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Well it has Been afew weeks now temps are Still great.

Getting Antec 620 mod results without having to buy the bracket the 620.. and it was almost free.
    
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Need More Bells, Cow Bells. Or, err, pictures. Got any action shots of how you lapped? Or TIM spread? Gonna do it soon myself, or go full WC. Not sure yet. You very well could decide me . +Rep.
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Yeah but 620+LP.... biggrin.gif
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That's cool, I might polish my DC2T. Do you think you could make a video or tutorial of the actual process? That would be really helpful.
I see everyone talking about liquid pro lately, is it really that good? I've been using MX4 for as long as I can remember.

Piece of cake.

Take the cooler off. Remove the standoffs from the heatsink, there will be 4 of them, they're hex and they just unscrew like a regular screw. Get some 1000+ sandpaper, Preferably 2000gritt paper. Get a little water on the BACK of the sandpaper. Then place the sandpaper on a flat piece of GLASS! Use glass because 9/10, a flat piece of glass will be truer than any wood surface. Then place the cooler surface on the 2000gritt sandpaper and move back and forth, making sure the cooler stays perfectly flat. You don't need much pressure. Be careful though! I'll warn you! DirectCUII cooler is a direct heatpipe cooler, and if you sand the cooler too much, you'll destroy the cooler by making holes in the heatpipes. You don't need to sand much on the cooler too. Its quite flat. Basically the only thing you need to remove are the milling grooves on the cooler.
post #15 of 19
How did you polish it? I've been contemplating removing the cooler off of my EVGA 680 and applying some nice artic silver thermal paste, I've read that it helps alot.
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Well it has Been afew weeks now temps are Still great.
Getting Antec 620 mod results without having to buy the bracket the 620.. and it was almost free.

Oh man, that is an awesome mod. tongue.gif

Dropped my idle temps on my 7950 from 42c to 25c, and load temps from 78c to 55c.
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How did you polish it? I've been contemplating removing the cooler off of my EVGA 680 and applying some nice artic silver thermal paste, I've read that it helps alot.

Liquid pro will give much better results

800 Grit > 1500 grit to 2500 grit sand paper

On a piece of glass and keep sand paper wet.
    
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Liquid pro will give much better results
800 Grit > 1500 grit to 2500 grit sand paper
On a piece of glass and keep sand paper wet.


noo keep the sand paper DRY! If you keep the 2500gritt paper dry what it does is it fills up the sandpaper with the tiny copper you're removing from the surface and it creates a smoother piece of sandpaper that will eventually take off a very very very little bit of copper because the sandpaper is filled with the copper you removed. It should get your surface to a near mirror finish if you go this method. If you keep the paper wet it will keep the copper dislodged from the sandpaper and will take off the maximum amount of material but it will leave sanding grooves in it. You want a fine finish so go with dry sand paper!
my 2cents.
post #19 of 19
Humm. wondering now if i can use liquid pro on my accelero xtreme plus II for my 6970. tongue.gif
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