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Originally Posted by Erik in sac View Post

Thanks! I think I saw that done. Which card says Matrix on the side? I saw that shroud reused in the 560ti 448 thread, it looked good.

Sort of. Its more or less the same cooler but the MATRIX edition has added features like OC buttons and a LED Display on top. Mine is just the plain version:

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I wonder what mods need to be done to do that to my card hmmmm
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Yes, very pro. Beautiful mod card. Perhaps rage will have a section to show off these cards that retain that "from the factory" look.

I been thinking about that. Maybe a "Hall of Fame" category for best implementation of the mod. wink.gif
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@Erik in sac Very nice! I think we found our first "The Mod" Hall of fame inductee thumb.gif
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Hey guys. New to forums. Read up on "the mod" after trying unsuccessfully to get a large air cooler for my 560. I have an h80 for my CPU so I decided to stay with Corsair and get the H60 for my card. I idle at 27c and hit 44c at full load for 30+ minutes. I have the H60 mounted on the bottom 120mm opening on my Fractal Define Mini which makes for a tight fit. A couple of pics:

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Oh I forgot to mention that I had to use an 11mm (half height) fan to ensure that the power cords clear the radiator.
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Great job and welcome to the club! +1 rep'd thumb.gif
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agreed, great job and welcome to the club. Well deseverved +1
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Love the idea of "Hall Of Fame", me wants to join too. My 560ti was a beautiful card after modding. Like it was shipped from the factory.
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@Asus DCII cards are able to retain the stock shrouds, its a great card for this mod because the fans can still cool the pcb. My fans on the matrix spin at 20% constantly. I have not set a fan profile its just that the card is never hot enough to cause them to spin up. My 100% fan button still works.

One of the most important things to me when doing my mod was to keep the original look and functions of the gpu. My 560ti originaly was shroudless and i almost pulled it back part and shelfed the mod. After studing the card for abit i could see that there was a chance i could keep it. I cut all the zippys and slipped the pump through the opening where the old stock fan was. I was super scared that the pcb would start to smoke with nothing cooling it. It was fine and the finnished look was amazing. My matrix took my almost two weeks to start. I had to keep the "matrix" logo. At the price of this card I was not about to lose any feature of the card for the mod. Williampv figured out a much better method when he did his matrix. I use a combination of my own and his method now.
I really like how the one person has cut holes into the shroud and placed rubber around the circle to smooth it off, fantastic touch....he should also be in the hall of fame for that, damm good idea.

Its important to show that the cards can maintain that factory look even after modding. For those who want that "finnished" look now they have some idea of which venders cards this is possable with.
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wow that 560ti looks amazing with that cooler GREAT JOB! thumb.gif...shame you didnt use black cable ties though

I have had a closer look at my asus direct cuii and it seems the shroud is attached to the GPU cooler....all the screws seem to hold the shroud directly to the cooler......is the idea to remove the cooler under the fans and shroud, fit the watercooler and then fit the fans and shroud back over the top of it??

I really want to find out if anyone has done this with the asus direct cu ii gtx580 before i look into it further as i have only had the card for 2 months and dont want to break it.....it cost me £380!!

Have you got any pictures of your modded MATRIX 580? It would be great to see some, preferrably ones of the mod up close!
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Check the link with my name in the members list. Also williampv and his link too
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