Monday, March 26th 2012

EVGA Gives Away Free High-Flow Bracket to First 200 Registered GTX 680 Users

EVGA is giving away High-Flow Brackets to the first 200 people in North America and Europe who register their EVGA GeForce GTX 680 graphics cards. The replacement expansion bracket, designed by EVGA, has more perforations than the one on NVIDIA's reference design board, its makers claim it shaves off an extra 3°C from the GPU temperature. It should be listed on the EVGA web-store for purchase separately, soon. For more information about the offer, visit this page.
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36 Comments on EVGA Gives Away Free High-Flow Bracket to First 200 Registered GTX 680 Users

#1
option350z
RigRebel said:
Thanks, I've been in IT for 10 years so the thought of overvoltage intriques me *rubs hands "power, power.. more power" evil laugh* but I gathered exactly what you are saying that basically don't do it unless you know what to do and stick with stock to be safe... BUT, if you'd care to share a link for my curiosity please share. I'd love to learn and I have a card or two I could sacrifice to the card gods for sake of "learning" lol.
Been in IT for ten years. That's pretty damn cool if you ask me. I'm currently going for a BS in Comp Engineering. I'll take a look around and try to find links about that.
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15th Warlock
RigRebel said:
Agreed :toast:, some card manufacturers will also extend a warranty sometimes if you register within 30 days... Galaxy is one of them on particular models.

PS if i was gonna OC these cards heavy (especially in SLI) I'd spend the extra $15.00 per card to lower @3 degrees C per card. Well probably wouldn't be that if in SLI cause limited airflow space between cards but could still help.
Yes, PNY gives you lifetime warranty also if you register on the first 30 days after purchase.

I run two of these cards in SLI and the hottest I've seen them get so far is around 73 degrees, pretty cool if you ask me :)

Still I would take a free grill that reduces that temp 3 degrees further down any day of the week :p the cooler the card runs, the higher GPU Boost will dynamically increase your clock under load :rockout:
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#3
johnnyfiive
I cannot wait to see what people get with the 680's under water!
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#4
DanishDevil
I managed to snag one of these for myself :)

johnnyfiive said:
I cannot wait to see what people get with the 680's under water!
Unfortunately, the new power connector prevents the possibility of single slot watercooled cards :(
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#5
Steevo
johnnyfiive said:
So you like to blow a warranty on a $500+ video card to get at most, 2-3c drop in temps?

Reference design cards are what vendors are selling, they don't "have" to give you anything if they are selling it at MSRP pricing. If evga were to provide the hi flow bracket, expect a $15 premium, and then more bitching from consumers, am I right?

Why yes, yes I am.
Sir if you will merely look up at the sites name, where we simply DO try everything to Power UP our stuff.


My 5870 made its way in life by almost a whole day before I ripped its cooler off and yes, the cooler actually had to be broken due to one hell of a tough screw.



Torture hardware? Yes we do that. :p
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#6
[H]@RD5TUFF
It's pretty cool of them to do this IMO, even if it's only for 200 people.
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#7
Casecutter
johnnyfiive said:
EVGA doesn't make the cards
I suppose on that point I get where this has merit. EVGA probably never even touch those cards, they send stickers and retail packages, to the company making them and never even touched them. But if they still shouldn't limint it to just 200, although that could be all they delivered on release day. Each AIB got somthing like 200 referance card each, so say what 6-8 AIB's 1,200-1,800 cards dried up right quick.
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#8
Delta6326
DanishDevil said:
I managed to snag one of these for myself :)



Unfortunately, the new power connector prevents the possibility of single slot watercooled cards :(
And don't forget about the bad connector port arrangement. But I did see somewhere a company had single slot watercooling the moved one of the six pins and changed the connectors.
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#9
GoldenTiger
Delta6326 said:
...So your telling me that adding 4 little holes lower it by 3c? Why not just cut the whole thing apart :D

http://img.techpowerup.org/120326/Capture031.jpg http://img.techpowerup.org/120326/Capture032792.jpg
Actually, there are more than four additional holes, compare the images more closely. Additionally, there are less restrictions to the airflow as the gaps are larger with thinner seperation. Finally, you would void your warranty to cut the bracket apart with a dremel or drill. EVGA doesn't have to offer anything, since they provided the same reference bracket by default as everyone else... I for one as an owner of two eVGA GTX 680's registered for brackets for both cards and like the freebie!
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#10
NHKS
RigRebel said:
Any Idea when these are gonna hit the online market? Mid April maybe ?
not sure.. expecting by end of april.. will keep u updated if i find anything. :toast:
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#11
johnnyfiive
Registered my 680 last night, hopefully I get one of those brackets. We'll see.
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