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I had this idea of using my H50 to cool my GPU. But I wanted a good way of cooling the memory and VRM's and such. I then thought of something.

Could I take an old Stock aluminum "Brick" CPU cooler and cut it up to fit the GPU? I could do a few if needed and do the whole thing. I was then thinking of boxing it in and making a "tunnel" with silent 120mm fans? (maybe smaller... depending on size of heatsinks I guess...

On a lappy and lazy. Want to run fins this way:
[ F ] =========== [ F ]
[ A ] =========== [ A ]
[ N ] =========== [ N ]

Boxed and sealed to control airflow.

Would this be a good idea? Or would this be pointless?

Sounded feasible and adequate.... Was gonna give it a shot. Wanted to know if I'd be wasting my time.

Edit> Format auto makes full lines when Submited. I meant to illustrate boxing in the Fan and HS assembly only.
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I tried to do it with some NB heatsinks and it was tricky. I had sore fingers from trying , tiny and finicky.
I personaly don´t think it´s worth the hassle. Easier to pick up some Enzotechs or zalmans and use them like this

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showpost.php?p=6893852&postcount=19

Enzotechs and zalmans

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006519%2050012483%2040000572&IsNodeId=1&SubCategory=572&Manufactory=12483&SpeTabStoreType=1
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I just wanted to know if it was feasible or a decent idea. Just wanted to see what I could do for no extra cost smile.gif
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I don't think you're going to get that much airflow with a normal 120mm fan. They're just not designed for creating static pressure. Go with the stock cooler setup, or get a full coverage block.... unless you're in a real experimenting mood and don't mind the possibility of killing a GPU.
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I don't think you're going to get that much airflow with a normal 120mm fan. They're just not designed for creating static pressure. Go with the stock cooler setup, or get a full coverage block.... unless you're in a real experimenting mood and don't mind the possibility of killing a GPU.

Killing a GPU??? I hear people saying you can do the H50 mod and either go passive if your case has great airflow, or use a fan to blow air. Those brackets sold can have a fan bracket made for that purpose. I figured having large chunks of oversized sinks would make for better cooling while being free and a fun experience... Guess I'd just go and buy a few ramsinks considering it seems like a lot of hassle for next to no gain.
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