@flopticalcube wow thanks for the detailed photos.. so much information to process. ;>
First im really diggin it.
1. on photo #4 curiosity has the best of me, what are the green pcb electrical connectons for? top and bottom.?
2. Im really impressed with the looks of that blue enermax fan! sweet. How is the performance?
thanks again for the additional information this mod keeps getting better and better.
@sdh500 I really like the ease and look of the retension bracket mod. I saw a photo of this type of mod before, probably it was your photo before.
is that a modified oem cpu retenttion bracket that you used with screws and washers? I really like the simplicity of the look. Not to forget the fact that you used parts that you already had. I had thought about attempting this type of mod (not this specific solution) but i was so worried about doing the mod correctly as i was cutting the loop on my new kit to add a gpu block.
Could you elaberate on exactly what you had to do to accomplish this? Did you have to modify the brackets at all?
For safety (protecting the gpu chip) I used small springs that came with my card but they are relatively weak and small diameter. It is a easy way to tell how much clamping force is being applied to the gpu chip and to guage that the clamping force is being distributed evenly. I wish i could find a spec that companies use for this force or clamping pressure. When i try to use this method I will try to use 2-3mm diameter springs that are fairly weak I should be able to test this with some tool but i need to read up on it.
Oh and both of you guys have great ideas. and deserve rep for your efforts As both of these mods have given me ideas that i will attempt to do. :>
HEH i read OCN forums for the photos.
Thanks a bunch for all the contributors. It would be nice for both groups to do a poll to find out how many people are actually doing this mod.
Sunset1Edited by sunset1 - 10/9/12 at 6:59pm