GALAXY Geforce GTX 780 Ti HOF V2 – H2O and LN2 review
EK-SF3D Critical Point – Mounting & LN2 preparation
I insulated the Critical Point VGA pot with adhesive 3mm neoprene tape and installed a K type thermal probe to proper monitor the temperature. To protect the card against condensation and moisture I used vaseline on the front and back of the VGA card. Also, because the VRM will overheat without any active cooling in the area I installed the heatsink that was bundled with the card and added a 140mm fan for increased airflow.
The thermal paste used was the one bundled with the pot, the Gelid GC-Extreme which is also the best TIM for subzero benching. The whole card was covered with towels resulting in over 2 hours of trouble free benching, after that I stopped because the LN2 ran out. Beside insulation the GALAXY Geforce GTX 780 Ti HOF V2 needs only that the user flips the 3 dip switch module on the back to the OFF position, deactivating the thermal shutdown and power limit.