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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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    Gelid Icy Vision

    To those of you who have tested the ICY Vision with a 480, is there any chance that it will fit the 480 using the stock bottom heatplate? Here is an example of a heatsink that does fit the 480 (although apparently not the 470) with the stock heatplate, the Prolimatech MK-13...
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    GTX 465 out Monday 24th?

    I'd avoid the 465 as well, because for a bit more there are good cards available from both camps. Either the 470 or 5850 both offer strong performance for the money.
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    Maybe some kind of spike? Main thing is that your temps. are ok now. The 196.75 card killer driver was said to stop the fan, but I had the Accelero on it when it died. Not blaming the cooler for sure, like you said you were glad to have the HR-03 when you tried it. The fans were spinning when...
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    Hey Babs:) The high vrm temps rears it's ugly head again! Kind of glad I can't read mine, I don't want to know what they are:D I've got SS HD as well, brings back memories from when I had SS1 and 2 a few years ago. Still a fun game. I was going to suggest something I did on my 280/HR-03 a while...
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    It was a great run, and the best thread on this forum:ohwell: Thanks to you, OnBoard, for all your hard work:toast:
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    That's a good idea to post these ATI versions OnBoard. 36C temp reduction for the 5870, and a whopping 40C for the 5970:eek: Although the temp. difference is less if the stock coolers are run at 100% fan speed, but then the noise level becomes a problem, unlike with the Acceleros at their max...
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    You won't be disappointed with the Accelero Xtreme GTX Pro, it fits the 275 like a glove, including the ram and chip sinks. So your 275's issues are heat-related then? If setting the fan speed to 70%+ cures the problem then it looks like that is it. I had my 275's in a 902 as well, with the...
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    2x GTX 260s 216 vs GTX 295

    Since you already have a 260, your most cost-effective option would be to buy a second 260 and run them in sli. You will get good performance from two of them. I chose to do the same myself a few months ago, adding a second 275 really gave me a performance boost.
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    *GTX 260/280 Unofficial TPU! Thread*

    Same here, I find the FTW clock speeds to be high enough for any gaming, I only bump them for Vantage runs. I did notice that the EVGA FTW bios has a slightly higher 3D voltage than the SC bios, the specs. are listed at TPU's bios download section. Nice clocks, looks very stable. I run the AC...
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    Accelero Xtreme GTX 280 mini review and support

    Actually that Lian Li case is still a mid-tower, but with 8 slots it's sufficient for my setup. As far as drives, I'm still just using one hd, a 500G Barracuda. Someday in the future I guess the ssd's will be on the list. I have been wanting to get a modular ps for a while, I would have liked a...