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DeusGear 06-25-10 09:56 PM

Spitfire GTX480
 
Installed the spitfire on my 480 today. Took me about 8 hours.

1) Stripped screw in gtx480. Had to use dremel to cut it out.
2) Mounting the spitfire alone on the gtx480 was clunky as hell. I highly recommend a 2nd person
3) Couldn't get the card into my cm stacker. The PSU cage at the top was blocking the spitfire, so I had to spend about 3-4 hours dremeling out all the rivets
4) Couldn't remove the psu cage after removing rivets since it was wider than it could go down, had to cut it in half to pull the bastard out
5) Finally seated the card, which goes over my x-fi. Boot up: x-fi not recognized
6) Spend another hour getting the x-fi to recognize, finally it recognizes.

That's about it so far lmao.

Edit: ran a test in dirt 2. Before load temp was about 88c with fan on auto
Now load temp is 55c with the 140mm thermalright fan. The fan is SUPER quiet even at full 12v it's only 900 RPM, I can't hear it over my cpu fans. Very pleased.

http://www.imageslim.com/images/img_4c256ac251e2f.jpg
http://www.imageslim.com/images/img_4c255974e8ec0.jpg

grey_1 06-26-10 12:32 PM

Re: Spitfire GTX480
 
I've read nothing but good about the Spitfire's cooling capabilities. I think I would personally like a bit more user friendly install process though. :lol:

snowmanwithahat 06-26-10 01:27 PM

Re: Spitfire GTX480
 
lol doesn't look very SLI friendly

CaptNKILL 06-26-10 03:46 PM

Re: Spitfire GTX480
 
Wow, those things are expensive. :o

DeusGear 06-26-10 04:05 PM

Re: Spitfire GTX480
 
Yeah SLI is not happening with this cooler lol.


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