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Noise reduction is awsome
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Not really IME, especially if you're comparing an AIO to the DirectCuII on the GTX 670 (see those reviews I included). In my situation, although noise at load is drastically quieter compared to the reference blower fan, the idles are definitely louder where the pumps are the most prominent noise (again, pumps undervolted to 7v to reduce hissing and whining that all of these pumps exhibit). While the pump noise can be drowned out with fan noise pretty easily you are no longer talking about "quiet" computing - all of my fans (see sig rig) have to be approaching 1000rpm to completely drown out the pump noise.

In the case of the DirectCuII it's not even a contest - 16db of air at load sounds way quieter than any AIO pump currently on the market.
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Originally Posted by claes View Post

Not really IME, especially if you're comparing an AIO to the DirectCuII on the GTX 670 (see those reviews I included). In my situation, although noise at load is drastically quieter compared to the reference blower fan, the idles are definitely louder where the pumps are the most prominent noise (again, pumps undervolted to 7v to reduce hissing and whining that all of these pumps exhibit). While the pump noise can be drowned out with fan noise pretty easily you are no longer talking about "quiet" computing - all of my fans (see sig rig) have to be approaching 1000rpm to completely drown out the pump noise.

In the case of the DirectCuII it's not even a contest - 16db of air at load sounds way quieter than any AIO pump currently on the market.

Quieter than an AIO pump currently on the market? Really? I have an h80i pump and 2 gelid 120mm fans running at 750 rpm and my card is still colder than any stock VGA fan cooler and absolutely SILENT. My friend has a build with a Direct CUII and it mean its quiet... but its not SILENT like my setup on load....

I think the AIO coolers provide a MUCH quieter solution than the Direct CUII Fan cooler if you have quiet enough fans (even your spot vrm fan being a noctua fan).... so all in all i sort of disagree with you....

that is just my 2 cents though.
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I'm thinking of splashing out on a 780 and a h80i. rolleyes.gif When I get some cash, I'll post some photos of a modded 780 thumb.gif
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ahhhhh, to be the first is such a nice feeling thumb.gif Congrats if you get it, im super jelly smile.gif
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Does anyone know if it is possible to do this mod on a reference GTX 780 while keeping the heatspreader on the card? I've been waiting for the EVGA ACX card to come back in stock for a while now but it's pretty much the only card that is never in stock.
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I'll probably end up using either an H60/H80i/Antec 920 on my 680 and I will initially use zipties, since the 680 does not have a heat spreader is there a risk of chipping the die when pulling 1 side of the tie first or would the shim around the GPU prevent that from happening?
Edited by EarlZ - 6/2/13 at 8:51am
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I'd like to join the mod club biggrin.gif

Just modded my EVGA GTX 670 FTW with a Kuhler 620 by Antec.
I wanted to keep the stock shroud so I tried to mount the 620 onto the lower shroud with zipties only to realize that the space in the lower shroud isn't big enough to fit the 620.
So I had to sand down the lower shroud. Unfortunately at the moment I don't have pictures.
However the pictures I do have, are below.

I had to cut the upper shroud to route the water tubes and the two cables for the pump and the fan.





I did encounter a slight problem though after the mod, whenever I load up benchmark programs and the temps go over 70C either the card crashes or my computer restarts. Not sure what happened there, didn't do anything other than the mod.
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I also did the mod on my Evga 670FTW card,but I used an old H50.My temps never get over 47.Maybe you should try and reseat your cooler or something?
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I also did the mod on my Evga 670FTW card,but I used an old H50.My temps never get over 47.Maybe you should try and reseat your cooler or something?

I did reseat my cooler, I'm idling at 35C, max I go up to is around 50C when playing games. However when I try to benchmark it'll kaploot.
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