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February 17, 2013 4:18:25 AM

I am building a quad SLI-setup preferably with GTX-680 GPUs. Also I will have full blown liquid-cooling in two loops. So, guys are GPUs available without the inbuilt fan and heatsink cooling setup?? If I rip off the cooling unit from EVGA or ASUS cards will it void the warranty?? Moreover do the GPU cooling blocks cover the whole circuit board including the VRM circuitry and memory chips or I need to install separate heatsinks for them ??

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February 17, 2013 5:16:35 AM

Monster123 said:
I am building a quad SLI-setup preferably with GTX-680 GPUs. Also I will have full blown liquid-cooling in two loops. So, guys are GPUs available without the inbuilt fan and heatsink cooling setup?? If I rip off the cooling unit from EVGA or ASUS cards will it void the warranty?? Moreover do the GPU cooling blocks cover the whole circuit board including the VRM circuitry and memory chips or I need to install separate heatsinks for them ??


Yes, you will vold your warranty and I do know that XSPC makes a full waterblock for the 680's and you should also buy back plates if you're thinking about water cooling your cards.

Always test your hardware before applying water cooling blocks to CPU, GPU, Ram Modules, and Motherboards.





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February 18, 2013 5:15:37 AM

Thanks bro!! If I cancel the liquid cooling setup for the GPUs and continue with the factory supplied air cooling, in quad SLI setup the 2nd and 3rd cards' air cooling will be totally blocked. How will that effect performance and lifespan of the cards ??
And what do you mean by testing of the hardware ?? General testing or any specific testing ??
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February 18, 2013 5:37:22 AM

wow...
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February 20, 2013 12:04:23 PM

And what is 'wow' supposed to mean ??
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February 20, 2013 1:10:36 PM

There is only one way to find out.
Ideally, your cards will peak at 80c and everything will be merry. However in quad SLI, the limited airflow will be a problem. 90c shouldn't be too big of a problem, as my HD4850 ran hotter than that, and the longevity of the cards won't really be affected.
At 100c you have a problem.
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