Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › NVIDIA Cooling › [Official] NVIDIA GPU Mod Club - AKA "The Mod"
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Official] NVIDIA GPU Mod Club - AKA "The Mod" - Page 204

post #2031 of 8626
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgdoc View Post

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!

i would highly recommend heatsinking the ram/vrm, however it's not absolutely necessary, as long as u hav a fan blowing on them. (by all means do not let them sit there and fry)

and the cooler you select depends on compatibility with the Dwood bracket you ordered.
i'm assuming the H60 is not compatible with the bracket because of its (H60's) square shape, but the others you listed should work.

before i recommend one tho, what are your case/mobo/other radiators.... in other words, how much space do u hav in your case and how big is your case?
that would decide radiator size and pipe length
maybe post some pictures of your rig in rigbuilder?
post #2032 of 8626
Quote:
Originally Posted by forthedisplay View Post

Not sure if a GTX680 would absolutely need the mod. Would it help?

Not really the point though.

How many things do all of us do to our computers that are not necessary?

We do so because we can. We do so because its cool.

We do so because.....well like I said just because we can biggrin.gif

Im interested in doing this mod because it will make my rig quieter, and I do ohhhhhh so love quiet or silent computers, as well as its just cool to do so as well as super easy to accomplish.

Full System:

i5-3570k @ 4600
Asus P8Z77-Deluxe
4x4 GB G.Skill 2133
Corsair HX850
EVGA GTX 680 FTW 4gb
CPU Cooling - Thermaltake Extreme 2.0
Monitor - waiting on my 2b extreme catleap RAWR smile.gif

Case is a Coolermaster HAF-XM.

120mm rad would be super simple to find room for and mount. I would use the back exhaust fan above the back connectors.

240mm rad would be do-able, but would require some major "fidgeting" within the case which Im prob not interested in doing, unless other 680 users feel that a 120mm rad will simply not suffice.
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeNouTo View Post

i would highly recommend heatsinking the ram/vrm, however it's not absolutely necessary, as long as u hav a fan blowing on them. (by all means do not let them sit there and fry)
and the cooler you select depends on compatibility with the Dwood bracket you ordered.
i'm assuming the H60 is not compatible with the bracket because of its (H60's) square shape, but the others you listed should work.

1. Will Heatsinks fit under/around one of Dwood's brackets? (Planning on using the one with the 680 cutout and space for mounting the fan).

2. The H60 IS compatible Im told. Dwood makes both square and round brackets. I am however told that the H80 IS NOT compatible with any brackets since the pump/heatsink is way too large for this project.
Edited by Dawgdoc - 7/30/12 at 1:03pm
post #2033 of 8626
I can't imagine you'd NEED 240, pretty sure my cards run hotter than yours and they don't break 63*, so I'd just stick with the 120mm to avoid clutter and for ease of installation. I haven't bothered to do a comparison of people using 240mm but I can't imagine the cost/performance is worth it.

Heatsinks can fit beneath the bracket, as well as the heat plate that comes with reference cards. My cards turn off when I bench without them, so it's probably in your interest.
finally quiet
(20 items)
 
Peggy
(11 items)
 
Betty - WIP
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-760 3.8 + turbo MSI P55-GD80 MSI GTX 970 Golden Edition 16GB Tactical LP 1600 c8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB OCZ Agility 60GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Noctua NH-U12P SE2 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
2x NF-P12, CPU OS X 10.10, 8.1 Ultimate Asus VW246H Ergotron Neo-Flex 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quick Fire Rapid EVGA Supernova G2 850W Silverstone FT-02W CM Spawn 
AudioAudioAudio
Sony TA-AX380 Sennheiser HD 280 KLH 911B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2125 GA-H61N USB3 HD3000 8GB Samsung Miracle RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston 60GB 3ware/LSI 9750-4i Hitachi 5k3000 2TB x4 RAID 5 Intel for now 
OSPowerCase
OS X 10.8.2 Corsiar CX430M Fractal Design Node 304 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2100 ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM ASUS Passive GT 440 4GB Dominator 1600 c8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Hitachi 120GB 2.5" LG BR-RW CM GeminII S + NF-P12 2x NF-R8 - Intake 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NF-B9 Windows 7 Sony KDL-46NX700 MK700 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec EA-650 Zalman HD160XT, Modded MK700 Yamaha RX-V373 
  hide details  
Reply
finally quiet
(20 items)
 
Peggy
(11 items)
 
Betty - WIP
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-760 3.8 + turbo MSI P55-GD80 MSI GTX 970 Golden Edition 16GB Tactical LP 1600 c8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB OCZ Agility 60GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Noctua NH-U12P SE2 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
2x NF-P12, CPU OS X 10.10, 8.1 Ultimate Asus VW246H Ergotron Neo-Flex 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quick Fire Rapid EVGA Supernova G2 850W Silverstone FT-02W CM Spawn 
AudioAudioAudio
Sony TA-AX380 Sennheiser HD 280 KLH 911B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2125 GA-H61N USB3 HD3000 8GB Samsung Miracle RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston 60GB 3ware/LSI 9750-4i Hitachi 5k3000 2TB x4 RAID 5 Intel for now 
OSPowerCase
OS X 10.8.2 Corsiar CX430M Fractal Design Node 304 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2100 ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM ASUS Passive GT 440 4GB Dominator 1600 c8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Hitachi 120GB 2.5" LG BR-RW CM GeminII S + NF-P12 2x NF-R8 - Intake 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NF-B9 Windows 7 Sony KDL-46NX700 MK700 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec EA-650 Zalman HD160XT, Modded MK700 Yamaha RX-V373 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2034 of 8626
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgdoc View Post

1. Will Heatsinks fit under/around one of Dwood's brackets? (Planning on using the one with the 680 cutout and space for mounting the fan).
2. The H60 IS compatible Im told. Dwood makes both square and round brackets. I am however told that the H80 IS NOT compatible with any brackets since the pump/heatsink is way too large for this project.

1 sorry i'm not sure, i personally went with the zip-tie method. if u hav the fan i think u should be alright without heatsinking the vrms/vram

2 oh i see. my bad haha. which bracket did you buy then?(round or square)
and yes the H80/H100 are too large for the mod unless you used the zip tie method and were willing to take up 3 slots.

edit:
Quote:
Originally Posted by claes View Post

I can't imagine you'd NEED 240, pretty sure my cards run hotter than yours and they don't break 63*, so I'd just stick with the 120mm to avoid clutter and for ease of installation. I haven't bothered to do a comparison of people using 240mm but I can't imagine the cost/performance is worth it.
Heatsinks can fit beneath the bracket, as well as the heat plate that comes with reference cards. My cards turn off when I bench without them, so it's probably in your interest.

what card are you using? is it the same as Dawgdoc? (680 w/ Dwood bracket and fan)
Edited by JeNouTo - 7/30/12 at 2:44pm
post #2035 of 8626
Quote:
Originally Posted by OCeaN View Post

This is so tempting, 18 months left on my gpu warranty so I'm torn if I should do it or not.

Left me put it this way.... YES, do it tongue.gif

I dont think Ive ever left a stock cooler on my cards for more than a few hours. My GTX 580 had the mod on it within a couple of days of finding this thread.
post #2036 of 8626
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeNouTo View Post


2 oh i see. my bad haha. which bracket did you buy then?(round or square)

Actually, from what Im told its JUST the H80, and the H100 DOES fit.

At least from what Im told....

I bought round and square setups. Wasnt sure which I was going to use, and didnt want to be limited once the brackets arrive.

Hey...they are cheap enough! smile.gif
post #2037 of 8626
Very true, options are good and your ready for sli
post #2038 of 8626
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeNouTo View Post

what card are you using? is it the same as Dawgdoc? (680 w/ Dwood bracket and fan)
470's, which run way hotter. Currently on zip-ties and without heatsinks as having a ton of airflow prevents any issues. Waiting for some free time to decide if I want to use the reference fan or some NH-U9's I picked up before I order a bracket.

Probably no one needs heatsinks for their card, but I know I'd prefer to never risk it, plus less airflow makes things quieter smile.gif.
finally quiet
(20 items)
 
Peggy
(11 items)
 
Betty - WIP
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-760 3.8 + turbo MSI P55-GD80 MSI GTX 970 Golden Edition 16GB Tactical LP 1600 c8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB OCZ Agility 60GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Noctua NH-U12P SE2 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
2x NF-P12, CPU OS X 10.10, 8.1 Ultimate Asus VW246H Ergotron Neo-Flex 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quick Fire Rapid EVGA Supernova G2 850W Silverstone FT-02W CM Spawn 
AudioAudioAudio
Sony TA-AX380 Sennheiser HD 280 KLH 911B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2125 GA-H61N USB3 HD3000 8GB Samsung Miracle RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston 60GB 3ware/LSI 9750-4i Hitachi 5k3000 2TB x4 RAID 5 Intel for now 
OSPowerCase
OS X 10.8.2 Corsiar CX430M Fractal Design Node 304 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2100 ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM ASUS Passive GT 440 4GB Dominator 1600 c8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Hitachi 120GB 2.5" LG BR-RW CM GeminII S + NF-P12 2x NF-R8 - Intake 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NF-B9 Windows 7 Sony KDL-46NX700 MK700 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec EA-650 Zalman HD160XT, Modded MK700 Yamaha RX-V373 
  hide details  
Reply
finally quiet
(20 items)
 
Peggy
(11 items)
 
Betty - WIP
(17 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-760 3.8 + turbo MSI P55-GD80 MSI GTX 970 Golden Edition 16GB Tactical LP 1600 c8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB OCZ Agility 60GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Noctua NH-U12P SE2 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
2x NF-P12, CPU OS X 10.10, 8.1 Ultimate Asus VW246H Ergotron Neo-Flex 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Quick Fire Rapid EVGA Supernova G2 850W Silverstone FT-02W CM Spawn 
AudioAudioAudio
Sony TA-AX380 Sennheiser HD 280 KLH 911B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2125 GA-H61N USB3 HD3000 8GB Samsung Miracle RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Kingston 60GB 3ware/LSI 9750-4i Hitachi 5k3000 2TB x4 RAID 5 Intel for now 
OSPowerCase
OS X 10.8.2 Corsiar CX430M Fractal Design Node 304 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i3-2100 ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM ASUS Passive GT 440 4GB Dominator 1600 c8 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Hitachi 120GB 2.5" LG BR-RW CM GeminII S + NF-P12 2x NF-R8 - Intake 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
NF-B9 Windows 7 Sony KDL-46NX700 MK700 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec EA-650 Zalman HD160XT, Modded MK700 Yamaha RX-V373 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2039 of 8626
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgdoc View Post

Actually, from what Im told its JUST the H80, and the H100 DOES fit.
At least from what Im told....
I bought round and square setups. Wasnt sure which I was going to use, and didnt want to be limited once the brackets arrive.
Hey...they are cheap enough! smile.gif

hmm ok
and good idea haha
feeling inclined to any particular cooler yet?
and also can u put pics of your computer in rigbuilder?
Quote:
Originally Posted by claes View Post

470's, which run way hotter. Currently on zip-ties and without heatsinks as having a ton of airflow prevents any issues. Waiting for some free time to decide if I want to use the reference fan or some NH-U9's I picked up before I order a bracket.
Probably no one needs heatsinks for their card, but I know I'd prefer to never risk it, plus less airflow makes things quieter smile.gif.

ah i see. yay for airflow! tongue.gif and mmk ya!
i also tried this, it mite work for u, buy a gtx 550 fan from ebay (~12 USD) or salvage from somewhere else tongue.gif and zip tie it to your card as a the fan, and you can plug it into the card for control.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeNouTo View Post

aight, i finally received my enzotech heatsinks... and hav officially completed my mod smile.gif
add me to the club plz? biggrin.gif
stuck them onto heat plate, simply because of the aesthetics, imo a card doesn't look quite as good w/o heat plate.

i had an old gtx 550 sitting around, so i used the zip tied the fan to the heat plate (another reason to keep heat plate on lol)

put those 2 zip ties thru those 2 holes..

use 2 clipped zip ties to secure..

this last zip tie will be slipped thru the loop securing the H70, the end will also be secured with a clipped zip tie.

H70, zip tied, then tightened..


minor hiccup, the zip tie contacts the fan blades, so i need to lower it somehow..

as you can see, from left to right,
the zip tie stuck thru the loop holding the H70,
and the zip tie holding down the other zip tie
(LOL i'm saying zip tie alot..) tongue.gif

zip ties thru the radiator, i'll explain why later.

explanation: the fan is too far out to use a screw, and the zip ties worked rather well.

the final(s)


cheers - smile.gif
post #2040 of 8626
Having coming across this mod on you tube and thought what a realy good idea to reduce those high GPU tempratures on the GTX 480, i got my self a 620 H2.0 antec cooler and set about doing the mod to one of my GTX 480's
afther taking the card out my case i begain taking the card apart removing the stock cooler (some what over kill with the stock compound),
i was about to use the zip tie method when i thought why not try modify the intell bracket you get with the kit .. so i did smile.gif i had to cut down 2 of the 4 corners of the bracket so that i could refit the top of the plastic clam to help cool the mem and pcb plus make the card look stock, which i think turned worked out very well




now my GTX 480 runs nice and cool 31c and 48c smile.gif thanks to all the peolpe that posted great pictures and clear how too's thx guy's
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › NVIDIA Cooling › [Official] NVIDIA GPU Mod Club - AKA "The Mod"