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Adaquate if you only have a GPU in the loop. Their performance seems to be more heat tolerant than a CPU.
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DawgDoc assumes a full cover block is a better option if you have a custom loop - this is true. Art agrees.
Art says "The Mod" is the best option if you don't have a custom loop - this is also true. Dawg doesn't seem to care because a custom loop is so awesome, but that is also true.

Obviously if you have a custom water loop for your CPU then adding another block is a better option than the mod (Art said so). That said, I've never seen a fitted full cover block cheaper than a $50 AIO watercooler... throw in tubing and maybe a radiator and some fans and it's not so cheap. In any case, "The Mod" is without a doubt the best aftermarket option for GPU cooling that is not a custom loop - check the temps, check the price, check the noise levels.

Is Art doing a disservice to the community - heck no! "The Mod" is the best bang for the buck by every measure when compared to aftermarket air coolers (easier to install too!). He's just remembering that not everyone spent $200 cooling their CPU, and for all of those people, this really is the best option that I know of other than building a custom loop (at 3x-5x the cost).

P.S. This is reinventing the wheel! The GPU is the hottest and loudest component in most systems. Sure, Silverstone, Thermaltake, and Asetek had all produced GPU AIO kits in the past, but those cost almost as much as a custom loop. Sure people have been building custom loops for years, but they've been buying H100s too. This product should have existed at this price point (~$65) years ago.
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Is Art doing a disservice to the community - heck no! "The Mod" is the best bang for the buck by every measure when compared to aftermarket air coolers (easier to install too!).
Well, the Deepcool Dracula comes pretty close, but that's only if you have 5 PCI slots to spare. I prefer air cooling to water cooling, so I probably would have chosen it, if I hadn't needed a wireless card.

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Sorry for the bad pictures guys.
Got a bracket from Dwood shipped to Germany. It got bent by the mailman to hell but I fixed it.
I've been eyein' this thread for a while and just had to do this mod.
Also sorry for the eyesore of a cable management job.
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Thought I'd add mine as well thumbsupsmiley.png




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Apolly: man that Dwood bracket looks like it gets the job done nicely! Link for purchase??

Triniboi: Is that Dwood's bracket as well?? What fan are you using?? ******* p-i-m-p
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Here's Dwood's thread. Just send him a PM if you are interested in his products. He's really quick to answer if hes not somewhere on the ocean catching some serious fin. http://www.overclock.net/t/1237219/tript-cc-620-920-h50-h70-gpu-brackets-fan-grills-custom-case-badges
The mod is working beautifully. Used to idle around 35-38 and reach load temps of 65(while OC'd), whereas now my Idle temp is around 24-30 and load temp doesn't even touch 50°c.
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Apolly: man that Dwood bracket looks like it gets the job done nicely! Link for purchase??
Triniboi: Is that Dwood's bracket as well?? What fan are you using?? ******* p-i-m-p

Yes it is, must say I'm 100% pleased with the quality of his work (know it's just a bracket but still). I'm using this, very quiet fan & it matched with the black & white theme I wanted
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Sorry for the bad pictures guys.
Got a bracket from Dwood shipped to Germany. It got bent by the mailman to hell but I fixed it.
I've been eyein' this thread for a while and just had to do this mod.
Also sorry for the eyesore of a cable management job.

nice job! thumb.gif link to the heatsinks you used on your vram?
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Thought I'd add mine as well thumbsupsmiley.png




is that a dwood 680 fan bracket? o_o i want lol. how much did it cost?
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Yea it is, cost $20us shipped. Not bad @ all considering the quality. I'm not using any HS on my VRAM if ur asking me
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