I RMA'd my original H60 and received the updated version H60 from Corsair. (RMA'd because of increasingly loud grinding noise from the pump).
Anyway, I have an H80i for my CPU so I decided to sell the H55 I had to my friend and use the H60 instead, knowing it wouldn't be as easy as the asetek design.
Here is my work log per say. Just in case people want to see the steps I took to make sure I had the cleanest mod to my own ability (which is mediocre at best)
My old but reliable GTX 570 and new H60 from RMA.
Unboxing and getting ready!
The unit itself
GTX 570 disassembly
Vapor Chamber removed
Outlined where I needed to cut to make cooler fit. Dremel time!
Did not know the heatplate was made out of metal....lol thought it was made out of plastic, but I guess that's good news to me. It took me a bit longer than I anticipated because of it.
Regardless got it done.
Fitted back onto the graphics card
Used stock AMD bracket and a few zipties to hold the cooler on tight. Did not budge at all when I tried to rotate it. Guess I was lucky.
Prepping shroud for dremel. Removed EVGA logo where it is being cut.
Cut out complete.
Hopefull it fits...
It fit =)
Hot glued the evga logo back to cover cutout.
Giving it a test run to make sure I don't have to reseat it. I did not have to reseat it.
Had to move my h80i to the front of the case since the h60 tubes weren't long enough to allow me to place it anywhere without the shroud getting in the way.
Glamour shot #1
"The Mod" complete.
Furmark 1920x1080 for load testing for 12-15 minutes. I forgot how long.
Before "The Mod":
After "The Mod"
When I came back from a beer and smoke break to check the load temperatures I laughed out loud because of how ridiculously cost efficient this mod is.
Glad I took the time to research the exact method I wanted to go with rather than just plunging head first.
The only modifications I did to finish this mod was cutting the heatplate and shroud to accommodate the h60. Everything else was provided to me by Corsair
I hope more people do this!Edited by 2jzohno - 3/26/14 at 6:29pm