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Ok guys. So i have a smart idea to make this easier for me seeing as I can't get any brackets here any time soon or at all. I was thinking of doing this. 'm going to use a cooler master nepton 140xl and here is a picture. Will this work. I just have to work on getting a fan at the back blowing across the card to cool the VRM.




I will use a longer screw and then ssome nuts and washers to keep the cooler from shifting so do you guys think this can work. I'm not worried about how ugly it looks as long as i can have my cooler attached and it does make proper contact its cool.
I'd stick with zipties. Using those metal strips is short circuit city right there. Plus you still have to secure them down with something.
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I'd stick with zipties. Using those metal strips is short circuit city right there. Plus you still have to secure them down with something.

The zip ties is not going to work. The cooler will shift to much. I already tried. I will be using zip ties and a very long screw so that the cooler won't shift. I will use 2 or 3 washers in the front and in the back. Almost like these that you get with the wall mounts. The white ones.

The bracket will laso sit a few mm to 1cm above the gpu so I'm sure it wont short
Edited by DiceAir - 10/20/14 at 10:45am
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The zip ties is not going to work. The cooler will shift to much. I already tried. I will be using zip ties and a very long screw so that the cooler won't shift. I will use 2 or 3 washers in the front and in the back. Almost like these that you get with the wall mounts. The white ones.

The bracket will laso sit a few mm to 1cm above the gpu so I'm sure it wont short

You could use those metal brackets but it's better to not let them go down on the sides of the pump. That way you make sure that you wont short out something. You can still use long screws and nuts but do make sure to use plastic shims on the backside of the board where you fit the nuts.

It would work more like richies bracket where you have a metal bracket over the pump and fit it like he did it.
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I'd stick with zipties. Using those metal strips is short circuit city right there. Plus you still have to secure them down with something.

The zip ties is not going to work. The cooler will shift to much. I already tried. I will be using zip ties and a very long screw so that the cooler won't shift. I will use 2 or 3 washers in the front and in the back. Almost like these that you get with the wall mounts. The white ones.

The bracket will laso sit a few mm to 1cm above the gpu so I'm sure it wont short


You'd be surprised at how little pressure it takes to get good temps with zippys. My 580 matrix used zippys which caused the pump to slide around abit on the die also but you can argue with 13 C temperatures.
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You'd be surprised at how little pressure it takes to get good temps with zippys. My 580 matrix used zippys which caused the pump to slide around abit on the die also but you can argue with 13 C temperatures.

Ok but you don't understand. For example try to zip a round ball. You will have a very rough time.
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You could use those metal brackets but it's better to not let them go down on the sides of the pump. That way you make sure that you wont short out something. You can still use long screws and nuts but do make sure to use plastic shims on the backside of the board where you fit the nuts.

It would work more like richies bracket where you have a metal bracket over the pump and fit it like he did it.

Tthe actual reason I'm doing this is because it's very hard to get the brackets ship here without paying an arm and a leg. Our local post office is so useless I don't even think anybody wants to deal with us anymore...lol

This bracket doesn't even go fully down to the base of the pump so I have lot's of room left and it won't touch the pcb whatsoever. i will still use my backplate that I got with my Club3d r9 280x royalking. I think the big advantage i have with this bracket is that it will bend into shape of the pump and then will evenly spread the pressure.
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Ok but you don't understand. For example try to zip a round ball. You will have a very rough time.
Tthe actual reason I'm doing this is because it's very hard to get the brackets ship here without paying an arm and a leg. Our local post office is so useless I don't even think anybody wants to deal with us anymore...lol

This bracket doesn't even go fully down to the base of the pump so I have lot's of room left and it won't touch the pcb whatsoever. i will still use my backplate that I got with my Club3d r9 280x royalking. I think the big advantage i have with this bracket is that it will bend into shape of the pump and then will evenly spread the pressure.

I get that you are not going to use his brackets, that doesn't mean you can't use the same way of fitting them... Either way a shorter strip that just barely sticks out the sides of the top of the block would be best. You won't get any different pressure on the core by using the one you proposed but since you are puting metal that close to the PCB you are going to increase chances of shorting. You do as you wish ofcourse, but you would be wise to take every single precaution that you can.
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my mod is done
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looks like with my fans on lowest speed I max out low 70s with fans set to silent mode.@ 1000mhz so Im happy with that smile.gif

the Intel CPU fans on the GPU VRM produce the most noise in the system. This is my fan curve:
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pretty happy except I had to add this fire-wire card because my on-board audio quit working. the optical toslink thing does not light up anymore and the audio jack just clicks and pops frown.gif

cheers!
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my mod is done
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looks like with my fans on lowest speed I max out low 70s with fans set to silent mode.@ 1000mhz so Im happy with that smile.gif

the Intel CPU fans on the GPU VRM produce the most noise in the system. This is my fan curve:
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pretty happy except I had to add this fire-wire card because my on-board audio quit working. the optical toslink thing does not light up anymore and the audio jack just clicks and pops frown.gif

cheers!
Do you use Toslink to tranfer our sound or analog? if you run analog out (like me) then this can give you the oportunity to mount a good soundcard smile.gif Most on board audio is crap anyways so if you do run analog then either a DAC or a new soundcard would give you a significantly better audio image.

Anyways, congratulations on the mod there biggrin.gif
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Hi guys, I recently bought a 290X and it's pretty hot... I was thinking of trying the RedMod with it but I have a few questions fisrt I have to ask. This is my second RedMod since I had previously made that very gettho but pretty amazing 6970 in crossfire, http://www.overclock.net/t/1203636/official-amd-ati-gpu-mod-club-aka-the-red-mod/650#post_18499394 at the time I used no Vram cooling and it was all good, I later purchased some custom bracket from Dwood and it was even better.

Now I want to put a H100/H110 on my gpu but I need to know this...:

- Do I need a spacer/shim for the 290X or it's a standard mount?
- Is Vram cooling necessary? ( the card is not OCed) If so, is a fan blowing on them enough or I need to put some heatsink on them.
- Would my Dwood custom bracket fit the 290X? Here's the bracket, you can add a 92mm fan for the Vram http://www.overclock.net/t/1203636/official-amd-ati-gpu-mod-club-aka-the-red-mod/710

My case is a 750D
Edited by Frank33 - 10/21/14 at 8:28am
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Do you use Toslink to tranfer our sound or analog? if you run analog out (like me) then this can give you the oportunity to mount a good soundcard smile.gif Most on board audio is crap anyways so if you do run analog then either a DAC or a new soundcard would give you a significantly better audio image.

Anyways, congratulations on the mod there biggrin.gif

both, crazy setup. On my desk I have some analog speakers. Most of the time I just use my hifi receiver in the same room with toslink.

its my computer in my master bedroom it has monitors 3 in surround and the center monitor I have an HDMI splitter with 30' HDMI and toslink cables which goes the HDTV(near my bed) and receiver which is older and does not support HDMI. If I do sound over HDMI I loose surround sound because the TV only send 2 channels to the receiver.

I was looking at sound boards at the Tiger Direct... its almost the same price just to buy another motherboard smile.gif

Maybe I should just try and RMA the motherboard. I'm not convinced that Creative Sand Blaster is any better than onboard. When it goes to the receiver its pure digital anyway and my desktop speakers are Audioengine A2 so its not like they are anything special. not even 2.1 smile.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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