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Old 06-18-08, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default My first impressions. GTX 280 Tri-SLi ( Pic. )

Initially, I am impressed. I see dramatic performance increases at 2560x1600 in Age of Conan, even with 4x AA enabled. =)

I recommend putting a high-speed Yate Loon on the side of your case, and/or, multiple Yate Loon fans. They move a lot of air and will allow you to maintain stability.

They don't get too hot, I suppose it's due to the high-speed fan blowing directly on it.

I will post more soon.

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Old 06-18-08, 05:31 PM   #2
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Grats! Looks good.
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Old 06-18-08, 05:47 PM   #3
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Awesome Looks nice
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Old 06-18-08, 06:22 PM   #5
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Finally we'll see some 2560x1600 results . What's the rest of your specs?
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Old 06-18-08, 08:02 PM   #6
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Finally we'll see some 2560x1600 results . What's the rest of your specs?
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Old 06-18-08, 08:25 PM   #7
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You sir are nutz!

Congrats on your purchase! Show us some CRYSIS!!!
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Old 06-18-08, 09:34 PM   #8
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Very nice indeed.

A question though, why didn't you can get the water-blocked versions either from Evga or BFG? They should drop the temps a lot more. Not to mention the BFG one is single slot so you can stick a sound card in there as well.
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Any idea why EVGA doesn't make their watercooled cards single slot? BFG card = I know you can buy single slot PCI brackets yourself but still..
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Old 06-20-08, 07:53 AM   #12
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Very nice indeed.

A question though, why didn't you can get the water-blocked versions either from Evga or BFG? They should drop the temps a lot more. Not to mention the BFG one is single slot so you can stick a sound card in there as well.
I have a sound card. It's in my PCI-1x slot, above the main video adapter. Also, I will be water cooling them. I just prefer higher quality blocks, from danger den, or EK. I'm not going to use EVGA blocks.
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