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Poll Results: Would you be interested in Purchasing this product

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 49% of voters (60)
    yes?
  • 10% of voters (13)
    no?
  • 27% of voters (34)
    maybe?
  • 24% of voters (30)
    I would pay £13 shipped for the bracket including the shim of your choice
122 Total Votes  
post #1 of 261
Thread Starter 
GPU COOL -THE NEW MOD

This is going to be a new bracket to enable you to install most closed loop coolers to your graphics cards & fans up to 92 mm.
If you are interested in purchasing this when its released please advise in the poll


The idea for this came from dwood and chmod labs and there brackets but there is something missing from both and that's compatability. this mod will allow most coolers to mount to your gpu and allow most cards to be modded. (this excludes the larger pump/blocks like the elsberg) and may also allow you to keep the stock heatplate for the vrms and ram attached with the use of a 20x20mm copper shim which will be supplied in a number of thicknesses.

The new bracket is in the prototype stage, funds have been a little short this month and ive been selling stuff on ebay to raise the funds quicker to get this progressing.
well without further ado here is the designs that have been drawn up:


This is not the final design as when the samples come errors may be found and corrected and measurements changes (which are needed already). This is going to be made using 2mm mild steel but may go to 1.5mm if strength is not affected.

More pictures are to follow when more parts come in especially the samples.
Edited by richie_2010 - 9/26/13 at 7:27am
post #2 of 261
Thread Starter 
Will have the basic design sketch up soon for you to offer your opinions on
post #3 of 261
Thread Starter 
idea.png 7k .png file

Please find a quick sketch-up of the design.

It was taken from peoples idea of mounting using the stock h60 brackets and drilling holes but is universal for both.

The one part allows any block to be mounted to most cards. The second part allows up to a 92mm fan (lower sized fans can be moved up and down to direct to the correct area. The other side to this connects together to the empty space between the two mounting points and again can be moved back and forth to extend the fans reach aswell as placing it at an angle.



I see no one has any comments at the moment but please offer any and all criticism, advise and ideas. all is welcome
post #4 of 261
Don't worry about comments they will come.

I don't know if 5mm will be enough. Are you using a acrylic with some flex to it, maybe lexan?

I guess is the bracket to just fit flat to the card then use the mounting bracket the aio comes with to secure to your bracket? Then maybe 5mm is enough so long as it isn't going to flex or have uneven pressure which could cause cracking.

Ideally have both one with fan and without.

Will this Mount to cards with the heat plate on?
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post #5 of 261
sounds interesting

do you have picture of prototypes with graphics-card and cooler attached?
would help better to visualize the product and also enable us to provide better suggestions/input.

as to your questions:
Quote:
1; would you think that 5mm acrylic will be strong enough? I have no access to metal and metal will make prices higher. the bracket I could do in 5mm acrylic while the fan mount in 3mm.

that is dependent on the overall shape of the bracket and how it attaches to the graphics card
I would suggest prototyping some to see how they fit.
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2; would you like a universal fan mount built into the bracket or as an accessory? the accessory will make it cheaper as the mount will be removable as well as allowing me to make more of them for less cost having it attached where its non removable will mean less for more cost.
this idea will allow the mount of a 92mm to 60mm fan and lower if wanted.

I would opt for 92mm fan mount to be built into it
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3; the use of just one colour for the acrylic instead of different colours for each person will be used so which colour would you like? I was thinking black.

personally I would go with either clear or black
but my advise is to use the cheapest one available... people always have the option of painting the part themselves.
Edited by StressedOutCat - 9/1/13 at 12:11pm
post #6 of 261
Thread Starter 
Its goin be 5mm acrylic. I can source the facility for metal but it will cost more. A small thick peice of acrylic is harder to bend than a longer peice and theres not much force needed to hold the pump on.
The idea doesnt use the existing mounts that come with the pump and doesnt interfere with any pcb heatplates but the pumps may.

Having the fan mount seperate but supplying it makes it easier for everyone but it being seperate is 90% cheaper than intergrated.
post #7 of 261
Thread Starter 
Stressed out cat:
Im in the midst of finalising designs so will be prototyping soon.
Why would you like the mount built in?
post #8 of 261
Quote:
Originally Posted by richie_2010 View Post

Stressed out cat:
Im in the midst of finalising designs so will be prototyping soon.
Why would you like the mount built in?

my main argument for built in fan mount is for cards that do not come with a heatplate (like most AMD gcards)
using glued on heat-sink becomes a more permanent step... user does not have the option to go back to alternative cooling solution
or even back to the original cooling, if he/she chooses to.
and the fact 92mm fans are more readily available and cheaper than gcard heat-sinks.
post #9 of 261
Thread Starter 
Oh I see, I need to edit the post the bracket will be included if I do it seperate. Doing seperate cuts the cost 90% than being together as one part.

Im tryin to source some m2 long bolts
post #10 of 261
again its only a suggestion
If I had the option I would choose the built in fan mount, or buy fan mount separately if the option was available.

looking forward to seeing the finished prototype. thumb.gif
Edited by StressedOutCat - 9/1/13 at 12:42pm
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