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post #31 of 38
I was looking at the eVGA hydro as well, dam smexy card IMO

Will have to wait and see how it preforms rather than listen to conjecture.

Reviews will be coming, looking at some 580 dust busters personally. can't swing the blocks,

I am sure there will be a bunch of aftermarket coolers to choose from

I would just say no till some numbers come out
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Well I was able to get the cards to post at 1GHz, but found that they were not benchmark stable at that frequency. The temps were fine (low 60s) even at a voltage of 1.138V, but just wasn't stable. Same at 975MHz. The second GPU test on 3DMark Vantage crashes at that frequency.

950MHz works great in benchmarks, but I don't think I want to keep it there for my 24/7 setting as I have to crank the voltage up pretty hight to achieve that clock. 925MHz seems to be my sweet spot for daily use @ 1.1125v. Was able to throw multiple benchmarks and games at them in SLI, completely stable and never got above 54C at any point. The blocks seem to be performing just fine. Looks like it will be luck of the draw if you can get any 580 that can run a bench at 950MHz or higher. Some guys have been able to to do it without many problems, others can't.

Ran Heaven DX11 benchmark for 30 minutes, then ran 3 loops of the Crysis Warhead benchmark maxed out with Enthusiast settings @ 1920x1200 with 16X AA. High temp during the entire process was 54C, and my Average FPS in Crysis was 81.21FPS. Loving these cards.

    
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That's pretty sweet! Thanks for the info Armageddon. I will rep u when I'm not on my iPhone seeing that Idk how on here. Do u think they would fare better w a koolance block or is that pretty much the limit. I have heard of getting 1 ghz w 580's but I'm not sure about the stability. I mean for the 200$ extra for the ftw do u think it's worth it or if u can do it over again would u get an after market block. Can't beat the 1 slot tho!
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That's pretty sweet! Thanks for the info Armageddon. I will rep u when I'm not on my iPhone seeing that Idk how on here. Do u think they would fare better w a koolance block or is that pretty much the limit. I have heard of getting 1 ghz w 580's but I'm not sure about the stability. I mean for the 200$ extra for the ftw do u think it's worth it or if u can do it over again would u get an after market block. Can't beat the 1 slot tho!
From what I have seen on the forum I pointed to in my last post, it is luck of the draw whether or not you will be able to hit 1GHz. Doesn't seem to matter much which waterblock is used. Some cards can hit 1GHz, others can't.

For me the extra money was worth it. I love the look of the cards, comes with a single slot bracket, and a backplate. Plus it saved me the hassle of having to install the blocks myself, even though I am very capable of doing so. In the end it pretty much comes down to personal preference. I love my cards and do not regret the purchase one bit.
    
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Could be a folder's dream.

7 of those in an SR-2.
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post #36 of 38
Good to kno Ty
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I need min 1.75v and max 1.213v to hold 1GHz bench stable on a single card. 1.138v is not going to cut it.
Edited by adamlau - 12/29/10 at 3:32pm
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Could be a folder's dream.

7 of those in an SR-2.
just found this by one of our local lads from Oz, SR-2 and all

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