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I dont need too when you can see plenty of pics of the case interior online.

It looks like from what others have done it is possible. It does look like you make have to mod those front fan housings.
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Man this is cool! This is probably a dumb question though, but would this work with 460's? I'm trying to get cheapest water cooling option for them so that they don't burn up when I sli them with stock coolers lol. Don't really care about OCing them, so I was thinking about getting those thermaltake universal gpu blocks for like $30 and using those. Would that be a cheaper option? Also, would the fans on the radiators work as intakes for that or did you have to use another fan as an intake fan?
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Man this is cool! This is probably a dumb question though, but would this work with 460's? I'm trying to get cheapest water cooling option for them so that they don't burn up when I sli them with stock coolers lol. Don't really care about OCing them, so I was thinking about getting those thermaltake universal gpu blocks for like $30 and using those. Would that be a cheaper option? Also, would the fans on the radiators work as intakes for that or did you have to use another fan as an intake fan?

Yes it will work for the GTX 460's In order to for the rads to fit I had to stack a min of three fans in front of the RAD on the front intake.
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Yes it will work for the GTX 460's In order to for the rads to fit I had to stack a min of three fans in front of the RAD on the front intake.

Yeah I know I saw that, thanks! biggrin.gif
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Awesome work! As far as the 460's go .... Wont the non reference design of most the GTX 460's now not have a fan to cool the VRM's and RAM once you do this ?
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Yes before I run the Heaven benchmark I run it thru furmark for about 4-5 mins to check for any artifacts and see where the temps are going. They seemed to hold up just fine without any artifacts. Keep in mind that I had all 4 fans in front of the each RAD at 100%. I almost got my head sucked into the front of the rig. tongue.gif
I know there some debate about stacking fans in series. But I advised my cousin who's and aerodynamic engineer at Northrup. He said to increase airflow and pressure, use a series of fans in front all running at the same RPM. At low RPM's they will keep a high pressure against the RAD.
Lol:D
I'd say an engineer from Northrop should know what he's talking about!
That's a lot of fans, but it works, and the more airflow, the better. Looks like your 480's are completely stable at those clocks, since you're also checking with Furmark, they're cool and stable.
You've done an amazing job on coolin' down them 480's:thumb:

As good as my temps. are with the VF3000F's, I'm still considering trying this out, it's an obsession:p
I've said before that ideally a high-end water cooling system would be the best, but the cost and hassle is just too much.
Just saw a post here where someone fitted an H100 on a 580, seems like there's no end to the possibilities. But the Antec 620 seems to be a cost-effective cooler.
I really don't know which cooler I'm going to try, the 620, 920, H60, H80, H100, etc.!
Lots of mounting options for the rads in my HAF 932.

The other thing that impresses me is the IHS removal, the initial results with "lowering" it and re-pasting were impressive, but direct contact with the core is about as good as you're going to get.
I might try it after a couple beers if I can get the courage to do it:D
But I'm going to wait until I get a new cooler first, I think a strapped-on gpu water block is less likely to damage the core than what I'm using now.
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Yes before I run the Heaven benchmark I run it thru furmark for about 4-5 mins to check for any artifacts and see where the temps are going. They seemed to hold up just fine without any artifacts. Keep in mind that I had all 4 fans in front of the each RAD at 100%. I almost got my head sucked into the front of the rig. tongue.gif
I know there some debate about stacking fans in series. But I advised my cousin who's and aerodynamic engineer at Northrup. He said to increase airflow and pressure, use a series of fans in front all running at the same RPM. At low RPM's they will keep a high pressure against the RAD.
Lol:D
I'd say an engineer from Northrop should know what he's talking about!
That's a lot of fans, but it works, and the more airflow, the better. Looks like your 480's are completely stable at those clocks, since you're also checking with Furmark, they're cool and stable.
You've done an amazing job on coolin' down them 480's:thumb:

As good as my temps. are with the VF3000F's, I'm still considering trying this out, it's an obsession:p
I've said before that ideally a high-end water cooling system would be the best, but the cost and hassle is just too much.
Just saw a post here where someone fitted an H100 on a 580, seems like there's no end to the possibilities. But the Antec 620 seems to be a cost-effective cooler.
I really don't know which cooler I'm going to try, the 620, 920, H60, H80, H100, etc.!
Lots of mounting options for the rads in my HAF 932.

The other thing that impresses me is the IHS removal, the initial results with "lowering" it and re-pasting were impressive, but direct contact with the core is about as good as you're going to get.
I might try it after a couple beers if I can get the courage to do it:D
But I'm going to wait until I get a new cooler first, I think a strapped-on gpu water block is less likely to damage the core than what I'm using now.


Thanks. i have to give credit to Cravinmild for the inspiration and courage to take this on. His help was invaluable. Props to Cakewalk_S for the IHS removal as well.

Keep in mind that the water lines on the Antecs are longer then on the Corsair units. I plan on building another rig at the beginning of the year with a similar configuration and plan on using two 920's for the SLI setup.
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@Mrsmiles

as an update, i tried doing this and it worked alright the h70 wont move unless im doing something in the case, i installed the 620 on the gpu although i did mess up on the knots to hold it down it doesnt look nearly as good as other people but it still holds the cooler in place, i also kept the stock tim.

as for performance on first run im getting 30-33 Celsius while not doing any gaming or doing anything that requires more power from the gpu, overall im very satisfied with the results im getting, although i could have done a better job on it but its too much of a hassle right now to redo it.



And you get +rep from me too, good job
Edited by cravinmild - 12/4/11 at 11:08am
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No. You put the fans in front of the rad. "<-" indicates air flow direction Like so:
Typical Push Pull
FAN<-RAD<-FAN<-GRILL
If there is not enough length to mount it that way, then you have to do what I did. Stack fans in front
RAD<-FAN<-FAN<-FAN<-GRILL
So basically I needed at least 75mm to attach it to the front. And if you notice on the pictures the rads are rotated 90 degrees.

How many fans do you use for the rad? One for front and back like you said push and pull?
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How many fans do you use for the rad? One for front and back like you said push and pull?

Right now I have 4 in front of the rad like so:

RAD<-FAN<-FAN<-FAN<-FAN<-GRILL

I did have it like this but there was no effect on the temps.

FAN<-RAD<-FAN<-FAN<-FAN<-GRILL
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