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post #441 of 8594
I did mine with corsair H60...took bout 30 mins and I just checked out a few pics beforehand and then figured it out myself. Only problem is tools, I had to go out and buy cable ties beforehand, then I needed a torx screwdriver to remove my gtx 570 heat shroud prior to being able to instal the h60 correctly.

Idles at 27C and max temp is 43c now. Strangely enough I gained nothing performance wise from adding a second 120mm fan on the radiator.
post #442 of 8594
Hows the H40 sound? I took apart my GTX480 last night with no issues to reapply AS5. Just need some zip ties right?
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post #443 of 8594
Ya I only saw a 1'c difference with a 2nd fan on my rad as well. I removed it to have less noise.
I believe that means that the cooling system is hardly being taxed at all, it is efficient for this task.
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post #444 of 8594
I've seen a couple of ways to attach the cooler to the cards which one would be best.
Zipties round the pump then through the card,
Custom bracket with screws (I have x brackets from old heatsinks and a dremel for this)
Or use the o rings with the coolers cut the legs off n ziptie through the card.
post #445 of 8594
The straight zip tie method is the fastest and works very well.
The custom bracket is the most secure (I suppose) and you could probably get a tighter fit.
The modified bracket is the most difficult and is an option.

I've remounted my cooler using just zip-ties 5 times and have had zero issues. Just pull those suckers tight and your good to go.
Whichever is easiest or fancies your interest. thumb.gif
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post #446 of 8594
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Hows the H40 sound? I took apart my GTX480 last night with no issues to reapply AS5. Just need some zip ties right?

Do you already have the h40? If not id go out and buy the h60 from my personal experience. Yeah only need zip ties so long as you have a torx screwdriver incase you need to remove your heat shroud. The cooling plate on the h60 might not siut flush if you have the heat shroud in place. Zip ties around the cooler then zip ties through the screw slots where the heatsink had been sat.
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Do you already have the h40? If not id go out and buy the h60 from my personal experience. Yeah only need zip ties so long as you have a torx screwdriver incase you need to remove your heat shroud. The cooling plate on the h60 might not siut flush if you have the heat shroud in place. Zip ties around the cooler then zip ties through the screw slots where the heatsink had been sat.

What do you mean heat shroud?
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post #448 of 8594
Heatshroud / heatplate is the fully body heatsink attached to the PCB

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post #449 of 8594
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Originally Posted by Kolmain View Post

What do you mean heat shroud?

I dont know if heat shroud is the correct term, maybe heat plate is more suited. Basically its the black plate you can see in the picture below:

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I had to remove mine as the cooler didnt contact the gpu core. Others have managed to leave thiers on and some have modded thier heat plates to leave half of it intact.
post #450 of 8594
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Originally Posted by $ilent View Post

I dont know if heat shroud is the correct term, maybe heat plate is more suited. Basically its the black plate you can see in the picture below:
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I had to remove mine as the cooler didnt contact the gpu core. Others have managed to leave thiers on and some have modded thier heat plates to leave half of it intact.

Edit - Damm apparition!! you ninja'd me by ~20 seconds and used exact same google searched pic!
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