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you should, because without there is no cooling for vrm, and if you dont whant to burn it you should
 

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But can I not leave the stock VRM coolers on?
 
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i dunno, probally you do not have to enough clearence around your gpu
 

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hmm. ok. Thanks
 
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as you can see here there is no clearence around the gpu, you can cut a bigger hole , but then you don't have any warranty any more

why no small water loop for that beast, offcourse it's more expensive, but you wil have great temps and cool looks, and you can oc the shit out of it

edit

that's a gtx580 but the vrm/memory heatsink is almost the same on the gtx480
 

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Thanks. That was a great pic.
I'm gonna try OC'ing on stock cooler first. On my 470, I hit a wall before I maxed out voltage or temp. If I have the same luck with the 480, no point in going for water cooling. If, on the other hand, my OC'ing is being limited by temps, I'll certainly consider liquid cooling it.
 
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Your PC ATM - Page 597

plz take look @ this forums, great pc's great cooling and stuff , just take a loook man
 

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haha....yeah. I've seen that thread. But I can't justify the price of water cooling the GPu unless I get some performance returns. If I hit an OC'ing wall before temps are an issue, then the WC will just be a cosmetic upgrade which will run me atleast $200 (waterblock, rad, res, pump, pipes etc.)
 
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Great GTX 480 clocks.

the starter of that forum has a evga gtx480 hydro copper ,(that's just a evga gtx480 with a custom swiftech block on it)
and his maxed temps are 37c @900mhz core, but that's with a external wc thingy xd, if you have a dual radiotor with a swiftech mcp655 or mcp355 with 1/2 inch pipes and a cool res with a swiftech block on it you will see on a gtx480 around 50-55c full furmark load with 800-850mhz core
 

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Lets see. I'll try OC'ing with the stock cooler first. As I said, my Asus 470 hit a wall before I could max out temps or voltage. If I hit the max voltage and can OC more, I will certainly switch it out with a aftermarket cooler / WC loop.
 
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if i'm not wrong there also a custom bios somewhere and with that bios you can have a higher vcore on that thing, or maby you have a ''bad core'' it isn't that ''bad'' as it sounds but it means that it can't oc so good, if that is the case sell yours and buy another one from evga or msi, there is also a fucked up thing with my gtx275's asus says it oc good on there main site but i can't go higher than 671mhz (VS 633mhz)on the core or it will fail, wtf? xd, i will never ever buy a asus graphics card anymore
 

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yeah, I flashed with custom bios to add more voltage but no matter how much I push, its just not stable beyond 770 Mhz core. I'm selling it and have got myself another Asus 470, an EVGA 470 with a Zalman cooler, and a 480. I'll keep the 480, and either the EVGA or the ASUS 470 (whichever OCs better)
 
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can you send me that gtx 470 to me for?? free?? xd
i need a new gpu xd
 
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can you send me that gtx 470 to me for?? free?? xd
i need a new gpu xd
haha...the Asus is yours for 200 + shipping, and its not even a day old. I just received it today. This is not the one I tried the Oc'ing with. It the other one I mentioned I'm getting. You may or may not have better luck OC'ing it.

You should be able to hit over 900 on the core with any good 480.
Thats what I'm hoping.
 
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haha...the Asus is yours for 200 + shipping, and its not even a day old. I just received it today. This is not the one I tried the Oc'ing with. It the other one I mentioned I'm getting. You may or may not have better luck OC'ing it.
okay, i was just kidding xd,
i'm not rich xd, and i am waithing on my Samsung Syncmaster P2770FH (27'' 1920x1080, 1ms response time)
and also i need to pay back my mother lol, i'm just 17

if i could i would buy it
 

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Ah, no problem. I was as broke as you until I started working..lol. Now, I get to spend my money on the things I want to...best part of working
 
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Ah, no problem. I was as broke as you until I started working..lol. Now, I get to spend my money on the things I want to...best part of working
i started working a loooong time ago(since i was 13xd) but i didn't had to money when i wanted to buy that screen