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Old October 16, 2012, 11:01 AM
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There is something i don't understand,your watercooled card is super cool on load,yeah ,but why? longer lifespan? anyway you change a card every 4 years^^ or extreme overclocking?
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Old October 16, 2012, 11:19 AM
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I've never even had a card for more than 2 years. Most last a year between upgrades. Watercooling is for cool, quiet and overclocking. I bought my watercooling kit about 6 years ago and have had zero issues with it. Been using the same pump/rad and cpu block since, in many different combos. Would never ever go back to air cooling. The 2600k at 4.8ghz 1.31v in the same loop tops out at 52c under prime 95 torture test.
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Old October 16, 2012, 11:20 AM
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I've never even had a card for more than 2 years. Most last a year between upgrades. Watercooling is for cool, quiet and overclocking. I bought my watercooling kit about 6 years ago and have had zero issues with it. Been using the same pump/rad and cpu block since, in many different combos. Would never ever go back to air cooling. The 2600k at 4.8ghz 1.31v in the same loop tops out at 52c under prime 95 torture test.
Yeah you are a lot more efficent in that matter. And it can make for much quieter computing.

That and anything that is kept cooler as an electronic device will have a much longer lifespan,

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My new "reference" EVGA 660Ti is right about in line with SKY's review:
Idle 36C with fan at 30% (its lowest)
Load (GPUGrid) 78C with fan at 53%

I have to note though that the fan's motor or bushing is low quality and it makes the same noise as some reference 670s discussed in this thread:
gtx 670 reference fan noise - techPowerUp! Forums
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PNY GTX560Ti; idle fan @ 40% (card minimum): 27C, peak fan under load 75% (card maximum): 58-60C.

Has anyone seen a gpu fan die prematurely from running at max speed for extended periods? By extended I mean the entire time a game is running, since my MSI Afterburner curve is steep enough to hit 75% fairly soon (because I like cool cards). I want to know if I'm shortening the fans life by running it so fast when the 560 can safely take more heat(?)
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PNY GTX560Ti; idle fan @ 40% (card minimum): 27C, peak fan under load 75% (card maximum): 58-60C.

Has anyone seen a gpu fan die prematurely from running at max speed for extended periods? By extended I mean the entire time a game is running, since my MSI Afterburner curve is steep enough to hit 75% fairly soon (because I like cool cards). I want to know if I'm shortening the fans life by running it so fast when the 560 can safely take more heat(?)
Went through 3 twin frozr gtx 275's, had it at %85 fan while folding, ended up selling the refurb after the fourth RMA.
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