Originally Posted by Hooy
Wow this sounds like a nightmare.
#1, website is not accurate on what you're actually buying
#2, a simple bracket requires major modification... I assumed this bracket was made for people who didn't have the tools to do it themselves. I for one don't have the skill, tools, or desire to drill into my $300 graphics card to fit a 50 cent bracket
#3, I've heard nothing back from Dwood after 3 emails. I was going to file a PP complaint, but **** it. He can keep my $ - I'll just take this as a lesson learned and slap my own wrist.
#4, I think your temps are too high? What GPU do you have? My reference 7950 doesn't hit 70C unless at full load for a couple of minutes, but then the fan kicks in and drops it to ~69C... With the AOI cooler, shouldn't it be closer to 50C?
Thanks for your feedback. It's nice to know I'm not the only one screwed
Just to be clear to anyone who read my post and got similar impression, I did NOT drill into my videocard. And I do NOT recommend anyone do it either. The only modifications I had to do was to the bracket itself. I did not have to physically modify my videocard in any way other than removing factory heatsink.
All I had to do was to file down several machining imperfections, and I had to drill out GPU bolt holes in the bracket (NOT the videocard) to make sure they were flush. Overall I was really annoyed that I had to do it, but in the grand scheme of things it wasn't that big of a deal because I had the right tools for the job, but yes, I can see how it would be frustrating to someone without the right tools. Dwood should also update the photo of corsair bracket. Like I said there was discussion late last year when Dwood changed the design without changing photos and at least one more person got upset because he expected full bracket.
My temps are a tad too high for my liking. However, you have to keep in mind that one, I'm running two 800rpm fans on my H100i while most of the people in this thread run 1300+rpm fans. And two, my load temps are synthetic load tests, not in game tests, no game I own stress my GPU to the same degree as synthetics. Synthetics is essentially the worst case torture scenario - I know it's as bad as it's going to get.
Anyway, I just got rosewill fanless PSU two days ago because the fan in my Antec was chirping ever so slightly thus making it the loudest/most annoying component in my computer. And I also got another 900rpm (1000rpm really) scythe fan. So I will be swapping those components sometime this week, hopefully today. This will remove the annoying PSU fan chirping noise, and help with the max GPU temperatures a bit, albeit at a slightly higher noise level, but I think that will be OK. As long as my fans stay under 1000rpm under load and under 700rpm at idle, I'm happy.Edited by fleshconsumed - 5/17/13 at 6:20am