Look closely at the mounting of the shroud, youll notice that it is screwed to the stock heatsink, without the heatsink you ll have to mod the shroud somehow to keep it...just a note to help you plan
Thanks for the clarification on the vantage not being included with the gpu V2-V3
If i could ask, i would like to really push the snot out of this card. Would you be accepting to do a review of the GPU Tweak software? I know there is stuff in there to really push the card but im not an extream overclocker and all those sliderbars are going to get me in trouble. Untill now its all i can do to leave them alone...i dont know how long i can last though.
I hit 1014core today, very happy about that...i know it can do more though WOOT