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shane - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150007

dalder - it's GTX280 not 280gtx
Yeah, that fan isn't bad.
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I'm thinking I should try this mod. My 280 is OC'ed as high as it will go on stock cooling and pushes 85C at 100% fan speed in furmark. Idles in the mid-high 50s. Ambient here is high, some days it pushes 30C in my room.
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I did the same thing to my 8800GT, but strapped a 120mm fan on it a month or so back. It's a great idea though and really works!
    
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I'm thinking I should try this mod. My 280 is OC'ed as high as it will go on stock cooling and pushes 85C at 100% fan speed in furmark. Idles in the mid-high 50s. Ambient here is high, some days it pushes 30C in my room.

Yeah, That is pretty much what I was getting too.
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how did you guys get the cover off? do i have to take the entire cooler off first?
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A cool idea but for me it won't work cause:

A: My Audigy 2 blocks any attempt to put fans on the heatsinks

B: I'd rather adjust the blower fan speed via Rivatuner
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AWESOME!
this thread helped and gave me a good idea.
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how did you guys get the cover off? do i have to take the entire cooler off first?
Take of the back 8 screws, Lift off the cover, there will be two more screws on the back of the PCB, and another two on the back of the card where the vent/dvi ports are.

After removing all of those, you should be able to take the cooler off the card, be careful because of the fan wire. If it won't pull straight off, just twist it a bit to loosen the thermal paste.

After that, you will see about 5 or 6 silver screws on the cooler, remove them and the shroud should pop off. Save the screws.

Then you just put the card back together.
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would this work with a gtx 285?
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would this work with a gtx 285?
Yep, I believe they all have the same heat sinks.
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