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~snip~ Back when I first performed the mod there were talk of antec adapters, but dwood wasn't on the scene and the corsair adapters weren't in existence. I ordered an adapter from dwood yesterday and hope this resolves my issues long term. From my experience if you use the zip tie method you can assume some loss of tension as the zip ties go through heat cycles, much in the same way a tennis racquet loses tension over time. Also, I'm thinking the square shape of the cooling block on the current corsair versions exacerbate the issue. Something to think for those of you using zip ties for this mod...

Thanks for the heads up thumb.gif

The ziptie tension aspect is always in the fore-front of my brain, especially with folding and boincing. Ive got to the stage where I check my temps religiously but everything is fine ATM smile.gif
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The zip ties could be an issue. They certainly make it easier to accidentally pull the block askew. If you are careful with it, I don't believe you will ever have problems with it set up this way. When I put mine on i pulled tight enough on the 4 that go through the board that it pulled down on the ones that go around the pump, enough to sort of load them down. So there is always tension pulling the block down to the chip. I've seen some cheap zip ties that would stip out easily with too much tension. Wouldn't use those. They need to be able to pull down good and tight and lock secure. I don't see them getting hot enough to stretch either.

That said though, the bracket is much better in the long run biggrin.gif I plan on making one when I get time.
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The zip ties could be an issue. They certainly make it easier to accidentally pull the block askew. If you are careful with it, I don't believe you will ever have problems with it set up this way. When I put mine on i pulled tight enough on the 4 that go through the board that it pulled down on the ones that go around the pump, enough to sort of load them down. So there is always tension pulling the block down to the chip. I've seen some cheap zip ties that would stip out easily with too much tension. Wouldn't use those. They need to be able to pull down good and tight and lock secure. I don't see them getting hot enough to stretch either.

That said though, the bracket is much better in the long run biggrin.gif I plan on making one when I get time.

yes. After getting Dwoods bracket, I no longer have to periodically reseat my Antec 620.
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i always have my temp mon. program running and check it often. Ive never had an issue with temps with if there was id know very quickly. For me the zippys have worked well and i feel confident with them keeping their tension. I did use plyers to pull them tight, pretty sure they have more pressure than they need to.
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Finally got around to doing this mod on my EVGA GTX 560 TI 448 Core FTW edition. Got dwood's bracket with Fan (mailed super quick!) and a Noctua NF-B9 in exhaust mood on it and mounted it on my video card. My card shares the same PCB with the EVGA GTX 570 HD. My heatsink and heatplate also looked exactly the same as Cravenmind's Zotac 560 TI from the first post. I used a Kuhler 620 for my build.

Taking the heatplate off was tricky, had to wiggle it a little bit, was deathly afraid of breaking something. After it was off, I used store-bought isopropyl alcohol (91%), lapped it and used some Noctua TIM from my D14. I used a TON because I was nervous. It ended up spilling onto my heatplate as well. When mounting my kuhler, I also initially overtightened which I was fortunate to discover before installing and forgetting it into my pc. The PCB bort was seriously distorted. In my case I needed about a half cm of excess screw sticking out the bottom for me to feel that the kuhler 620 was secured without undue stress to other components. I was sure to orient the water-tubes in a way to maximize the ability to reach the front of my Corsair 500r (I mounted the radiator with a Corsair 120 mm High Performance SP fan in push and a Gentle Typhoon AP15 in pull). I put the push pull contraption in the space where the top hard drive cage would have been.

Took some time and my radiator barely made it (I had to pull and tug a little bit). Also, the Kuhler's edges touched my heatplate which gave me some piece of mind that the vrm's would stay cool (The 92 mm Noctua fan was probably unnecessary).

Previously, my card was typically around 40-50 (didn't really pay much attention) at light use and hit 70-80 under stress. I've heard from others that this card hits 90 depending on the chipset you get. I was a bit lucky. Even so, the fan was super loud. I have 6 GT-AP15's in my case attached to a rheobus extreme. The whining was grating even though it ocurred mainly during gaming with a headset. Now, even with my radiator fans on the lowest possible setting (~30%), I have 30 normal and 50 under load. Pretty damned sweet.

Haven't tried to overclock yet (Could probably hit 570+ levels really easily), but I'll get there eventually. Thank you to all the people in this thread who contributed pictures and instructions for their builds. Also, a big thank you to Dwood for his excellent bracket and service in getting it to me.

Now my PC is pretty much whisper quiet even during gaming biggrin.gif
Edited by Diogenes5 - 6/8/12 at 8:28pm
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Guys,

I've never had a problem with the tension of the Zipties. I think I got my 580 back in march and I have yet to see any increase in temps due to the potential stretching of the zipties...
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Guys,

I've never had a problem with the tension of the Zipties. I think I got my 580 back in march and I have yet to see any increase in temps due to the potential stretching of the zipties...

Where did you get your zip ties? Mine are from Walmart, and stretched over 3-6 weeks.
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Got my zippys from Lordco auto parts store. and the ones i used prior to that id recived in a all-in-one computer sleeving kit.
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Finally got around to doing this mod on my EVGA GTX 560 TI 448 Core FTW edition. Got dwood's bracket with Fan (mailed super quick!) and a Noctua NF-B9 in exhaust mood on it and mounted it on my video card. My card shares the same PCB with the EVGA GTX 570 HD. My heatsink and heatplate also looked exactly the same as Cravenmind's Zotac 560 TI from the first post. I used a Kuhler 620 for my build.
Taking the heatplate off was tricky, had to wiggle it a little bit, was deathly afraid of breaking something. After it was off, I used store-bought isopropyl alcohol (91%), lapped it and used some Noctua TIM from my D14. I used a TON because I was nervous. It ended up spilling onto my heatplate as well. When mounting my kuhler, I also initially overtightened which I was fortunate to discover before installing and forgetting it into my pc. The PCB bort was seriously distorted. In my case I needed about a half cm of excess screw sticking out the bottom for me to feel that the kuhler 620 was secured without undue stress to other components. I was sure to orient the water-tubes in a way to maximize the ability to reach the front of my Corsair 500r (I mounted the radiator with a Corsair 120 mm High Performance SP fan in push and a Gentle Typhoon AP15 in pull). I put the push pull contraption in the space where the top hard drive cage would have been.
Took some time and my radiator barely made it (I had to pull and tug a little bit). Also, the Kuhler's edges touched my heatplate which gave me some piece of mind that the vrm's would stay cool (The 92 mm Noctua fan was probably unnecessary).
Previously, my card was typically around 40-50 (didn't really pay much attention) at light use and hit 70-80 under stress. I've heard from others that this card hits 90 depending on the chipset you get. I was a bit lucky. Even so, the fan was super loud. I have 6 GT-AP15's in my case attached to a rheobus extreme. The whining was grating even though it ocurred mainly during gaming with a headset. Now, even with my radiator fans on the lowest possible setting (~30%), I have 30 normal and 50 under load. Pretty damned sweet.
Haven't tried to overclock yet (Could probably hit 570+ levels really easily), but I'll get there eventually. Thank you to all the people in this thread who contributed pictures and instructions for their builds. Also, a big thank you to Dwood for his excellent bracket and service in getting it to me.
Now my PC is pretty much whisper quiet even during gaming biggrin.gif

It's a good feeling to see things running so cool, eh XD

A little off topic, but I finally found a way to keep my card even cooler! I have always used a 2 monitor setup, and have always had the problem where the card, or cards when i was sli, would not downclock when in 2d mode. Well, a couple days ago I stumbled across an awesome utility when I was searching for something unrelated. You all probably know about this, but I had never really bothered to troubleshoot the issue. Nvidia Inspector. There is a setting "multi display power saver" that allows you to force 2d clocks. Now my card idles at 51/101/135 and 29° thumb.gif Not to mention the power this is going to save (bonus)
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