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Hi guys....I been looking all over the net for a forum a video something with someone ek waterblocked gtx 980 ti. I know there are folks that have installed this awesome waterblock on the card but I am really excited to hear how far they pushed the card with that exotic cooling system. I'm definitely planning on ek- ing my 980 ti but I'd love to see some overclock numbers to know what to expect. So anyone in this forum who has them...Release the kraken

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Honestly...watercooling is awesome, but once you get below a certain point, it's not going to get you any better gains than a great air cooler.

 

Look for "high end" air cooling overclocks and you'll be in the ballpark for an average 980 Ti under water. You might get lucky if you have an exceptionally leaky chip (leaky == better if extreme cooling) and get a > 1500 MHz clock out of the core...

 

I love full cover blocks...but even though I have a pair of full cover 780 blocks, mine are air cooled. :lol: I pushed the clocks a bit, flashed the BIOSes, but they're running the stock 780 cooler since it's "quiet enough" and I don't want to install the extra 360mm rads needed to keep water temps down. I know...shoot me, I'm a terrible OCC member. :P

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It's true that they managed to tone down the fan noise from the GTX600 series, but still. You have full waterblocks for your 780's, and you aren't putting them on? Just not having to hear the blower from my graphics card is probably the best motivation for water cooling. (I might be exaggerating just a tad.)

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I did some digging. You might be able to push to 1500 boost clock like some have but that may or may not require a Bios mod. Do the bios mod at your own risk but it seems only around 100-200 Mhz is all you will benefit from that. This is still a 25% of from the base of 1200 mhz. But you will need water. Temperatures on air were shown to be high 90s and could potentially degrade quickly at the nearly 130% power target and added voltage.

 

Have fun. But be careful.

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Let's just say my gtx 480s have been motivating me lately to put mine under water again.

 

Cyclone activated. But what blows my mind is that AMD cards are apparently much louder. How loud can it get? Jet engine level?

 

Put a hair dryer next to your head and you get the point. 

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I did some digging. You might be able to push to 1500 boost clock like some have but that may or may not require a Bios mod. Do the bios mod at your own risk but it seems only around 100-200 Mhz is all you will benefit from that. This is still a 25% of from the base of 1200 mhz. But you will need water. Temperatures on air were shown to be high 90s and could potentially degrade quickly at the nearly 130% power target and added voltage.

 

Have fun. But be careful.

 

My reference MSI GTX980Ti does around 1450MHz boost in gaming overvolted on 1.238v with no bios mod.

Power/Temp targets maxed and the temps hover around 62C at 17C ambient, with around 95% fan on the reference blower.

Memory is also oc'ed to 1980MHz.

 

Flashing the BIOS would help with extending the power limits and could offer some headroom on the core.

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I did some digging. You might be able to push to 1500 boost clock like some have but that may or may not require a Bios mod. Do the bios mod at your own risk but it seems only around 100-200 Mhz is all you will benefit from that. This is still a 25% of from the base of 1200 mhz. But you will need water. Temperatures on air were shown to be high 90s and could potentially degrade quickly at the nearly 130% power target and added voltage.

 

Have fun. But be careful.

 

 

 

I did some digging. You might be able to push to 1500 boost clock like some have but that may or may not require a Bios mod. Do the bios mod at your own risk but it seems only around 100-200 Mhz is all you will benefit from that. This is still a 25% of from the base of 1200 mhz. But you will need water. Temperatures on air were shown to be high 90s and could potentially degrade quickly at the nearly 130% power target and added voltage.

 

Have fun. But be careful.

 

My reference MSI GTX980Ti does around 1450MHz boost in gaming overvolted on 1.238v with no bios mod.

Power/Temp targets maxed and the temps hover around 62C at 17C ambient, with around 95% fan on the reference blower.

Memory is also oc'ed to 1980MHz.

 

Flashing the BIOS would help with extending the power limits and could offer some headroom on the core.

 

 

Apart from giving me the few extra % of power limit I need to get stable overclock at 1300mhz on my 780Ti, the best thing I liked about the bios I used was that it removed GPU boost. So when you set your Core or Mem clock, it's not going to be jumping around at random times. (Not a fan of GPU Boost behavior in general). Now with this bios, my core clock is way more stable and never does weird things like jump below 1050mhz in the middle of a gaming session.

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I just got back into wow. YEAH YEAH say what you will. (I know but this is still valid to the topic in question)

 

But I am going to come back and say.

 

Water cooling your system is invaluable. Why, Cause you do not have to hear that GOD awful noise when the GPU is fully loaded. Now granted I have one of the loudest GPU's in the market. This however varies in game. Usually they are pretty quiet and tolerable.. But the second I stepped into Stormwind or any Place that is surrounded By trees I Have two hair Driers Going off at once.  I need the Liquid cooling back... RIght now.

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I just got back into wow. YEAH YEAH say what you will. (I know but this is still valid to the topic in question)

 

But I am going to come back and say. <rant>

 

Water cooling your system is invaluable. Why, Cause you do not have to hear that GOD awful noise when the GPU is fully loaded. Now granted I have one of the loudest GPU's in the market. This however varies in game. Usually they are pretty quiet and tolerable.. But the second I stepped into Stormwind or any Place that is surrounded By trees I Have two hair Driers Going off at once.  I need the Liquid cooling back... RIght now. </Rant>

 

I'm waiting for the few remaining parts to fix up my waterloop again. So I'm using my backup pc. It has a gtx 670 in it. The fan only goes to 80% but... When I play in Rome Total War 2, depending on what I'm doing it varies so it's like hearing a jet engine revving up for take off. DRIVES ME NUTS. Can't wait to get my silent 780ti waterblocked card back... I miss it T_T

 

The fans on GPUs are evil, they all need to be waterblocked. :) Good luck Boinker!

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