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But I can't install it until my PSU comes on Wednesday. I got it off of backfire003 for $200 shipped to canada.

It's the EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR EVGA GTX 470

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I also have a Q6600 on the way to me and the PSU is the Antec TPN750W

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I hope I can break 800MHz core with this bad boy.

Can't wait to run Vantage and 3DMark06 with this baby

Kinda a pointless thread, but I'm very excited, as you can probably tell.

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Same PSU and GPU I have, copycat!

Enjoy the upgrade Forewarning, if you disassemble the card, use good, appropriately sized screwdrivers. Screws on this card are very easy to strip.
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You should be able to hit 800Mhz, but it's going to require a great deal of turbine/airflow noise to get there

If you're an adventurous lad, I suggest replacing the thermal paste. Should lower temps slightly and it's a good learning experience.
    
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Same PSU and GPU I have, copycat!

Enjoy the upgrade Forewarning, if you disassemble the card, use good, appropriately sized screwdrivers. Screws on this card are very easy to strip.
Haha *runs and hides*

Yeah, I may use some MX-2 if the temps are ridconkerous.

Thanks for the heads up.

Can't wait to play with the card

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You should be able to hit 800Mhz, but it's going to require a great deal of turbine/airflow noise to get there

If you're an adventurous lad, I suggest replacing the thermal paste too
Hahah, I'll run the fan at 100%

Yeah I just may be adventurous and put some MX2 on this bad boy.

Scared though since I may strip a screw
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Very decent card.
Still a great contender despite the new 5XX series.
Just Overclock the Q6600, it will bottleneck it.
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Very decent card.
Still a great contender despite the new 5XX series.
Just Overclock the Q6600, it will bottleneck it.
I will for sure, the guy I bought it from said he ran 3.6GHz with no problems
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Haha *runs and hides*

Yeah, I may use some MX-2 if the temps are ridconkerous.

Thanks for the heads up.

Can't wait to play with the card



Hahah, I'll run the fan at 100%

Yeah I just may be adventurous and put some MX2 on this bad boy.

Scared though since I may strip a screw
Use high quality screwdrivers and enough downward force and you'll be good to go. I used a fairly cheap screwdriver on mine and it was giving away before the screws budged. Screwdriver lost some definition and then from that point on it made loosening the screws very difficult and I stripped most of them in the process

My temps got worse after reapplying thermal paste, but I chalk that up to crappy new paste and a good seating from the factory.
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Use high quality screwdrivers and enough downward force and you'll be good to go. I used a fairly cheap screwdriver on mine and it was giving away before the screws budged. Screwdriver lost some definition and then from that point on it made loosening the screws very difficult and I stripped most of them in the process

My temps got worse after reapplying thermal paste, but I chalk that up to crappy new paste and a good seating from the factory.
Oh boy. I'm sorry to hear that. Makes me scared to even try

But yeah I gotta tell you guys, my card was shipped out monday and I just got it today at 12pm. I guess the post office is working on weekends now -- due to the holidays or something
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Quote:
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Use high quality screwdrivers and enough downward force and you'll be good to go. I used a fairly cheap screwdriver on mine and it was giving away before the screws budged. Screwdriver lost some definition and then from that point on it made loosening the screws very difficult and I stripped most of them in the process

My temps got worse after reapplying thermal paste, but I chalk that up to crappy new paste and a good seating from the factory.
post #10 of 31
look at my sig rig thats what a good binned evga 470 can do, so if yours has a low vid you should be able to do what i can do.

also, nice power supply AND if u disassemble the card dont listen to people telling you to use small screwdrivers. use a medium sized one.
 
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