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Loud VF900 + Summer afternoon = Frankencooler

post #1 of 10
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Quite some time ago, I inherited a VF900 from Chozart which had a fin from the fan broken off. It was a sorry sight, but it cooled. (And, it made some awful noises when at full speed).



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So, this afternoon, I decided to perform some surgery.
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After some creative snipping:
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But, how to mount it to the heatsink?
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A little handywork...
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And the final product:
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I'm quite pleased with myself - and thus far, the cooler is (silently) working great.
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Any airflow differences?
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Originally Posted by dM@n View Post
Any airflow differences?
I picked an 80mm I had that moved just slightly more air than the stock fan - so far, it's meant roughly a 3c idle drop. I'm letting the liquid nails cure before and load runs.
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Looks great!
    
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post #5 of 10
I did the same thing with a Vf900 and a Panaflo 80mm fan, worked just fine, cooled better and quieter than the stock Zalman.
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Well, all that for nothing... I just ran some load runs with ATI Tool, and at about 85c the liquid nails, well, became a bit more liquid.

Back to the drawing board - but I think I have an idea.
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I just used double sided tape when I did it, though, I also had a case that inverted the motherboard, so the orientation never stressed the adhesive.
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post #8 of 10
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Intel to the rescue! A bit more creative snipping, two zip ties, and some careful attachment, and the fan from the stock Intel cooler is sitting happily under the heatsink. I don't anticipate the zip ties melting.

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post #9 of 10
You should of ran the wire for the stock intel fan between the GFX and mobo .
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
You should of ran the wire for the stock intel fan between the GFX and mobo .
Could have, but my case has no windows so I only care about cable management for airflow purposes. I don't forsee those four 24 gauge wires impacting airflow any.
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