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Yea, basically my card was fine. Then one day decided to get 10C hotter. My guess was the glue around the chip somehow broke and the seal between the IHS and die was broken and thus the 10C increase in temps.

I'm itching to do the IHS mod too with my 580 but I can't justify it either. With a 54C max and typically gaming around 47-48C there's just no reason to do it.

Zipties are generally good upto about 85C btw. If the PCB/air gets upto 85C on your card, I think you have some seriously problems. I use pliers to pull my zipties tight and push down the "nut" end of the other zipties to the PCB.

I double mine up.

use the same method for the first zip, then i pull it to the side and put one next to it.

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post #962 of 8617
For a fan enhancement if you are concerned about noise. Just make a duct for the fan. Take a crappy 120/140mm fan and remove the internals, then attach the empty frame to the fan you want to use and add that duct end to the radiator.

This removes the air turbulence and forces air as a whole in one direction instead of a circle pattern around the center blind spot of the fan. This allows you to use a higher RPM fan with low noise factor.

Even a smaller frame would reduce noise if you can't use a 25 or 35mm fan frame.
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For a fan enhancement if you are concerned about noise. Just make a duct for the fan. Take a crappy 120/140mm fan and remove the internals, then attach the empty frame to the fan you want to use and add that duct end to the radiator.
This removes the air turbulence and forces air as a whole in one direction instead of a circle pattern around the center blind spot of the fan. This allows you to use a higher RPM fan with low noise factor.
Even a smaller frame would reduce noise if you can't use a 25 or 35mm fan frame.

You mean a shroud?
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You mean a shroud?

yes... that word eludes me constantly. lol
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Inspired by all the brilliance of everyone on this thread, I went ahead did this mod on my Zotac 680GTX. Because of mounting limitations in my case, went with the Scythe Apsalus II 92 (Similar to this, just with a 92mm radiator instead of a 120) - added a couple of Scythe variable speed 92mm fans.
Here it is: p4180048.jpg

This using the zipties - have since removed them, and redrilled the included Intel mounting bracket, so to be able ot use screws with springs for tension (sorry... havent taken a pic of that yet). Also removed the heatspreader and added stickybacked heatsinks to the vram, voltage regulators (i think they are) - the hot bits
Temps are definately down - idle is only down 1~2C, but a couple of quick furmarks show the overall full load temp down from 75~85, to 61~68. No complaints here.biggrin.gif
post #966 of 8617
thats some sexy stuff there vacating, post that up too in the Zotac forums if you get a chance. Ive got a thread going in the 500 series section on the zotac forums. The mods were pretty impressed with the results.


I did some oc on the gpu last night. Pretty happy with temps. My 580 was getting 1040 core on heaven 3.0 extreme and 1025 on normal. Temps maxed at 51c using almost 1.3v On normal run and stock card i never went above 38c but i did have the windows open and room temp was 69, that help alot
post #967 of 8617
another home made acrylic mount and custom loop. GTS250. pics of finished loop tomorrow!

also this is the NEW corsair H40...at 50 bucks for this 250 itll do pig...itll do. minor differences between this and the H70
1: alluminum block not copper
2: single small rad (like the h60 kits and i think h50 has the skinny rad aswell)
3: when i cleaned the system i noticed they used pure water in this loop as to the other systems that all have a greenish antifreeze looking coolant.

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this is probably the exact same pump and such inside just skimped down where they could without making a defective product.
very interested to get it up and running to see what its temps will be like.

happy modding yal! thumb.gif
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Got an H60, working on a mount for it to sell with my other mounts. Updates and pictures Monday
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Got an H60, working on a mount for it to sell with my other mounts. Updates and pictures Monday

very interested to see what you come up with Wood as the 60/80/100 series have a vastly different mounting bracket. good luck sir thumb.gif

wheres my back plate!! lol jk.
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very interested to see what you come up with Wood as the 60/80/100 series have a vastly different mounting bracket. good luck sir thumb.gif
wheres my back plate!! lol jk.

Yeah its taking a whole different approach to get the h60 to work.

The backplates are being designed this weekend and shipped the middle of next week.
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