We're preparing to RIPJAY, but first, we need to get past Paul. We've leapt far up the Port Royal hall of fame with just water, not even chilled, and some hardmods for our EVGA 3090 FTW3 cards.
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As a reminder, our objective in this overclocking battle series is always to try and advance ourselves and learn. In this episode of our RIPJAY (JayzTwoCents) and RIPPAUL (Paul's Hardware) challenge, we're trying to learn more about hard modding GPUs, starting with shunt modding an EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 (specifically, learning more about soldering on these boards). We may venture into more hard mods following that. We're using Optimus Cooling water blocks for the cooling, and as discussed in the video, they're some of the best blocks we've ever tested. The blocks are made in Chicago and these are early prototypes, so we didn't get any instructions or pre-cut thermal pads for ours, but that's not a problem for us. The final version will include both of those things, however.

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We used Kingpin thermal paste, which you can find here: https://geni.us/WxjlM​
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Watch Paul's videos here: https://www.youtube.com/paulshardware​
and Jay: https://www.youtube.com/jayztwocents​

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00:00​ - Responding to Tryhard Paul with Tryhard Steve
02:56​ - Shunt Modding the RTX 3090 FTW3
04:42​ - How to Check Shunt Resistors for Mods
06:25​ - Piggyback Shunt Soldering
08:40​ - Time for Optimus Water Blocks
11:02​ - Microfin Density & Coldplate Construction
13:35​ - Monster Thermal Pad
19:19​ - Building the Test Bench (ft. CaseLabs)
24:10​ - More Cardboard, More Better
25:40​ - Final Build Shots
27:35​ - Lion King & Alien in the Water
30:50​ - Scores with Only Water (RIP PAUL)

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