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post #2021 of 8607
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Originally Posted by Shaefurr View Post

Why does no one use the stock bracket that comes with the 620? Works great all you need is to drill 4 holes in it and buy some screws. Then if you really want it to look nice just grind off the corners.
I didn't have any drill bits that worked on metal.
post #2022 of 8607
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Originally Posted by Xinoxide View Post

because the coolers come with different mounting methods depending on a few things like:
1) Where you get it.
2) When it was manufactured
3) I don't know....

This, and dwoods bracket has a mount for a fan to cool the rest of the card.
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post #2023 of 8607
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Originally Posted by Shaefurr View Post

Why does no one use the stock bracket that comes with the 620? Works great all you need is to drill 4 holes in it and buy some screws. Then if you really want it to look nice just grind off the corners.

The 4 scew holes are under the 620 head on my EVGA 560Ti heat sink mounting plate. I wanted to keep the plate on, and driling more holes in it would void the EVGA warranty.
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post #2024 of 8607
ok so i found this:



it's the vram/vrm cooler from the zalman VF3000F (570/580)

it looks really cool (lol no pun intended),
but i can't find just the heatsink for sale anywhere.
and i'd rather not hav to spend 70 bucks if i'm only gonna use the heatsink...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118094

anybody hav any sites/places to look? cuz i think it would look really awesome with the mod. smile.gif
post #2025 of 8607
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Originally Posted by JeNouTo View Post

ok so i found this:

it's the vram/vrm cooler from the zalman VF3000F (570/580)
it looks really cool (lol no pun intended),
but i can't find just the heatsink for sale anywhere.
and i'd rather not hav to spend 70 bucks if i'm only gonna use the heatsink...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118094
anybody hav any sites/places to look? cuz i think it would look really awesome with the mod. smile.gif
http://www.swiftech.com/gtx580-hs.aspx
See if you can find one of these. It looks better,and you can mount a fan to it.
post #2026 of 8607
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Originally Posted by Art Vanelay View Post

http://www.swiftech.com/gtx580-hs.aspx
See if you can find one of these. It looks better,and you can mount a fan to it.

i'v seen those before, Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by JeNouTo View Post

but yes i still have the heat plate on them, and i plan to keep it there. if i remove the heat plate, i'll put on heatsinks.
probably swiftech ones, http://www.swiftech.com/mc800smccoolingkit.aspx
or just the full on swiftech heat plate http://www.swiftech.com/gtx580-hs.aspx

but ther's not enough flat space around the core.
this heatsink has more space (see highlighted area)



the swiftech one looks really cool tho! if it worked with the mod, i would buy it.
post #2027 of 8607
I think it might be time to crack off the IHS on my 580... seems that the zipties are plenty tight and its still rising to 60C...before it'd only get upto 50C folding...now its sitting at 62C...same ambient...hmmm


edit: I tried to tighten up the zipties with only tightening 2 of the 4 zipties. I think there was an air bubble because now its back to 50C...hm
Edited by Cakewalk_S - 7/28/12 at 4:58pm
post #2028 of 8607
This is so tempting, 18 months left on my gpu warranty so I'm torn if I should do it or not.
post #2029 of 8607
Regarding this mod on a GTX 680 4gb FTW:

Does anyone find it necessary to heatsink or additionally cool the RAM or the VRM?

I have a Dwood bracket on order with the mount for the extra fan.

Is a 120mm "all in one" water cooler enough for a GTX 680? If so, anyone have recommendations on one vs another either regarding performance, footprint size, etc....?

Debating between the Corsair H60, Thermaltake 2.0 Pro, or the Antec 620/920 (not sure which one on the Antec)

Thanks!
Edited by Dawgdoc - 7/30/12 at 10:43am
post #2030 of 8607
For the core? Just think what's normally cooling it... miniscule heatsink and a slim fan. For the VRMs, well I took heatsinks and a fan myself, but I don't even know if I'd need the heatsinks.

Not sure if a GTX680 would absolutely need the mod. Would it help? Sure. But the card is far less hot than any of the other previous generation cards. I have a GTX 580, I don't like it hitting 90+ celcius in BF3. If it was only doing that in furmark, I would not care. The GTX 4XX owners, though... if you get a block from somewhere cheap on a sale, I would do it definitely. The only problem is the cooler's value compared to the card is pretty much, but considering how much it helps on those cards and how failing won't spoil too much, it'd be a great mod to do.

A part of me would so much love to make a cover for this thing but sadly I don't have the tools or the time for it quite yet. Maybe I'll get it have it made after playing around with CAD or something.
Edited by forthedisplay - 7/30/12 at 11:11am
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