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Corsair/Antec closed loop coolers AKA - "The Mod"

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Pros: silent, low temps, cheap

Cons: none

So ive been doing this mod for over a year now on various cards. I started with a Zotac 560ti after having a H70 sitting on a shelf collecting dust and reading a thread about a person talking about using zipstraps to mod a Corsair H70 cpu cooler to their gpu. Something clicked and the modders itch took over.

Total time to complete: 1H
benifits: a gpu that idles at sub 30c and load temps below 50c. Almost completely silent. Potential for higher overclocks

For those who do not know of The Mod its the name given to a gpu that has had a Closed loop cpu cooler attached to it via custom bracket or using simple zipstraps to attach the cooler to the gpu. Corsair and Antec both have great units for this mod. The most popular is the Antec 620 as they are often on sale for under $50 and have long flexable hoses. Long hoses give more options to where you can mount the rad.

There are clubs for both nvidia and ati cards in the cooling section here on OCN.

nvidia:http://www.overclock.net/t/1203528/official-nvidia-gpu-mod-club-aka-the-mod

ati: http://www.overclock.net/t/1203636/official-amd-ati-gpu-mod-club-aka-the-red-mod

Both of these clubs will are great starts for those who are interested in this type of cooling. Its very simple to do and does not take alot of time. The costs are far lower than typical watercooling and there is no maintance as these are closed loop coolers. two sizes of zipstraps are needed. Large ones about 6" and shorter, thinner ones about 4" in lenght. You can use the paste on the cooler but if you have your own TIM you can also use that.

I am running this mod on one of the most expensive graphics cards you can buy and I have total confidence in its reliability. My lows are 17c and highs of 48c. I have oc my 580gtx to 1027core from 1010 using stock cooling. The best part is my gpu is almost completely silent now.

Its the best thing to happen to a gpu. Also there are other members here how have expanded on the idea and are now making cheap custom brackets that can be purchased and shipped in an envolope right to your door.

I give this mod a 11/10
Corsair/Antec closed loop coolers AKA - "The Mod"
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This is not a review of a product but of a method of cooling a gpu. Its a mod that has been very popular on OCN and is being done almost everyday by its members. There are a few marketed products but they sell at a premium. This mod was originally done by Yellowbeard of the Corsair Forums using a custom bracket. The method ill talk about using zipstraps instead of a bracket was posted by another person whos name ive not been able to find again to give proper credit to.

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