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;15480119']Got mine done!
Hope you dont mind me posting some photos!

Nicely done!
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This is such a new thing that there is little to no info on what can or wont fix issues or which cards can be modded and which cant be. Im thinking its almost time for a club to address this subject. From the threads here on ocn and in other forums there is more than enough interest to make it worthwhile. It would be advisable to include our ATI brotheren as this mod should work just as well on REDS cards as it does GREENS. I think im going to think of a layout so that the important things can be monitored and recorded.....a format if you will. Ive not done this before and not sure of how to go about it. Going over to reds side to post and see if there is any interest, this will indicate if we should just keep this here or post in the general graphics card section.

Any suggestions should be brought up now as ill be starting this very soon and would like the help lol. Well off to reds team for a chat.

PS sorry about stealling time in your thread Rage19420
No worries mate! I agree on the starting a club here as well. There maybe some issues that could be worked thru as a result.

As far as the VRAM issue, it doesn't seem to be one for me at all even when overclocking the cards. The card fan is still functioning as normal and I have good airflow. I would like to keep the shrouds on but currently am unable to.

Im also looking into the possibility of mounting the rads under the 140mm exhaust fans on top with 120mm fans pushing. It may be a tight fit but will see.
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I have posted my suggestions along with links to the three of us with threads going for these modded cards on the ati section.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/115...-interest.html

Im hoping for a positive response but can only wait now. Ill give it a few days before continuing.

I need a name for this club, something that reflects what this club is for. Short and simple and to the point. Im open to suggestion as i have no idea right now. Also what do you guys think should be included as far a data goes. Im thinking something like this:

model
vender
stock-core/mem/volts/temps
overclocked-core/mem/volts/temps

after mod
stock-core/mem/volts/temps
overclocked-core/mem/volts/temps

General remarks to how the mod worked, issues with the mod, things that worked well, lots of pics.

We can have a list of top core clocks and another for benchmark scores.

Id like to have alot of verbal/written remarks which will help others and a ton of pics for the inital break down of the card and the reassembly with the pump. The point is to grow a data base and try to find the best cards for doing this. Also any issues this mod may cause or harm...if there is any.

So what do you guys think, am i missing anything here, too much info...idk. Ill have to keep the club updated so ease with that would be nice. Ive never done this and rather not spend hours a night updating lol. Also i hope i can get you all to repost your pics and add stats to help get it going and get something down right away.

Open to suggestions..thanks
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Originally Posted by cravinmild View Post
I have posted my suggestions along with links to the three of us with threads going for these modded cards on the ati section.
http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/115...-interest.html

Im hoping for a positive response but can only wait now. Ill give it a few days before continuing.

I need a name for this club, something that reflects what this club is for. Short and simple and to the point. Im open to suggestion as i have no idea right now. Also what do you guys think should be included as far a data goes. Im thinking something like this:

model
vender
stock-core/mem/volts/temps
overclocked-core/mem/volts/temps

after mod
stock-core/mem/volts/temps
overclocked-core/mem/volts/temps

General remarks to how the mod worked, issues with the mod, things that worked well, lots of pics.

We can have a list of top core clocks and another for benchmark scores.

Id like to have alot of verbal/written remarks which will help others and a ton of pics for the inital break down of the card and the reassembly with the pump. The point is to grow a data base and try to find the best cards for doing this. Also any issues this mod may cause or harm...if there is any.

So what do you guys think, am i missing anything here, too much info...idk. Ill have to keep the club updated so ease with that would be nice. Ive never done this and rather not spend hours a night updating lol. Also i hope i can get you all to repost your pics and add stats to help get it going and get something down right away.

Open to suggestions..thanks
I replied to your post in the AMD/ATI section:
www.overclock.net/15482059-post2.html
to show my support for the idea.
As I mentioned there, I think it would be good to have this all under one roof.
And my video card cooling fetish has been awakened by this mod, even though I'm running a couple of Zalman VF3000F's now. I do have the stock plate/fan assembly for both 480's to refit to them if I do decide to try this out. I suppose it would be best to just try it on one card first, to see if I like it, compared to the Zalman coolers.

With a club for this increasingly popular mod, we could all benefit from seeing how others are doing this mod, and their experiences.

Hmmn, NCIX has both the H80 and the Antec 620 on sale this week

Edit:
Looking over your data layout, it's exactly what I'd like to see.
Aside from the information on what card is used, of course the cooler (Antec, Corsair, etc.) would be shown.
I like how the format you suggested shows the information we all want to see, which are the temps. before and after, and the improvement in clock speeds from the mod.
I have no clue what to name the Club
Edited by DerComissar - 10/27/11 at 9:57pm
    
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I got one antec making noise, the pump clicks constantly as if it was an HDD. Do you know why is doing this?
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I got one antec making noise, the pump clicks constantly as if it was an HDD. Do you know why is doing this?
It may be faulty. Are these the ones you bought on eBay? Where they new or used?

The OEM cooler on the rig I bought starting doing the same and it seemed to work fine but the clicking got more frequent so I had to replace it. Check with the Antec group and see: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...620-920-a.html
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It may be faulty. Are these the ones you bought on eBay? Where they new or used?

The OEM cooler on the rig I bought starting doing the same and it seemed to work fine but the clicking got more frequent so I had to replace it. Check with the Antec group and see: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...620-920-a.html
They are the ones I bought on ebay, one of them is completely silence but the other one does a bit of a clicking. It aint very annoying tho.

Should I worry¿
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They are the ones I bought on ebay, one of them is completely silence but the other one does a bit of a clicking. It aint very annoying tho.

Should I worry¿
Keep an eye on the temps. You may have a bad one.
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Keep an eye on the temps. You may have a bad one.
Seems that the pump is quieter now, decreased the sound. Maybe there where bubbles inside

About the temps, they are good atm Ill keep an eye on it

Many thhanks mate!
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***PROJECT UPDATE***

I was able to successfully mount the rads up uptop rather in front of the case. Temps remained basically the same. I did re-tim the bottom card and was able to drop the temps by about 5c. I may re do it again to get closer to the top card.

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