Originally Posted by Juliancahillane;14977034
This is excellent, im definately going to do this. Can you tell me how the power works, does the Khulers power header plug into the connector on the card and can you then controll the speed? what about the fans, do they need to be plugged in separately then etc?
No there is no fan control. It uses a motherboard power connector to power the pump.
Originally Posted by BloodyRory;15091621
Would this be able to work with a gtx 460?
Really should work with any card it's just a matter of taking the top of reference cooler off and see where you can fit the screws through. Once you do that, mark the drill points, make the holes, then mount the bracket...and bam...40c furmark temps. I know I can do this on any card...but to me the mod is only good if the stock vrm heat sink can remain in tact. Otherwise you are paying more for memory sinks, etc.
Originally Posted by juano;14541211
Very nice. How's it attached around back? Just those screws and some non-conductive washers of some sort?
Plastic washers basically at your hardware store. I forgot exactly what kind of washers they were, but you can find them at an Ace hardware or Tru Value.
Just want to update that I've had this set up for quite some time in a little matx case and it's been rock solid. 915mhz on the core when gaming, benching, etc. and it still is 10x better than stock cooling. Temps don't go over 45c at 100% load. Very quiet...about 100x quiet than the stock cooler which is why I did this mod in the first place(not for ocing).
Now that it's kind of winter weather, I'm idling in the mid 30s and will probably see very high 30s / low 40s at load I'm guessing. Keep in mind that these temps are in a very cramped case, no wire management, pretty bad air flow, no fan controller, using the stock antec fan, and some other random fan, forgot the brand.
I'd probably still do this even on a gtx560 just for a completely silent set up.