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I'll be doing this mod in a few weeks. what brand of fan do you guys recommend using to cool the vrm and other components? also, has anyone tried using dwood's bracket with an h80? Id like to use that if i could since i already have one laying around.
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Man. This is by far one of the best bang for buck cooling mods I've ever done.

Seriously.

I just set my Kuhler 620 up (using one of Dwoods brackets) and I have to say. It's downright FREAKISH how silent my computer is. I'm pretty sure I now have the most MUTANT SILENT 5ghz 2700K rig on the planet. Seriously, during any normal use...gaming, video editing...whatever,...it's a dead silent rig. I keep thinking it's turned off cause all I can hear in my room is the mini fridge about seven feet to my left (the typical low grade compressor whine) ...

So thanks for the inspiration. I ALMOST took the Kuhler 620 back cause I didn't want to mess with the hassle of doing the mod and was going to just get an Accelero or a Thermalright cooler ... but now that I'm loading at a full 40C *lower* than previously...now that all the MASSIVE heat put out by my GTX580 is being neatly, silently barfed out the back of my computer? Shoosh... I'm glad I didn't take it back.

Anyway... I'm going to post a bit of a work log in just a bit as there are some tips, mostly involving the bracket, that I want to share...so I'll go ahead and link it here once it' done (or, I'll just post it to this thread) ...

Super kick ass results (and I'm only using a 800RPM 120mm fan on the radiator) ...

more later...

.j
    
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glad your happy with it mate! get those pics and tips up ASAP...Im looking forward to seeing your finished product!
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post

Man. This is by far one of the best bang for buck cooling mods I've ever done.
Seriously.
I just set my Kuhler 620 up (using one of Dwoods brackets) and I have to say. It's downright FREAKISH how silent my computer is. I'm pretty sure I now have the most MUTANT SILENT 5ghz 2700K rig on the planet. Seriously, during any normal use...gaming, video editing...whatever,...it's a dead silent rig. I keep thinking it's turned off cause all I can hear in my room is the mini fridge about seven feet to my left (the typical low grade compressor whine) ...
So thanks for the inspiration. I ALMOST took the Kuhler 620 back cause I didn't want to mess with the hassle of doing the mod and was going to just get an Accelero or a Thermalright cooler ... but now that I'm loading at a full 40C *lower* than previously...now that all the MASSIVE heat put out by my GTX580 is being neatly, silently barfed out the back of my computer? Shoosh... I'm glad I didn't take it back.
Anyway... I'm going to post a bit of a work log in just a bit as there are some tips, mostly involving the bracket, that I want to share...so I'll go ahead and link it here once it' done (or, I'll just post it to this thread) ...
Super kick ass results (and I'm only using a 800RPM 120mm fan on the radiator) ...
more later...
.j


Good to hear that bracket is working well for you. 40c off load is pretty amazing results. Dwood took no time in getting that bracket to you, nice to see these shipping now. Ill be looking into a bracket soon too. Zipstraps are good but $5 bracket.....come on, that is just too cheap to say no to.

Great feed back btw, also the mention of bang for buck cooling. The Mod will be hard to trump for low cost cooling solutions.
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post

Man. This is by far one of the best bang for buck cooling mods I've ever done.
Seriously.
I just set my Kuhler 620 up (using one of Dwoods brackets) and I have to say. It's downright FREAKISH how silent my computer is. I'm pretty sure I now have the most MUTANT SILENT 5ghz 2700K rig on the planet. Seriously, during any normal use...gaming, video editing...whatever,...it's a dead silent rig. I keep thinking it's turned off cause all I can hear in my room is the mini fridge about seven feet to my left (the typical low grade compressor whine) ...
So thanks for the inspiration. I ALMOST took the Kuhler 620 back cause I didn't want to mess with the hassle of doing the mod and was going to just get an Accelero or a Thermalright cooler ... but now that I'm loading at a full 40C *lower* than previously...now that all the MASSIVE heat put out by my GTX580 is being neatly, silently barfed out the back of my computer? Shoosh... I'm glad I didn't take it back.
Anyway... I'm going to post a bit of a work log in just a bit as there are some tips, mostly involving the bracket, that I want to share...so I'll go ahead and link it here once it' done (or, I'll just post it to this thread) ...
Super kick ass results (and I'm only using a 800RPM 120mm fan on the radiator) ...
more later...
.j

I'm glad you like it. I'm ready to see some pictures besides my own. I've recently became an artisan here. My page is linked in my sig.
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I'll be doing this mod in a few weeks. what brand of fan do you guys recommend using to cool the vrm and other components? also, has anyone tried using dwood's bracket with an h80? Id like to use that if i could since i already have one laying around.

The h80 doesn't work. Its pump design is different. It is too big and bulky.
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I'm glad you like it. I'm ready to see some pictures besides my own. I've recently became an artisan here. My page is linked in my sig.

It worked great, mate. Even though I mounted the bracket upside down and then had to re do the whole thing, it still worked great.

'bout to post some love...
    
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The h80 doesn't work. Its pump design is different. It is too big and bulky.

yea i kinda figured. i ended up getting a 620 for my brothers gtx 470 and a 920 for my gtx 560.

will i need the one with the fan mount for the 560? or can i use a basic bracket?
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With all due respect...I have to say that I support and prop all modders/builders/suppliers at OCN ... ACROSS the BOARD. Recognizing that there has been a bit of a political "flare" around this whole Kuhler 620 mod "bracket" thing ... (I read the posts daily yo) ... recognizing the hard work of *EVERYBoDY* ... I just wanted to get that out. You guys/gals are all awesome and best to your efforts, whomever you may be. Even if you are working towards the same goals and building similar products. Don't stop...

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Nvidia GTX580 Antec - KÜHLER 620 ... A match made in Heaven

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I almost took my Antec Kuhler 620 back to Micro Center. Really .. I bought it wanting to do this mod but then kept thinking about breaking down my computer and all the other, more "turn-key" options available and how much easier those might be and ... well, you know .. laziness kicks in and all.

Anyway. I'm glad I didn't take the 620 back.

Just today I finally got the muster to do the trick and boy. I mean, really. I can't say it enough. It's just feckin' SICK!!

BTW: To mount the Kuhler 620 on to my MSI GTX 580, I used a custom cut, aluminum bracket from a OCN user named "Dwood" ... and to his credit, it worked like a magic trick (with a few notes/tips worth noting, mind you).

And so, here's a little pictographic work log ... I've tried to interject comments here and there where I found it might be beneficial to others.

Enjoy:

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And so it begins...stock MSI Twin Frozr II:

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Twin Frozr II cooler separated from the GTX580 beneath:

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Here is the naked GTX580 along side the custom bracket supplied by OCN user "Dwood" (note the screws and nuts and washers also visible in this shot. Seriously, the hardest part about this whole thing was getting those little plastic washers free of the tape that Dwood shipped them in... LOL ...

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Before starting the somewhat delicate process of aligning the Kuhler 620/bracket assembly in line with your video card, I would *highly* suggest using some zip ties to secure the bracket to the Kuhler 620 pump assembly. It sure made things easier for me!:

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And here...another view of what you'll be dealing with once you start assembling everything...

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Anyway ...

This whole effort turned out to be something good/fine cause my computer is now silent. Even when loading Furmark ... (and when playing Skyrim? temps are just ridiculously better; **** man. I won't even post them).

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BTW, here are some "system" shots:

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And,,,

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All in all?

Do the mod.

It's just ridiculous ( vs. stock coolers and all) ...

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And for me? It's UBER silent. Nary a whisper. Even when killing dragons in Skyrim. SILENT.

But do your own research, eh?

.j

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HEY!@

And BTW .. h ere's a load/temp shot with the 800 RPM *silent* 120mm fan no the radiator.

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510

For what it's worth? That's about 40C *LOWER* than with the stock MSI cooler. Once I get a better fan, it will be in the mid 50's, easy.

Nice.

;-)
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Sweet. The next ones I ship out will have instructions printed.
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