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1 Looks better
2. Easier to get more tension.

In my experience anyway biggrin.gif
Thanks, I will probably stick with the second option then as I prefer it to be tight so that it doesn't come off or rattle and looks doesn't matter as I don't have a window case smile.gif
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Which is the best and secure way to zip tie fans to heatsink?

1. Put a zip tie through the hole and use another zip tie to lock the end. (Using 2 zip ties)

2. Put a zip tie through and thread it through the fins and zip it up like the picture in OP. (Using 1 zip tie)

Could have done it with one, except longer ones are too big to fit the fan screw hole hole. BTW that is Windforce HD 7870 cooler on a R9 285. Total used = 4. The shroud and fans are held in place by zips only. All that just to get another 137 Mhz stable OC out of the GPU, lol
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With the d14 since it has the rubber pads on it vibration isn't so much of a problem, but since its on there already it will be fine.
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Originally Posted by Lither View Post

Which is the best and secure way to zip tie fans to heatsink?

1. Put a zip tie through the hole and use another zip tie to lock the end. (Using 2 zip ties)

2. Put a zip tie through and thread it through the fins and zip it up like the picture in OP. (Using 1 zip tie)

Could have done it with one, except longer ones are too big to fit the fan screw hole hole. BTW that is Windforce HD 7870 cooler on a R9 285. Total used = 4. The shroud and fans are held in place by zips only. All Just that just all to get another 137 Mhz stable OC out of the GPU, lol

FTFY. tongue.gif

Pretty good gain, IMO. I'd do much more for an extra 137MHz.
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Zip tie fans are good, can get really creative with them. I like to use the buckle ends of old zip ties which I save, to make zip tie "screws"
http://www.overclock.net/t/753254/ziptie-screw
    
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