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Payday is tomorrow and this lil' guy would suuuure look sexy on my graphics card I think...!
http://www.microcenter.com/product/391500/KUHLER_H2O_620_Water_Cooling_System

The mod looks more than easy enough to do (ziptie, ziptie, ziptie, done? GG.)
Only thing I'm wondering is where I can mount the radiator. The fan grille/mount on the top of the case is *stupidly* blocked by the RAM modules. Just barely, but enough that you can't fit a fan or anything up there.

Also, looking at the guide it looks like the Kuhler 620 is slightly concave, so I should take some sandpaper and go at it until it's flatter, then go at it with a finer sand paper until it's shiny again. Or is this step kinda unnecessary and makes very little if any difference?

Also, what about the other chips on the card (I believe called VRMs)?
It looks like the card in the tutorial is actually same as mine (well, it's a 560 where as I have 570, but it looks basically identical right down to the cooler).
How are they kept cool with the new cooler?
Edited by imranh101 - 5/30/13 at 1:56pm
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Unfortunately the vrms aren't cooled with the new cooler, that's why I used some aluminium heatsinks on my vrms and ram chips. You could also mount a fan on top of the sinks to draw heat away.

I mounted my rad where the rear 120mm case fan used to be in my 700d.

Yes your right though, all you do it attach the cooler head to the GPU die as in the mod thread guide.
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http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HS-038-AL

This is what I've got on my gtx 570 alongside the H60. So long as you follow the mods guide you should be OK! Don't forget to factor in the consideration that antec won't cover your parts if it leaks as its not supposed to be a GPU cooler, no will zotac cover your RMA if you damage your card wink.gif
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Hrmmm I'm trying to decide between doing this mod or upgrading my CPU from the 975 BE to an A10 5800k and getting a new motherboard one along with, or upgrading to 16GB RAM.
Which would give me a better performance boost in most gaming situations?
The cooling upgrade of course would lead to a little bit more GPU overclocking.
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At 1080p? I would guess a better CPU but you might wanna check if your CPU if bottlenecking your gtx 570?
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Easiest way being....?
Open a few different usage monitors and see which was hit maxing out, or?
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Open MSI afterburner and leave it running whilst you play a taxing game. If your GPU usage stays high its fine, if its bouncing up and down its being bottlenecked.
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Originally Posted by imranh101 View Post

Hrmmm I'm trying to decide between doing this mod or upgrading my CPU from the 975 BE to an A10 5800k and getting a new motherboard one along with, or upgrading to 16GB RAM.
Which would give me a better performance boost in most gaming situations?
The cooling upgrade of course would lead to a little bit more GPU overclocking.
going from a 975BE to an A10-5800K is a step backwards in CPU performance..
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I see now that the A series of AMD CPU's are good for their built in graphics.
So I should buy an FX series processor if I'm looking for higher CPU performace, right?
Out of the 3 following...
FX4130

FX6300

FX8320

At prices of 100, 120, and 150 respectively...
Of course the 8320 is octacore and therefore faster than either of the other two... but will I actually percieve much of a difference in gaming?
I was going to say that the 4130 looked like a great budgeted potion because of the higher clocks but then it is a Zambezi where as both the hexa and octa are Vishera, making me second guess the choice.
Which is best for me?
Sorry this has sort of divulged away from the "my GPU is overheating" topic.
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