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Old 02-06-12, 04:19 PM   #109
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Old 02-06-12, 08:53 PM   #110
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Old 02-06-12, 08:54 PM   #111
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Nice job dude, very clean indeed!!!
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Old 02-06-12, 09:11 PM   #112
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Nice job dude, very clean indeed!!!
Thanks mullet.

I need to find something to clean those fingerprints off that heatsink... I tried rubbing alcohol but no go. Anyone have any ideas? I think it's aluminum.
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Thanks mullet.

I need to find something to clean those fingerprints off that heatsink... I tried rubbing alcohol but no go. Anyone have any ideas? I think it's aluminum.
Windex... if that doesn't work use tuff stuff.
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Old 02-06-12, 10:26 PM   #114
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Thanks mullet.

I need to find something to clean those fingerprints off that heatsink... I tried rubbing alcohol but no go. Anyone have any ideas? I think it's aluminum.
Aluminium is nice but very soft, the fat and oils from finger prints will etch into it so it's not really stains you can just clean. I would try to sand it away with some really fine grained sanding paper and make a new shiny surface
When done rub some WD-40 with a piece of cloth to give it some protection.
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Old 02-07-12, 12:14 AM   #115
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Aluminium is nice but very soft, the fat and oils from finger prints will etch into it so it's not really stains you can just clean. I would try to sand it away with some really fine grained sanding paper and make a new shiny surface
When done rub some WD-40 with a piece of cloth to give it some protection.
Thanks, I'll give windex a try but I'll probably end up sanding it like eci said.
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Old 02-07-12, 10:01 AM   #116
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Sand WTF don't do that VIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! The aluminum is anodized it will look like hell.
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Old 02-07-12, 10:22 AM   #117
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Sand WTF don't do that VIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! The aluminum is anodized it will look like hell.
Yea, I was thinking 1000 grit, to kind of buff off the fingerprints. But that may make it look bad if one part is shiny and the rest of it is dull...

Whatever, maybe I'll just leave it. It doesn't make a difference.
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Yea, I was thinking 1000 grit, to kind of buff off the fingerprints. But that may make it look bad if one part is shiny and the rest of it is dull...

Whatever, maybe I'll just leave it. It doesn't make a difference.
Tuff stuff will clean it no problem...
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Yeah maybe try what Roadhog recommends because if it's coated then I dunno.
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Old 02-07-12, 11:29 AM   #120
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Awesome! Good luck with CF!

Love the case. I had the long version (as well?) years ago and really loved it. But it wasn't great for a lot of HDDs and a larger PSU so I had to get a different case.
Thanks.

Crossfire has been much easier to use than I expected to be honest. The Catalyst Application Profiles handle most modern games very well. I got a very nice boost in BF3 at ultra settings and each GPU uses runs at about 85-95% load. It's nice to see them both being used. I played MW3 for a bit too and it was only using about 15-20% of each GPU lol.

Temperatures get a little warm on the primary card (tight spacing). I put in a spacer to separate the cards a little, and with a custom fan speed/temperature curve, it keeps it around 60C. It is loud when the fan speeds up, but with my closed headphones, I can't hear a thing.
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