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Here are the new pics with the new fan I just got, and the fan on top of the mesh. It's a push/pull system. Just waiting on the bracket from Dwood to finish up this project. Think it's time to also get another blue fan on top so it matches thumb.gif

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post #72 of 79
What do you mean NOT a push/pull system?
You're doing push push from both sides...?
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What do you mean NOT a push/pull system?
You're doing push push from both sides...?

Opps.. typo, its a push/pull.
post #74 of 79
Does orienting the radiator have any effect on the results of the temperature displacement?

Is it important to have the radiator upright and the hoses coming in on the bottom?

I've seen pictures with them on the bottom of the radiator or on top of the radiator when placed on the back exhaust fan location of a computer, and on some deck/roof mounts of the case them being horizontal.

Any significance whatsoever?
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Does orienting the radiator have any effect on the results of the temperature displacement?
Is it important to have the radiator upright and the hoses coming in on the bottom?
I've seen pictures with them on the bottom of the radiator or on top of the radiator when placed on the back exhaust fan location of a computer, and on some deck/roof mounts of the case them being horizontal.
Any significance whatsoever?

I would say no significance at all. If the closed loop is functioning correctly then you should be able to position things any way with the same performance in each.
    
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I am still uncertain if I should spend up to $100 on adding a Kuhler 620 + copper heatspreaders + bracket onto my GTX 580 (Gigabyte Windforce) or whether it's just an expensive and frivolous upgrade. I want to do it for the fun of it, but technically I should not be spending more money right now, and my GTX 580 was $275 itself on an open box deal from NewEgg (so that's 1/3rd of the price of the card for extra cooling).

The reason I'm wondering if the mod is worth it is that my card has a massive heatsink already and 3 quiet fans (I don't see them go over 50% speed up to 70C). I replaced the stock TIM on the GPU with Arctic Cooling MX-4, and currently my idle temperatures are 34-35C and load in Secret World beta with everything maxed is 70C (66C in D3 with everything maxed and vertical sync on). There's a mild factory overclock to 795MHz core clock already. Was testing higher clocks yesterday in nVidia control panel, and they did not actually seem to give me any noticeable FPS boost, unless I needed to get to something like 900MHz to notice a difference.

Anyway, here's a photo of my card with its heatsink. Do you think it's worth it for this card to do the mod? Or the temperatures are already fine, so it wouldn't make much of a change? Thanks in advance, this is really bugging me, as I'm trying to save that $100, but I just love playing with computer parts biggrin.gif

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post #77 of 79
So ElevenEleven-

I had the same questions, because I have a Gigabyte 580 3gb.

I bought it originally for low temp (60-65C) and low noise. (But when running the card at full, the fans ran at 70-100% which was noticeably loud.)

I used Dwoods bracket with fan adapter and my temps dropped to 38-42C full load and virtually no noise.
Here is his community profile link http://www.overclock.net/u/146818/dwood


I believe it's worth it, and so much so that I purchased a second 580 and am SLI'ing them with both having 620 Antec Kuhler Mod done.

It does take some work and patience, but the forum here has a vast amount of resources, how to guides, and feedback for questions.
post #78 of 79
Thank you very much - I think I have the modding process down now, just wasn't sure if it's worth it. I haven't seen my card's fans go over 50-ish% yet on automatic setting. They are definitely loud at 60% (some sort of fan problem / resonant turbulence), but the only time they went to 60% was when I manually turned them up to test. Otherwise it stays below 52% or so and 72C in everything I've run (realistic applications, not furmark).
   
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Thank you very much - I think I have the modding process down now, just wasn't sure if it's worth it. I haven't seen my card's fans go over 50-ish% yet on automatic setting. They are definitely loud at 60% (some sort of fan problem / resonant turbulence), but the only time they went to 60% was when I manually turned them up to test. Otherwise it stays below 52% or so and 72C in everything I've run (realistic applications, not furmark).

The temps are worth it alone but in my case it was the fact that my card would literally create a small oven out of the interior of my machine; I mean, that thing gets HOT. The fact that I could exhaust the heat *completely* out the back of my case was one of the main deciding factors for me. Oh yeah, load of 43C in Skyrim is also kind of neato.

:-)

Personally, I'm going to keep my 580GTX for at least two years and so the cooler the better as I'd like it to last (and I'm running a pretty big overclock at 980mhz on the core).

Good luck...

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