Don't get me wrong, the temperatures on my cards are fine with a more than tolerable fan speed (~70% is what I use, and that's fine to me), cards stay below 65ºc most of the times even while overclocked to 1250MHz Core and +450MHz Memory.
What I meant is, if the "throttle" (Or speed step down) would be set at 80ºC instead of 70ºC, that would allow me to run lower fan speed (Of course sacrificing temperatures) and it would run quieter. I'm overall satisfied with these cards, they're amazing.
I have no issues with temperatures, this case is the best for air cooling setups specially for Multi GPU. I refuse to buy aftermarket coolers such as Accelero Xtreme coolers mainly because all heat stays on the case and I prefer a reference cooler to exhaust all hot air outside.
My case does have an exhaust, which is being used for the Corsair H80 radiator/fans, so if I used Accelero Xtreme on the cards, the CPU temperature would rise considerably, not to mention these coolers don't work well with this kind of cases which are orientated 90º sided.
My only "complaint" here is that I find 70ºC underclocking a bit ridiculous, they should have set it at something like 80ºC.
Other than that, love the cards and I'm running them at 1250MHz Core and +450MHz Memory, I max out any game at 2560x1440 easily, these cards are beasts.
Here's latest picture of the rig:
The case is mainly orientated to reference cards as all heat exhausts through the top due to possitive pressure (Remember hot air tends to go up).
I did have an HD5970 over a year ago with an Accelero Xtreme, and while it was completely fine with just 1 card, it was a total disaster as soon as I added another card below the HD5970, the Accelero Xtreme coolers don't work well with more than 1 GPU as the top card breaths all the hot air from the lower card, meaning the lower card may have great temperatures but the top card will be a disaster, probably worse than reference cooler.
With that said, I love the cards, and I will not upgrade them for at least a year from now, I just want Nvidia to remove the 70ºC downclocking to something like 80ºC, or even 75ºC would be fine.