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Cooling GPU Backplate With EKWB Thermosphere

Poll Results: Thermosphere GPU Backplate Cooler

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 10% of voters (1)
    Good Idea
  • 40% of voters (4)
    Bad Idea
  • 20% of voters (2)
    Cost too much
  • 20% of voters (2)
    Too much time
  • 30% of voters (3)
    It will look tacky
  • 0% of voters (0)
    I have done it with no good results
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post #1 of 32
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Wondering if anyone's attempted this and if you got good results. If you have thought about it and discarded it as a bad Idea please do tell the reasons. I'm about to attempt it, feel free to stop me if you feel it's a waste of time. Thanks.
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I dont think im seeing what your trying to do haha. Are you trying to mount a thermosphere to the backplate by somehow making it fit to the backplate?

I would think the backplate would hinder performance quite a bit. And considering theres a gap between the pcb and the backplate it would make no sense.
    
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I dont think im seeing what your trying to do haha. Are you trying to mount a thermosphere to the backplate by somehow making it fit to the backplate?

I would think the backplate would hinder performance quite a bit. And considering theres a gap between the pcb and the backplate it would make no sense.
I don't know about anyone else but my backplates cook at around 70c when the gpu/memory is getting used for a while. It may be normal for that to be able to cook an egg in a few minutes but I'd like to cool it down so I can OC the memory more. Basically I'm going to mount the thermspheres on top of the backuplates at the end part or maybe near where the sli bridge goes and add the blocks into my loop.
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I don't know about anyone else but my backplates cook at around 70c when the gpu/memory is getting used for a while. It may be normal for that to be able to cook an egg in a few minutes but I'd like to cool it down so I can OC the memory more. Basically I'm going to mount the thermspheres on top of the backuplates at the end part or maybe near where the sli bridge goes and add the blocks into my loop.

I dont think it would work honestly. Theres too much of a gap between the pcb and backplate to be efficient. You might cool it by like 5°C youre better off getting a full waterblock for your gpu that cools the VRMs and Memory.

Sounds like a good idea, though i do believe the aquacomputer does something of that sort but im not sure how well or even how it works haha.

http://shop.aquacomputer.de/product_info.php?language=en&products_id=3150
    
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I dont think it would work honestly. Theres too much of a gap between the pcb and backplate to be efficient. You might cool it by like 5°C youre better off getting a full waterblock for your gpu that cools the VRMs and Memory.

Sounds like a good idea, though i do believe the aquacomputer does something of that sort but im not sure how well or even how it works haha.

http://shop.aquacomputer.de/product_info.php?language=en&products_id=3150
well the full waterblock cools the gpu perfectly, water don't go over 40c in my loop for multiple titan X GPUs. That same full water block can only cool half the Memory. Titan X have memory on the GPU and backplate side. I don't understand why no companies are making something that cools all of them. The aquacomputer Kyrographics is just a heat pipe which would not do what I'm trying to accomplish. I'm trying to cool the backplate down to around the same temp as the GPU block. The thermosphere can cool a GPU really well, I don't see why it couldn't cool the backplate very well unless there is something I'm not seeing.
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well the full waterblock cools the gpu perfectly, water don't go over 40c in my loop for multiple titan X GPUs. That same full water block can only cool half the Memory. Titan X have memory on the GPU and backplate side. I don't understand why no companies are making something that cools all of them. The aquacomputer Kyrographics is just a heat pipe which would not do what I'm trying to accomplish. I'm trying to cool the backplate down to around the same temp as the GPU block. The thermosphere can cool a GPU really well, I don't see why it couldn't cool the backplate very well unless there is something I'm not seeing.

Well if it was direct on the actual vrm/vram it would. Issue is youll be cooling the backplate above the vrm/vram because of the gap. Air is a poor insulator/dissipator. Youd be cooling the backplate but that might not translate to cooling the actual vrm/vram. All it might do is cool the air between the vrm/vram. Now if you added some high w/mk thermal pads it MIGHT just work that way. Although youd have to put thermal paste on the backplate and find a way to mount it with high pressure.
    
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Well if it was direct on the actual vrm/vram it would. Issue is youll be cooling the backplate above the vrm/vram because of the gap. Air is a poor insulator/dissipator. Youd be cooling the backplate but that might not translate to cooling the actual vrm/vram. All it might do is cool the air between the vrm/vram. Now if you added some high w/mk thermal pads it MIGHT just work that way. Although youd have to put thermal paste on the backplate and find a way to mount it with high pressure.
I'm using ekwb backplates and it comes with the correct thermal pad thickness for the vrm/vram I think it will work.
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Worth a shot might work pretty well. Only thing id be worried about would be how to mount the thermosphere without either the screws or bolts not interfering and touching anything else.
    
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Worth a shot might work pretty well. Only thing id be worried about would be how to mount the thermosphere without either the screws or bolts not interfering and touching anything else.
I had a perfect way to mount them but it required a 17mmx50mmx50mm copper or nickel block that I couldn't find. I might test it out loose mode first and if it works good then I'll bolt it right on the backplate. Stay tuned for an update.
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I had a perfect way to mount them but it required a 17mmx50mmx50mm copper or nickel block that I couldn't find. I might test it out loose mode first and if it works good then I'll bolt it right on the backplate. Stay tuned for an update.

Nice good luck, worth a shot. My VRMs dont run hot or i would have tried to make a full backplate waterblock but they run fine so lol.
    
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