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I just got some clear acrylic, I'm going to build a shroud hopefully tomorrow, If not on the weekend!
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We'll, I bought a GTX 260, and found the it was getting really hot. I then had an idea of removing the fan shroud and putting on a 80mm fan.

I got to work and found that the 80mm fan fit PERFECTLY on the cooler, Used a few cable ties and it was nice and snug.


Put it all back together, and added some AS5.


*note, I used Furmark stability test to load it.
BEFORE
Idle: 63
Load: 89

AFTER MOD
Idle: 42
Load: 64

This mod is amazing, That's all I can say. I thought it would bring a moderate decrease in temps, but I was so surprised.

The fan I used was a crappy 80mm CoolerMaster fan that's like 25CFM, I'm planning on getting two 50+ CFM 80mm fans and putting them on.

How To:
  1. Power down, shut off and remove video card.
  2. Flip the card on a flat, no conductive surface, with the fan facing down.
  3. Remove the 8 screws from the back of the card, after they are off, remove the heatspreader.
  4. Remove the two silver screws on the PCB, under the memory heatspreader.
  5. Remove 2 black screws on the rear of the card near the DVI ports and the vent.
  6. Remove the heatsink off the card. *Note, The thermal paste may have air bubble in it, which will keep the two sucked together, if this happends, just wiggle the card from left to right, until the suction is lifted.
  7. Flip the heatsink over, and remove 5 silver screws.
  8. Lift the plastic shroud off the heatsink, and repeat 1 to 6 backwards to put the card back together.
  9. Lastly, just find a fan, and attatch it to the heatsink with zip ties, or some other fastener.

I suggest this to all!






I dont know what was wrong with your 260 before your mod but I get the same temps with the stock cooler as you do after your mod.Mine idles at 40c and really never gets over 60c gaming.
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Not sure how sketchy this would be, but just for kicks, would it hurt to power the fans off any of the 12V lines running to the video card?
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I just got some clear acrylic, I'm going to build a shroud hopefully tomorrow, If not on the weekend!
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I just happen to be working on something very similar for my noisy GTX260, here's what I have so far:

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I just did this and stuffed two 80s on there. I was in allen's boat. Furmark was out of the question and my temps just playing wow were tickling 90. Now furmark tops out at 80 and wow barely scratches 65.

Photograph, that looks pretty slick. Is that one going in Macbane?
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I just did this and stuffed two 80s on there. I was in allen's boat. Furmark was out of the question and my temps just playing wow were tickling 90. Now furmark tops out at 80 and wow barely scratches 65.

Photograph, that looks pretty slick. Is that one going in Macbane?
I am afraid not as MacBane has a 9" video card size limit due to it's layout, I was planning on grabbing two much cooler Radeon 5770's and running them in crossfire. The GTX260 is in my workstation, I use it for folding and A/V encoding.
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It didn't happen. I don't know how to work with acrylic enough..
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You could drop your temps more with a BIOS flash tbh.

Going from 1.18v to 1.03v helps a lot.
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