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Need some help from ya, was wondering if you could messure the length of the card for me. i just ordered it and was wondering the length to make sure it will fit in my case. Thanks..ohh yea, its this model

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125357&cm_re=6870-_-14-125-357-_-Product
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NO one has this card? Really?
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ok, i have looked everywhere and i cannot find the length for this card, someone here has to have one and be able to messure it for me
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well just got off the phone with gigabyte tech support(really nice and helpful) and found the length of the 6870 windforce x3...290mm(11.5ish inches).
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Hey Blue, I'm thinking of getting this card. How do you like it and has anyone else here got one?
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Originally Posted by jameskelsey;12399935 
Hey Blue, I'm thinking of getting this card. How do you like it and has anyone else here got one?

Do NOT get it if you plan on overclocking. It has no ability to control voltage at all. It does run amazingly fast and cool, but it does not overclock worth poop. I have tried both of my cards seperatly and one does 940/1165 and the other does 917/1155 before artifacting. That is from a stock 915/1150. I am really hoping to RMA these at some point and hoping gigabyte will be out of stock and have to upgrade me lol.
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I've heard it sucks in multiple card positions if you have this on the bottom
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Originally Posted by Ubernoobie;12399975 
I've heard it sucks in multiple card positions if you have this on the bottom

i have 2 of em in crossfire with 1 on top of the other and my temps dont go above mid 60's on high card, other card sits at high 50's. if these had voltage control they would be the best 6870 out there. but since they dont, they are worthless if you overclock.
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I was interested because of the cooler,runs quiet and cool I read.Any other 6870's with a good cooler?
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by jameskelsey;12400031 
I was interested because of the cooler,runs quiet and cool I read.Any other 6870's with a good cooler?

MSI twin frozr II, but i beleive it will not cool as good as the windforce x3 do. Like i said, ive hit 65C with fans at auto 40%. they have never gotten above 40% ever. Even after 3-4 hours gaming in dirt2/gow/metro 2033. IF voltage control=best 6870 ever.
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