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post #11 of 16
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GOD? Nah... not me. That would be too much. I prefer to look upon myself rather as a sort of supreme being or kinda demigod or something.

A question came to mind as I plan to change the plastic casing for sheet metal. How much pressure can be put upon the cooling block before the GPU suffers (cracks)? It has to be a tight fit between the block and the GPU but how much is too much? Anyone have an idea?

Bought wingnuts instead of ordinary nuts. Will definitely look cooler. Will probably spray them in matte black. Haven't decided on the casing yet. Sheet metal, mesh or maybe plexi?
post #12 of 16
Hello Beetlebum,

Cool design. I will do the same to my card! I hate the noise..

How thick was this plastic sheet that you used?

Did you need to buy those bolts or were they from the original mounting?

Thanks.
post #13 of 16
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The plastic sheet was just about 4 - 5 mm:s thick. The original mounting w bracket is not intended for a GPU and the original bolts are too short. The bolts I used are just standard bolts that u can buy by weight.

I am now in the process of building a new computer but will keep the GFX setup. However I have bought a piece of sheet metal that I'll bend and cut into shape using a dremel to really box in the GFX card. It is still working like a charm and keeping really good temps so this is really being done just to make it look cool.

Happy building. Hope to see some pics of the result. Take care when tightening the bolts. I don't really know how much it takes to crack the GPU.

And, yes. It's really bliss tp get rid of the noise.
post #14 of 16
I used your post to make my bracket. Of course I could have bought dwood's but I had the lexan laying around, Antec 620 in hand, and the "gotta have it now" impatience.

Currently running 200 over stock, 950mhz core.

Thanks!

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post #15 of 16
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Whoaaa. I'm thinking lexan now (if that's the name of your see-through plastic, I know it in Swedish as "plexi") with a few small holes around the edge. Just wide enough to accommodate blue diodes. That'd be mean.
post #16 of 16
Lexan is the brand I think but it think is synonymous with that type of product, "bullet proof" plastic. We also have a similar product called acrylic, which is cheaper and more flexible so not ideal in my opinion. Lexan is a stonger product and available in a couple nationwide hardware/home improvement stores such as Home Depot or Lowe's.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Agility 3 Lite-On Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro Antec Kuhler 620 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Agility 3 Lite-On Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro Antec Kuhler 620 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
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