I thought I would stick my trusty old H50 on my trusty old XFX HD4890.
It's gone from this garish looking thing:
To having the shroud tarted up so it looks rather nice:
And has now been violated one last time with a hell of a lot of cable ties, to what I'm calling the XFX HD4890 OMFG***BBQ - H2O
I was really hesitant to actually turn the PC on with this inside, as it does look a bit like a bomb has exploded in the guts of my PC:
But actually, it is totally silent. Thats a Chieftec 90mm blowing on the VRMs, and a Silent Eagle 2000RPM running @ 1000RPM on the rad.
Idle temps in my room of ambient of approx 25C were 30C, and after half an hour of Heaven benchmark in DX10 @ 1080P with 2xAA and 4xAF it peaked at 47C.
this is compared to an idle with the stock cooler of 48C, and a peak of 75C! :jawdrop:
I'm tempted to do it to my 6870, but it already runs cool with a custom cooler, and if I were to do it, I probably would stump for the Kuehler as the tubing on the H50 is bloody hard to work with- I have no idea where I would mount it without it being too stressing for the tubing joins.