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post #11 of 25
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I would not change the custom fans(they can really disperse air), but rather design a new airduct which directs more airflow to the gpu from currently vacant vents.
Maybe casting a hand shaped toilet paper roll airduct with forced induction(jizz word) fan installation within its custom shape could double the air actually reaching the heatsinks.
I'm actually getting more feasible, the more I dream about this stuff.

AWESOME. New martket for ventilation re-directors. I will be buyingthis patent when it launches. wink.gif
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So true.. So if I DID use wet TP and roll it up to fill the crevices as described below , wouldn't it redirect the airflow as such ?

I honestly did think that the heatsink could have been bigger.. and this would create so much more static pressure right where it's needed.. I see wisdom!


^ Green is where the TP goes..

I could just have the whole concept wrong
post #13 of 25
Zalman heatsinks will fit under the cooler, on top of the cooling plate... I have marked the area's in red, that will accommodate the heatsinks without modification to the cooler. This was helpful for me in lowering memory temps

*As for a 'washer-mod' ... YES- Do it! Almost everyone that has, is reporting higher clocks as well as lower temps Clamp pressure on the core, does improve the top-end of your clock limit with the 69xx GPU's.

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post #14 of 25
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Thanks maite
Don't have the zalman but I'm sure I'll manage some low-profile heatsinks..
Have the VRM001 by AC as of now .. they're pretty high though ..

So work pending :
Low profile heatsinks.
Washer mod
AC Ceramique TIM ( found it ! )

Your opinion on the TP shroud modification ?? To push more air through the heatsink than around it ??

Sharing the heat b/w the VRMs and Mem banks sure was stupid . Thanks MSI !

For the previous post , forgive my drawing skills.. The only thing I know ( not very good at that too, seemingly) is MS paint.
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Thanks maite
Don't have the zalman but I'm sure I'll manage some low-profile heatsinks..
Have the VRM001 by AC as of now .. they're pretty high though ..

So work pending :
Low profile heatsinks.
Washer mod
AC Ceramique TIM ( found it ! )

Your opinion on the TP shroud modification ?? To push more air through the heatsink than around it ??

Sharing the heat b/w the VRMs and Mem banks sure was stupid . Thanks MSI !

For the previous post , forgive my drawing skills.. The only thing I know ( not very good at that too, seemingly) is MS paint.
I think thea shroud to redirect cool air from outside the case will be more effective than filling those empty spaces, that way your not limiting the aitflow through the heatsink
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That's not totally out of the question .. well .. what do you think of my plan ??
Any how , I DO have a LOT of ventilation in my cabinet , it being an HAF and all..

I can , still , If you think it's give me 2-3C extra difference , vent from the 140mm slot I have at the bottom of my cabinet directly to the Gfx card..
What say!!?

There'll be no AC where I'm going , and ambients r gonna hit 35C ( believe it )
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That's not totally out of the question .. well .. what do you think of my plan ??
Any how , I DO have a LOT of ventilation in my cabinet , it being an HAF and all..

I can , still , If you think it's give me 2-3C extra difference , vent from the 140mm slot I have at the bottom of my cabinet directly to the Gfx card..
What say!!?

There'll be no AC where I'm going , and ambients r gonna hit 35C ( believe it )
Wow that's pretty warm!

High Airflow will be needed in that case. It may make a small temp difference, because the heat
of the duct segmenting.

I'll explain what I'm thinking of in greater detail later tonight. Keep in mind that this is all theory for me, and I'll be trying it on my next build - current system has no need for such a thing.
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post #18 of 25
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Ur on a low power gfx card I Like ...

Shall do what you've mentioned .. about ducting the whole gfx card system..
And I'll prolly combine that with the shroud modification on the card.
Hope to see a nice boost in thermal performance.. Will now post back when things are done.

Any other suggestions are more than welcome .. Still weary on not replacing those fans
post #19 of 25
I think you shouldnt enclose the side where heatpipes are present, they exchange heat by themselves pretty quickly.
Simple logic tells me, if you restrict air, you will need bigger pressure. That does not come easy since hot air is low pressure and your fans are designed that way. Maybe you will need higher air pressure fans to feed the heatsink just like Scythe Gentle Typhoon(oh I wish I could build a supercharger system xD)
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What you need with be high static pressure fans, not to be confused with high cfm fans. Sometimes they go hand in hand, but check the stats on the fan. You want to make a shroud that assists heat removal from the heatsink. Replacing the fans with on the heatsink will help for the few degrees your looking for, introducing 'cool' air will add just a tad more.

When you build the shroud, try to enhance the flow of the natural airflow of the airsink, and it should be good for 1-3c lower.
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