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Sorry to bump an older thread but that is one very awesome build!! i did something similar a few months ago but nothing as nice as this one!
link to mine
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August 12th, 2010: MacBane gets a few upgrades:

The Radeon 5770's have been claimed for my new scratch case build system so I opted to pick up a pair of nvidia GTX 460's and see how the boards SLI support could be put to use.

I grabbed two 768mb models, both on sale One reference design MSI and a Gigabyte model with a dual fan cooler.

Gigabyte Box


Box contents, yes it actually came with a mini HDMI to HDMI adapter


And a few closeups of the card's custom cooler








And the MSI box....ooooh ahhh!


And both cards side by side:






So I started to get the second pair of PCI-E power cables out of their hiding spot:


I also opted to go all red with my internal lighting, the blue led's are gone
And here it is with 100% more SLI goodness and I swapped the bottom intake fan to a Noctua NFP-12


So I fired it up, set up SLI and got to work benchmarking and running Furmark to see how hot the new cards got... they got really hot. The inside card hit 95° under full load even though it has twin fans, there just isn't much room in there for a SLI or Crossfire system. A single GTX 460 only hits 56° under load in the case, so it has to be an airflow issue. So I will be building a fan bracket to blow between the cards and a "heat sucker" to exhaust the cards through the back of the case in the next few days or so. Expect updates and new pics over the weekend, then I will get some more details on the Black Hydralisk project posted.

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Nice to see this mod again

Careful you don't melt the Apple logo right off the side with those 460s though
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post #304 of 377
Very nice Photograph!

I am glad to see some upgrades towards the MacBane!
    
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post #305 of 377
Yep, still love this mod.
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so epic!
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Thanks guys, some progress today.

I got to doing some serious thermal tests with the SLI setup to find a solution to my toasty video card situation.

First thing to try was swapping the cards out to see if it was just an issue with one card... no dice. Using the MSI as the inside card yielded similar temperatures but more noise as the single fan had to do what two were doing on the Gigabyte.



So I swapped them back to the original setup with the dual fan Gigabyte on the inside and ran Furmark and saw what I was dealing with.

No additional fans at Idle; 39° and 32°:



No additional fans at Load; 88°(and rising) and 69°:



That just sucks.

So I started my quest to build some sort forced air cooling enhancement, so I started with my 40mm San Ace server fan, it moves a crapload of air but is noisy as hell. It worked giving me 78° and 68°, I was on the right path:





So next up I went with three 80mm Antec Tricool fans in both a push and pull config to see what was working better. I also added two more 80mm fans at the card exhaust vents to draw a little more heat away. The 80mm fans on top of the 460's were not moving enough air, I hit 96 and 69 before ending the test both the push and pull trials went into the same temperature range.





So I moved onto 120mm fans, and here's where I think I found a winning combination. The cards are within 5° of each other now running at a much more comfortable 75° and 70°.





So my next step will be to build acrylic housings and shrouds for the fans both inside and outside of the case, I expect the temperatures to get better as I will be able to better direct the air once the acrylic components are made.

I'll be working on that this weekend expect updates soon
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If you've got the space for 120mm fans, then http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6037 should be perfect.
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If you've got the space for 120mm fans, then http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6037 should be perfect.
That's what is on the Venomous-X, I have a bunch of blue ones that may come into service for this little project
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That's what is on the Venomous-X, I have a bunch of blue ones that may come into service for this little project
Haha, sweet.
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