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EVGA 680i SLI - Aftermarket NB cooler reccomendations?

post #1 of 15
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Hi,

My EVGA 680i SLI board northbridge cooler is extremely loud and whiny.. I am looking for recommendations on aftermarket coolers for it, I prefer to purchase through Newegg.

Thanks,
Joshua
post #2 of 15
The Spirit II does an adequate job.
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post #3 of 15
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Wow that was quick, ok I will take a look at that.

Thanks,
Joshua
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Originally Posted by rottenotto View Post
The Spirit II does an adequate job.
Definately recommend the Spirit II.
I'm using it on a 650i ASUS NB and it is really quiet!
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*Noob Question* Would that require taking off the silver pipe?
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*Noob Question* Would that require taking off the silver pipe?
Yes. I just got done adding some AS5 to my board. I took off the stock pad thermal paste that is basically worthless for the North and South bridge heat pipes. I think if you take off the pipe cooling you will need a after market cooler for the south bridge as well. I see most guys are buying the Spirit II and the EVERCOOL EC-VC-RE (both) One for South & North Bridge. Just make sure you clean the area where old thermal paste was and use AS5.

LINKS:

Spirit II: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835116018
EVERCOOL EC-VC-RE: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835119080
    
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post #7 of 15
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Is there no way to just replace the fan?... I am kind of worried about taking that pipe off.

Thanks.
Joshua
post #8 of 15
the pipe is connected to the NB and SB coolers. if you pull them off, the pipe will go with it.

do you even need that fan in an Antec 900? have you tried to run it without the fan?
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post #9 of 15
I've heard the HR-05 SLI/HR-05 combo works well on the 680i. (One for the northbridge and one for the southbridge)

Take a look at this thread at the EVGA forums which addressed the same question. It may provide you with some answers.
    
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post #10 of 15
so have any of you guys tried running it without the NB fan? does it got hot when it's passively cooled?
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