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Prolimatech PRO-MK-26

normally i'd agree with you, unfortunately that unit doesn't work with a vertically mounted GPU like in a FT02 frown.gif personally i'm actually considering something along the lines of a thermalright macho120 due to the asymmetric heatpipe orientation. finding a mounting kit strong enough for that much leverage is going to be a challenge tho biggrin.gif
Maybe make back and cooler mounting plates that mount around edges of GPU board. thinking.gif With a support under outer edges of fins.. maybe pieces of wood or plastic dowel with slots cut to match fins and slide onto fins.. length would need to be accurate. or a dummy PCI card in PCI slot holding it in place to cooler.. possibly fitting over heatpipes on top of cooler??

Lexan polycarbonate sheet 2-3mm thick.. same thickness of PCI card would be good because it can be bent 90 degrees in a sheet metal brake.. so could be made to fit into motherboard PCI slot and between fins to pipes or over top of cooler with holes to go over pipes.
Edited by doyll - 7/19/13 at 2:30am
post #12 of 15
Finally a thread about this! I have been thinking about this too, it would make GPU's so quiet. I wish companies would design motherboards for it with pci slot in the right angle and suport brackets for card and cooler. This is possible in large cases no doubt, but I won't do it as long there isn't a clean setup ready available.

Companies won't do it though as everything moves towards smaller. I am all for smaller as long as it doesn't mean louder. But for smaller and more quiet or equally quiet we need high end GPU's with peak power consumption of 100 watt. When will this happen? 20nm parts will set a step in the right direction I think.

I remember seeing a 680 with an insane dual heatsink from a chinese company, passive. But I don't think they released it.
post #13 of 15
do keep in mind even giant tower heatsinks like a phantek is still only rated for somewhere around 160 to 180 watts. a far cry from the 250w GPU like a GTX 780. it WILL significantly reduce the noise signature to almost silent, however you wont be able to do any kind of push/pull setup due to weight limitations. (unless you are implementing some exotic zip tie solution tongue.gif)
post #14 of 15
I have to wonder about the rating system. MK-26 has same or less pipe length and not as much fin area as Macho 120.


Wish I had a power hungry GPU and Macho 120 to play with. biggrin.gif
Have a Macho HR-02 but think it's too big to fit.. and don't have a GPU to test on anyway. frown.gif
With GPU I could try AXP-100 but that would be blowing/sucking air toward/away from GPU face, not front to back. biggrin.gif
post #15 of 15
There is no real "rating system"
The MK-26 is essentially a cut off Prolimatech Genesis and it's rated at 320W, and its the most capable GPU cooler ever btw....

Therefore a Phanteks 14PE would be the best heatpipe VGA cooler by a good margin.

It definately would make for a fun mod, but if you are going to put all that work into it you might as well just go water and get way better cooling.biggrin.gif
(plus you need to think about VRM cooling too)
Edited by Elohim - 7/19/13 at 12:40pm
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