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post #11 of 68
gtx 2xx series blocks are really cheap now a days at my local microcenter they sell them all for like 30 dollars cause no one buys them . Just buy new 470 blocks.
post #12 of 68
This makes me sad that my 285 is a BFG.
post #13 of 68
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Originally Posted by CasanovaFly View Post
This makes me sad that my 285 is a BFG.
well if you need a waterblock for it......



Buuut yeah I'm def keeping the 470's, not going backwards


I just am pissed Im gonna have a hard time selling the waterblocks
 
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well if you need a waterblock for it......



Buuut yeah I'm def keeping the 470's, not going backwards


I just am pissed Im gonna have a hard time selling the waterblocks
Try Ebay.
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Try Ebay.
I concur. Either that or wait until you have enough rep to sell.

The value of the GTX470 is a lot more than the GTX285 along with better performance. That's something.
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post #16 of 68
As everyone has said you need to sell the blocks, deal with the noise untill you get new 470 blocks and enjoy the 1-5 degree drop off your rad....
    
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As everyone has said you need to sell the blocks, deal with the noise untill you get new 470 blocks and enjoy the 1-5 degree drop off your rad....
I have a HW Labs extreme series GTX 560 radiator. Nothing I throw at it causes temp increase.



Regardless... I'll try Ebay.
 
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post #18 of 68
1.buy used gtx 285's for cheap
2.clean and slap on waterblocks
3.jack price by $200 over what you paid for the cards
4.profit
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post #19 of 68
You can get blocks for the 470s pretty cheap, I'm going to grab another block here pretty quick from DD directly for $90... Ok so its not cheap, but its cheaper than retail.
    
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post #20 of 68
Why would you ever sell them. This is awesomeness. Sell them blocks.
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