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Need a cooler for my gtx 260

post #1 of 9
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I want a cooler that will let me have it silent 24/7 (right now I have the fan set to 30% at 60C, 100% and 80C with a straight curve

http://dl.maximumpc.com/galleries/pennywise09/EVGA_GeForce_GTX_260_full.jpg

What are my options?

I don't want to do the 80mm mod because it looks too ghetto
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post #2 of 9
really not many for that old card I have looked for you but the lowest it goes down to is 460 sorry bud you might be
SOL ;'[

-ROG
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post #4 of 9
Water cooling. I have seen some 280/285 and 295 blocks @ Micro Center for $13-22 a pop.
   
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post #5 of 9
Nothing gets quieter than an Prolimatech MK-26 with some nice fans. Definitely inaudible to my picky ears. Still very quiet during gaming and temps are fantastic. Not SLI friendly though...
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post #6 of 9
I got a used thermalright cooler capable of putting a quiet 120mm fan on it for the 260 you can have it for 20$

Link to the cooler in questions I have the cooler and the ram heat sinks used
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82481

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post #7 of 9
im actually in the process of moding my gtx 260 too. so far i've just taken the casing apart, was kinda hard cause it's not obvious how it comes apart. im gona do the AKA the mod where i use an AIO cpu water cooler for the gpu die and copper heatsinks for the mosfet and ram. i was hoping to use the casing and fan or maybe some elements of the heatsink but from the looks of it i wont be able to because the heatsink for the different components are all together and cant be taken apart unless i de-weld it somehow...which i doubt. when i have all my parts im gona do a writeup.
post #8 of 9
I believe the arctic cooling accelero gtx works on that card. I have one on a 280 and it is ultra quiet and never gets over 55c.
available on ebay now

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Arctic-Cooling-Accelero-Xtreme-GTX-Pro-VGA-Cooler-/250782629797?pt=US_Video_Card_GPU_Cooling&hash=item3a63cf3fa5
post #9 of 9
so i did the "mod" and my temps are soarsing past 89 till the video just cuts out. i must not have seated the AIO cooler right or something, maybe replace the TIM.. might have to take off the IHS too. sucks frown.gif
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