You'd think I work for the guy, but I can't get over how great my GPU cooler bracket from Dwood has been. They can be seen *HERE*
. I happened to have a buddy with an Antec 620 lying around I came up on cheap, so just adding this bracket was amazing. My case is now near silent - and my load temps on my 680 are ridiculously low. I realize going full custom water would end up with better results, but at this point I am just not ready to take the plunge(pun intended).
My idles temps range from 24-28C. Highest load temps in BF3 are 49-50C, and Furmark/Heaven don't really push it much over 40-42C. This is with a single small 120mm rad and one meh fan on pull.
See my pics for reference, and take a look at the threads if you (or someone you know) has a closed loop cooler sitting around gathering dust, or you don't mind paying a little to get that 680 under water and quiet down your case! (Still cheaper than picking up a block, rad, pump, etc.)Edited by nerdybeat - 5/11/12 at 11:44am