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Just had a look at the other post in your thread, look good mate. Do you NEED the fan on the VRM's? Only my 600t doesnt have a side fan and i dont like the idea of just sticking a random fan over the top of a card. looks too messy in my case! I love my direct cu ii its just noisy when at full load and 60% + fan speed. Even then its still quieter than any other card i have had in the past.

Another great thing with this mod is it would bring the tripple slot direct cu down to a dual slot when the H100 (or alternative) is fitted, therefore they would fit in SLI with great cooling!

I really really want to see someone either make a custom shroud for the Direct cu ii 580 or fit a pump and then place the stock HSF back on so that it has a factory look and still cools the rest of the card as it should
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I honestly can't see point in changin DCII cooler for some closed loop set like Antec or Corsair make.

Neither do i if you don't OC your card...i do OC my card and you wouldn't like to run it at 950Mhz with 1.15V and have to rev up the fans to at least 60% just to keep the temps below 70C while gaming...the temp difference is way too much and so is the noise difference in this case...like i said, no comparison... wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Darylrese View Post

Just had a look at the other post in your thread, look good mate. Do you NEED the fan on the VRM's? Only my 600t doesnt have a side fan and i dont like the idea of just sticking a random fan over the top of a card. looks too messy in my case! I love my direct cu ii its just noisy when at full load and 60% + fan speed. Even then its still quieter than any other card i have had in the past.
Another great thing with this mod is it would bring the tripple slot direct cu down to a dual slot when the H100 (or alternative) is fitted, therefore they would fit in SLI with great cooling!
I really really want to see someone either make a custom shroud for the Direct cu ii 580 or fit a pump and then place the stock HSF back on so that it has a factory look and still cools the rest of the card as it should

About the noisy stuff, tell me about it...i had to run my fans at at least 60% when OC at 950Mhz, 1.15V, it's just untolerable and not as efficient as some people think...

I am afraid that you need some kind of air stream to the VRMs...the factory heatsink doesn't touch the VRMs or the memory chips but it seems there are channels underneath that move air to these components...funny thing is that when at full load that air is warm and the more you OC the warmer it gets.

So, the way i have placed the radiator, if i run all the Noctuas at full tilt (still way more silent than the stock fans at 60% and waaaaay cooler), the air from the pull fans hit the hot spots directly, the hottest area of the card remains below 70C when OCed (no need if the freq is stock, at least for now, the summer is coming fast). Running Furmark is a different story, i need the NP14 to keep this area below 70C. But on the other hand i use Furmark only to record max temps so not really an issue...

Anyway, i bet this type of cooling is not practical for the average user, you still have to deal with the space issues (where exactly you will mount the rad) and if you don't have 2 or 4 "silent" fans then the cost goes up (no, i prefer asus fans at 60% than the Corsair ones at 50%)...next step would be the custom loop which i am sure it would give an even better cooling performance (therefore possibly even less noise) but it's gonna be pricier...anyway, i am still thinking going full W/C for the vga, that would be a nice project i guess...
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Neither do i if you don't OC your card...i do OC my card and you wouldn't like to run it at 950Mhz with 1.15V and have to rev up the fans to at least 60% just to keep the temps below 70C while gaming...the temp difference is way too much and so is the noise difference in this case...like i said, no comparison... wink.gif

Good point, since I play with headset and sound is secondary issue under load.thumb.gif
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Hey alll! just want add mt DCII to the mix. just ordered the EK waterblock for it. will up date when it gets here and i put it on.
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ok, been a while but here is the DC/II with the EK EN WB on it.

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haven't gotten around to OC her more. but it runs very cool.

PS iPhone not a good camera.
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Whats up fellas. Just did a trade for a DCII 580. Looking forward to it. Hopefully temps will be ok in my new TJ08. SLI 460's was a no go in a micro atx case. Too smashed.
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highly contemplating picking up another 580 soon but not sure if i wanna go with another DCII to look badass but with minor temp issues or just any 580 for the breathing room lol
    
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IMHO, there is something wrong with the Asus 7970 DCT2 design.

With stock air cooler, 1025/1400 was crashing in 3 seconds. LOL!

Installed a 60$ EK unviversal waterblock on it, some thermal pads on the back side directly on the VRMs, and now at stock voltage I can do 1175/1600 without any problems. Just ran Furmark 30 minutes and 3D Mark 11 10X in a row, played BF3 2 hours, and everything is rock-stable.

Temp is 33 celsius MAX on my chip at stock voltage 1175/1600 after 30 minutes of Furmark.

Asus. There is something wrong with your air cooler design. frown.gif

The ''mammoth tank'' is working much better! smile.gif

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I guess add me.

A POV pic, as though I were looking over my monitor at the window to my case.
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