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Have you ever heard of a gpu waterblock with heatsinks at the top? Let's say you replace the stock heatsink from any said gpu card and replace it with roughly the same size waterblock/heatsink and drill holes to the side to where you can run tubes through. I know the biggest reason for watercooling is having a silent pc, but there are others that prefer performance/cooling over complete silence. I guess for all you thermophysics dweebs, would this make much difference to the overall cooling of the gpu? Wouldn't it work just like a radiator, helping dissapate the heat of the liquid? Has this been done?
post #2 of 7
You can't just drill holes in a GPU heat sink and make it into a water block.

How about using a CPU water block attached to a CPU cooler on a loop
instead of a radiator and fans? You'd probably need 2 - 3 of these
due to the inefficiency of heat transfers.
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You mean like the Accelero Hybrid?
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You mean like the Accelero Hybrid?

Well whadayaknow... I GUESS ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

Not a fan of closed loops, and I think it's pretty fugly.
Edited by Arock5504 - 9/24/12 at 11:09am
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I bet you could rig something up with a universal gpu block and a make a fan mount that uses the gpu card's original cooler mount holes.
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post #6 of 7
What about something like the Swiftech unisinks? You can have an universal waterblock and an 80mm fan installed if I recall well.
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What I was envisioning was if you used the same design as the factory heatsink, except the bottom half be a water maze. You would basically have the gpu card with the fan and everything look factory except the fact that you have water ports on the side. Ohh the things I would do if I had a CNC machine.biggrin.gif

PNY did this... except again... closed loops thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

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