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PNY 470 w/ Antec 620 Help

post #1 of 59
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Received my zip ties and Antec 620 today, and I ran into a problem, once I laid down the Antec on the chip where the normal heat sink usually is, I wrapped the zip tie around it, and put the 4 zip ties in the corners, but the holes were tooooo small for any type of ziptie I've seen to go through. Will I have to resort to some sort of string? I have nylon string. (Couldn't take pictures, phone is broken)

Edit - I forgot to mention, The black thing that's covering most of the card I left on there. Am I supposed to take that off?
post #2 of 59
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Received my zip ties and Antec 620 today, and I ran into a problem, once I laid down the Antec on the chip where the normal heat sink usually is, I wrapped the zip tie around it, and put the 4 zip ties in the corners, but the holes were tooooo small for any type of ziptie I've seen to go through. Will I have to resort to some sort of string? I have nylon string. (Couldn't take pictures, phone is broken)
it really doesnt matter how you mount it, as long as firm, even pressure is distributed.
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Edit - I forgot to mention, The black thing that's covering most of the card I left on there. Am I supposed to take that off?
leave that on if you can, thats the heatplate that cools your memory and VRMs
post #3 of 59
you could lace it like a button on a jacket i suppose but that is REALLY getto, youve resorted to string and have tied the cooler to the card, may as well use a shoelace lol.

Kidding, wait and buy some zipstraps tomorrow. You need two sizes of zipstraps. The larger thicker ones are to "collar" the pump while the thin ones are the ones needed to go through the holes on the pcb, ive done the same thing and had to run back out to buy more. Auto stores will have the best/cheapest selection. No more than a few dollars and there will be enough to do this mod a dozen times over. Your alrighty resorting to the simplest method there is to watercool....dont push it or it may not end well for you.

Get lots of pics and if you do decide to tie it to the card dont forget to get even more pics as you will need them for proof as no one will believe you biggrin.gif

+reps waiting for you thumb.gif
post #4 of 59
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Got impatient, had 50 zipties lying around, and got creative. I just cut the zipties till they fit, and it works very well! biggrin.gif. I have 1 MAJOR problem though.

The fan is working, and the pump is pumping (I believe), but when I get on windows, it starts off at 71C (or around that) and crawls its way slowly down to 49-50. I try to change the fan speed through MSI afterburner, but nothing happened, no response, just stays at the same RPM. When I use kombuster, the temp skyrockets up to 90 within seconds. I have everything plugged in. Is there anything wrong?

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post #5 of 59
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Just curious....... Someone please tell me.... Does the Antec already have water inside? tongue.gif
post #6 of 59
You're very likely getting terrible contact/pressure on the cooler to the chip. It looks like you have the zip ties wrapped around the PCB rather than going through it's holes. Don't ghetto rig this anymore than it has to be done, wait and buy some appropriate zip-ties and do it to the best of your ability rather than trying to make do with what you have in front of you. When you take it off to do a better job of attaching it but before you reattach it, just test fit it to see what sort of contact you are getting because you could also be hitting the black unisink and not even touching the chip.
Edited by juano - 1/27/12 at 10:31pm
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post #7 of 59
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You're very likely getting terrible contact/pressure on the cooler to the chip. It looks like you have the zip ties wrapped around the PCB rather than going through it's holes. Don't ghetto rig this anymore than it has to be done, wait and buy some appropriate zipties and do it to the best of your ability rather than trying to make do with what you have in front of you. If you are still getting bad temps when you do a better job of attaching the cooler to the chip, then take the cooler off and just test fit it to see what sort of contact you are getting because you could also be hitting the black unisink and not even touching the chip.

It wasn't ghetto at all, I just had to re-size the zip ties, thats all. I even pushed the cooler onto the chip, and I know it's hitting it. So the only thing i'm wondering now:

The fan speed on MSI afterburner shows at 100%, so it's clearly not finding the fan, and i'm wondering why.
Also, how can I open the antec and see if it's filled with water? This is my first ever watercooler, and the instructions don't show anything on that.
post #8 of 59
It's filled with water. If it wasn't it would be really light, as well as if the pump is running as you believe then it would be making a horrible racket from running dry. MSI AB is not detecting the fan speed because you shouldn't have anything plugged into the GPU fan header, you plug the antec pump and the fan on the radiator into a power source from the PSU or the motherboard.
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post #9 of 59
im betting on not enough pressure to the waterblock as well.
try pressing down on it while ur pc is running and see if ur temps lower at all.
post #10 of 59
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The powercord is connected to the motherboard, and the fan is connected to the watercooler, not very descriptive, so I made a picture tongue.gif

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