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Im a bit confused, according to this thread http://www.overclock.net/t/1196942/gtx470-w-antec-kuhler-h2o-620/6 it looks like I will have to cut up my stock RAM heatsink around the GPU die area in order for the water block to sit properly, although it seems like some people didn't claim they had too, unless I misunderstood.

You could always order a copper shrink, to sit in between the cooler and your GPU, that should solve the clearance issues, although don't take my word on it, never had that GPU, nor did i ever do The Mod
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You could always order a copper shrink, to sit in between the cooler and your GPU, that should solve the clearance issues, although don't take my word on it, never had that GPU, nor did i ever do The Mod

that's called a copper shim

Can also be found on Dwood's website, or from Performance-PCS
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that's called a copper shim
Can also be found on Dwood's website, or from Performance-PCS

Actually his point is valid for what I was wondering, maybe I phrased it badly.
Im just confused, lets say I DO NOT want to start cutting up my card in any way shape or form. I can if I must, but would rather not frankly. For this option "option 1", I will order the 620, get some wire ties, and just wire tie it up? Ill add either a 120 or a 92mm fan below it to direct some air onto the vrm/ram built in sink (which is the part I am confused about). Will the 620 make contact with the GPU die without doing some dremel work on that VRM/RAM heatsink?
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Actually his point is valid for what I was wondering, maybe I phrased it badly.
Im just confused, lets say I DO NOT want to start cutting up my card in any way shape or form. I can if I must, but would rather not frankly. For this option "option 1", I will order the 620, get some wire ties, and just wire tie it up? Ill add either a 120 or a 92mm fan below it to direct some air onto the vrm/ram built in sink (which is the part I am confused about). Will the 620 make contact with the GPU die without doing some dremel work on that VRM/RAM heatsink?

Depends if you want to delid your nvidia gpu chip, separating IHS and die

From what I see, without delidding, the block will make contact with the GPU just fine

Pictures of the process

http://www.overclock.net/t/1298984/gtx-470-570-closed-loop-cooling-mod/0_100
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Depends if you want to delid your nvidia gpu chip, separating IHS and die
From what I see, without delidding, the block will make contact with the GPU just fine
Pictures of the process
http://www.overclock.net/t/1298984/gtx-470-570-closed-loop-cooling-mod/0_100

Once again I think I was confused, but now am good. lol. I really just jumped into all of this tonight. When you say IHS, that is the stock plate that the GPU thermal paste goes on correct? Its where the NVidia logo is and what not (I have not looked under my 470 heatpipes, maybe it doens't have logo).

All I am looking to do is remove the plastic fan shroud, wiretie up a antec kuhler 620, add a fan for the stock VRM / Memory cooler so it has a bit of active cooling on it. From the other threads I have seen, and your info I believe I am correct in assuming this is a relatively easy, hopefully 15 minute mod!
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Once again I think I was confused, but now am good. lol. I really just jumped into all of this tonight. When you say IHS, that is the stock plate that the GPU thermal paste goes on correct? Its where the NVidia logo is and what not (I have not looked under my 470 heatpipes, maybe it doens't have logo).
All I am looking to do is remove the plastic fan shroud, wiretie up a antec kuhler 620, add a fan for the stock VRM / Memory cooler so it has a bit of active cooling on it. From the other threads I have seen, and your info I believe I am correct in assuming this is a relatively easy, hopefully 15 minute mod!

I wouldn't say 15 minutes tongue.gif Something always goes awry haha.

But yes, that is in principle everything you need. I would suggest purchasing Dwood's bracket which will also hold the 92mm fan. It's not necessary, but ... prettier and easier to deal with
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I wouldn't say 15 minutes tongue.gif Something always goes awry haha.
But yes, that is in principle everything you need. I would suggest purchasing Dwood's bracket which will also hold the 92mm fan. It's not necessary, but ... prettier and easier to deal with

Thanks for the help! Really, between the time you suggested it on the H-series thread till now, I had heard about this, but never even considered it. Im about to buy the 620, and will also probably get Dwoods bracket, just because it will look cleaner and just be better all around.

With everything except my mobo and RAM going to be on water, I might ditch my custom side fan setup (I added dual 120's to the side of my Antec p182) for my original side panel, cut down on more noise. Although the added intake might be useful to keep temps at absolute minimum.... I guess fans on low levels should be pretty quiet.
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Thanks for the help! Really, between the time you suggested it on the H-series thread till now, I had heard about this, but never even considered it. Im about to buy the 620, and will also probably get Dwoods bracket, just because it will look cleaner and just be better all around.
With everything except my mobo and RAM going to be on water, I might ditch my custom side fan setup (I added dual 120's to the side of my Antec p182) for my original side panel, cut down on more noise. Although the added intake might be useful to keep temps at absolute minimum.... I guess fans on low levels should be pretty quiet.

Yep. And good thing you had bought that fan controller, it's a blessing to have
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Yep. And good thing you had bought that fan controller, it's a blessing to have

Yea im thinking now that I have it and it controls 5 fans, 1 fan for pull on CPU rad, 1 for pull on GPU rad, 1 for each side intake, and 1 for top exhaust. Im assuming my VRM sink fan will not have to be on that high, but if so, ill figure something out. I will not be able to do push pull with both rads since they will not have enough clearance, but I have mostly proven that push/pull doens't make a HUGE difference on my setup (at least not on my h50)
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Yea im thinking now that I have it and it controls 5 fans, 1 fan for pull on CPU rad, 1 for pull on GPU rad, 1 for each side intake, and 1 for top exhaust. Im assuming my VRM sink fan will not have to be on that high, but if so, ill figure something out. I will not be able to do push pull with both rads since they will not have enough clearance, but I have mostly proven that push/pull doens't make a HUGE difference on my setup (at least not on my h50)

That's absolutely true; the H50's 25mm thick radiator will marginally, if at all, benefit from a push/pull setup. Push/pull setups were created for beastly radiators like the Alphacool Monsta (80mm thick ... three H50's) that have increased fin density, and as such required higher static pressure fans to push through.

TL:DR Use one fan per rad, you'll be golden. What are you using to cool the CPU anyways
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