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BTW...if you're going to get the AXP-II make sure your case can fit it...but honestly...I don't see why you can't do the mod I did...if you already have the 620 just use it

AXP-7970 won't fit my 6950 as I'd hope (it says compatible, but with an angled sink, I'd doubt it, playing it safe).
I really am mostly worried about the VRMs, which after some reading, the fan is directly over.
I'm obviously new at this. rolleyes.gif

If someone could come up with some sort of picture/guide of what exactly to cool/put a heatsink on, that'd be awesome. (Primarily an ASUS Reference, or any reference revision 1 board)

I picked up the Gelid Icy Vision Enhancement Kit, which places a sink directly on the VRM, so mounting a fan such as you did would be difficult, however not impossible, as I assume I could just make the spacer larger.
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AXP-7970 won't fit my 6950 as I'd hope (it says compatible, but with an angled sink, I'd doubt it, playing it safe).
I really am mostly worried about the VRMs, which after some reading, the fan is directly over.
I'm obviously new at this. rolleyes.gif
If someone could come up with some sort of picture/guide of what exactly to cool/put a heatsink on, that'd be awesome. (Primarily an ASUS Reference, or any reference revision 1 board)
I picked up the Gelid Icy Vision Enhancement Kit, which places a sink directly on the VRM, so mounting a fan such as you did would be difficult, however not impossible, as I assume I could just make the spacer larger.


Do you have the 620 already in your hands? If you do just use that and that Gelid kit on the VRMs. All reference cards AFAIK have the same PCB hole spacing IF it is reference...as for adding the 92mm fan on top of the VRMs you need a spacer OR you could just install the 620 with the Gelid kit and buy an Antec Spot cool.

 

If you took a look on how I installed my AXP-II you'll be able to see where I placed all my heatsinks. There is an extra VRM on the very top left corner of the card.

 

BTW these mods are our experiments and some are successful and some are not. Beware I for one do not claim responsibility if you brick your card. I did the mod because I have sufficient knowledge in installing these things and modding and so far it has worked for me. Please be advised you are voiding your warranty if you do a mod.

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Do you have the 620 already in your hands? If you do just use that and that Gelid kit on the VRMs. All reference cards AFAIK have the same PCB hole spacing IF it is reference...as for adding the 92mm fan on top of the VRMs you need a spacer OR you could just install the 620 with the Gelid kit and buy an Antec Spot cool.

If you took a look on how I installed my AXP-II you'll be able to see where I placed all my heatsinks. There is an extra VRM on the very top left corner of the card.

BTW these mods are our experiments and some are successful and some are not. Beware I for one do not claim responsibility if you brick your card. I did the mod because I have sufficient knowledge in installing these things and modding and so far it has worked for me. Please be advised you are voiding your warranty if you do a mod.

I do already have the 620 in my hands, the Gelid I don't.

I was thinking I could grab a 92mm fan (or make an aluminum plate for my 80mm) and spacer it off, and mount it similar to yours, but add more spacing as to clear the Gelids.

I only want to put a fan + gelids so I don't have to worry as much regarding passively cooling the mosfets.

EDIT:
After realizing that the Gelid only covers the VRMs, what can I get to do the chokes?
Edited by rawfuls - 3/25/12 at 8:13pm
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wish i had a spare junker ati card to play with. Heres the thing, i ran a 560ti with no cooling other than a H70 on my chip and had no issues doing this. I could overvolt and overclock the card no problems. I would like to see how well a ati card fairs with the same method to prove its not "deadly" to the gpu. There are a few others who have also ran without cooling to those parts of the pcb on nvidia cards BUT they have later added/returned the stock fans or a form of passive cooling to vrm/vram. Im not saying that nividia cards have the ablity to withstand the higher temps but there is are less Ati cards modded to base any comparison to nvidia cards. When i rip my 580 down perhaps ill redo my 560ti with the mod and see what it takes to blow the card up when modded. Honestly, without volt mods i would not be able to fry the card with what afterburner offers in voltage increases (1.25v max) as ive ran the card for several months and benchmarking it the whole time at 1.25v BUT i did not do extream oc on the mem...or any at all come to think about it. The mod was not for overclocking anyways but it goes to show that for nvidia anyways is that the cards are safe with just a Hxx or 620 cooling the cards.

That said SH right and anyone of our cards can blow even with better cooling, Do at your own risk lol.
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post #185 of 3006
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My 6770 has only a cooler on the die, VRM and Ram has no cooling at all.
When I frist did "The Red Mod" I only had the factory VRM heat sinks and the ram had nothing on it. I have since added heat sinks on the the ram but its made no difference at all to its overclockablity.

GPU-Z's max temp for the VRMs on my 6850s has been 48C when I was pumping 1.249V though them. At stock voltage they sit around 25-28C depending on the day. So you could probably get away with having no heat sinks on them with a 6850.

But then your going though all the effort to water cool the GFX card you might as well spend another $10 on some heat sinks for the VRM and Ram.
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I do already have the 620 in my hands, the Gelid I don't.
I was thinking I could grab a 92mm fan (or make an aluminum plate for my 80mm) and spacer it off, and mount it similar to yours, but add more spacing as to clear the Gelids.
I only want to put a fan + gelids so I don't have to worry as much regarding passively cooling the mosfets.
EDIT:
After realizing that the Gelid only covers the VRMs, what can I get to do the chokes?


Just get the Antec Spot cool and the Gelid VRM heatsinks and be done with the mod, as bmgjet said spend a few more $$ on getting heatsinks for the parts that aren't covered by the Gelid solution.

 

I would suggest getting these: http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=15682&vpn=ZM-RHS1&manufacture=ZALMAN%20TECH

for the other RAM that aren't being covered by the 620 and that single VRM on the top left.

 

If you're handy with them tools, sure, go ahead and make a mounting plate for the 92mm fan...honestly tho, I think just getting the 92mm fan and getting long screws and bolts with spacers are your best bet w/o any massive modding.

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Hello guys Im looking for someone to test out a plate Ive been making for Nvidia gpus to mount the Antec 620 to your gpu. Imlooking for someone with a 6000 series or 7000 series card. I sell them for 5$ shipped but this one would be free for the testers time. This is the one I made for my gtx 470s, the design has changed a little to make for greater universitality(I might have made that word up?).

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I am also designing one with a fan mount that goes with it to blow down on the card and cool the vrms and chokes. It would be 7$ shipped

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Hello guys Im looking for someone to test out a plate Ive been making for Nvidia gpus to mount the Antec 620 to your gpu. Imlooking for someone with a 6000 series or 7000 series card. I sell them for 5$ shipped but this one would be free for the testers time. This is the one I made for my gtx 470s, the design has changed a little to make for greater universitality(I might have made that word up?).
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I am also designing one with a fan mount that goes with it to blow down on the card and cool the vrms and chokes. It would be 7$ shipped
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post #189 of 3006
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Just get the Antec Spot cool and the Gelid VRM heatsinks and be done with the mod, as bmgjet said spend a few more $$ on getting heatsinks for the parts that aren't covered by the Gelid solution.

I would suggest getting these: http://www.ncix.ca/products/?sku=15682&vpn=ZM-RHS1&manufacture=ZALMAN%20TECH
for the other RAM that aren't being covered by the 620 and that single VRM on the top left.

If you're handy with them tools, sure, go ahead and make a mounting plate for the 92mm fan...honestly tho, I think just getting the 92mm fan and getting long screws and bolts with spacers are your best bet w/o any massive modding.

I went ahead and got the Arctic Cooling VR001, which has plenty of RAM sinks for ~$17 after all said and done.
This has gotten a bit more expensive than I had initially thought, but hey that's part of the fun right?
The main reason why I'm avoiding buying anything else is to avoid the wait, I'd rather just have a few things coming in (at the point is Gelid & VR001), but also to try and reduce the costs that this costing me.

That said, I will have to go out and look for some screws & nuts...
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All you need is 4 m3 nuts n bolts
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