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    Msi z68a-gd65 (g3)

    That downclocking multi issue seems to be related to the latest bios for these boards, here is a similar case with a GD80: http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=152131.0
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    Msi z68a-gd65 (g3)

    It also appears that the GD55 has only one bios chip compared to the two on the GD65. Always nice to have a backup in case of a bad flash. @cadaveca: Thanks for the thorough and well-photographed review. It helped me to decide between the GD65 and a couple other boards I was considering, to...
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    Evga GTX560 Duke Pack

    But, where else are you going to get a limited edition Duke Nukem Radioactive Belt Buckle?
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    Experience a New Era of ROG with a Range of High-Performance

    You wish.:rolleyes:
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    Geforce GTX 460 Flashed To Geforce GTX 560

    http://www.facepalm.org/ :rolleyes:
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    Alpenföhn Launches Peter High-Performance VGA Cooler

    Thanks for the two good links. Good that your MK-13 works well for the 6970, which is more efficient and not a heat factory like the 480's I have to contend with. I had an MK-13 on my first EVGA 480 when they were originally released. I was impressed by the Prolimatech's high-quality...
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    Foxconn Unveils Quantum Force Rattler P67 Motherboard

    I couldn't resist that since it's a Foxconn board. I don't think they would have anything but a Foxconn socket on their boards:laugh: Not wanting to dig up any dirt on that issue, I certainly haven't had any Foxconn sockets "burn out". It's good to see them making a performance P67 board, last...
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    Foxconn Unveils Quantum Force Rattler P67 Motherboard

    Oh, so it's a Lotes socket? :laugh:
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    Replacing a quick release bracket...

    10 Slots, that's a big case. As you say, you only need 7 slots for the motherboard so there are enough. I haven't seen any 10-slot brackets though! Even this Lian-Li 10-slot monster seems to use some other kind of retaining assembly...
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    Replacing a quick release bracket...

    You're welcome! I never did like the older, original cheap plastic pci-e card quick release assemblies, as they weren't very strong. Most of them have been improved now, but a modern high-end card does need a lot of support, which seems to be lacking in many cases. Good old-fashioned...
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    Replacing a quick release bracket...

    Worth a try, the Thermaltake Armor + looks like it could accommodate one. My previous case would have, as it was a Lian-Li PC-7FNW. Although it came with thumbscrews, it was upgraded to include that bracket in the next revision. Good luck:cool:
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    Replacing a quick release bracket...

    Have you seen these? http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=130_210_750_759&products_id=27606 Although they are made for Lian-Li cases, they may work with others.
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    You have fantastic self-control when it comes to video cards:p But the 280 is such a good card, and your cooling mods made it that much better. Looking at your system specs, you did upgrade to a great platform with the Giga P55 UD3/I7 860, etc. (I'm still on an i5 750, still running great.) A...
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    Really BababooeyHTJ, it's time to sell off the 280:laugh: Just kidding, that's your choice, and I know that card has been good to you for a long time. But I agree with what OnBoard said. Personally, I think the 460 is Nvidias' best card, looking at the bang for the buck factor. With a good...
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    TPU's GTX460 Club

    Great job, OnBoard:toast: Excellent photos and worklog! A lot of work, but now that custom plate really covers the memory and those mosfets. The Zalman sinks on the back voltage chip should be effective as well. That should now help to wick away a lot of heat from those chips. Some leftover...
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