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The 250 -

So as I may or may not have already stated, I bought a GTS 250 for a physx card. Well it was that or just because I wanted a spare video card... Either way, until its needed elsewhere, I'm gonna use it for physx.

Now before I whack it in my rig along side the 295, I wanted to do a few light mods to it.





The 2 mods I had in mind was to sleeve that fan cable and paint the outer part of the heatsink as it looked terrible.





Obviously before I did anything, I needed to pull it apart. With that done, a coat of paint was in order.





You can see in those 2 pictures just how bad it looked.

Anyway, after I'd roughly covered up where I didn't want paint, I found some metalic silver I thought would be perfect for the job. However I ended up being shocked at just how metalic it was!



I was a bit worried for a second there but it wasn't so bad once the card got put back together. Still, I couldn't help being reminded of twilight and those stupid sparkly vampires...

Anyway, next up was the sleeving.





As you can see, I managed to break off the little clip that holds the fan wires in place. To correct this, I just used a small length of tire wire.

Now I'm really sorry but I forgot to take a picture of the wire before I put the card back together. I did get one afterwards though and you can just see the wire in there.



Also, as I was putting the card back together, I noticed that the PCIe bracket was pretty dirty. What a difference a little car polish can make!





Now finally with it all back in one piece...







I like to think that that little bit of effort made a difference.
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Not going to paint the bracket as well?
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Looks very nice - probably the sort of thing that, for me, would be a project that would take a week and I'd be immensely proud of at the end, before going on OCN and seeing this

The 250 should make a very nice PhysX card though. ;D
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cant wait to see this thing lighted up
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OH OH OH!!! MY OLD CARD!! It looks amazing now never would have thought of anything other then sleeving the cable lovely work. Me an that card spent many hours together on crysis.
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Nice Job!
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slap on a uni gpu block and add it to your water loop
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Not going to paint the bracket as well?
Na. I'm happy with how it looks now. Also if I painted this one, I'd probably feel compelled to paint the 295 bracket aswell and I really don't wanna do that.

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Looks very nice - probably the sort of thing that, for me, would be a project that would take a week and I'd be immensely proud of at the end, before going on OCN and seeing this

The 250 should make a very nice PhysX card though. ;D
I know that feeling haha!

Anyway, at the very least, the 250 can just sit in there looking pretty.

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cant wait to see this thing lighted up
I'm pretty damn sure I don't want lights in this case. That said, I might just have to play around with some white lights when I'm finished.

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OH OH OH!!! MY OLD CARD!! It looks amazing now never would have thought of anything other then sleeving the cable lovely work. Me an that card spent many hours together on crysis.
It still smells like you too.

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Nice Job!
Thanks mate!

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slap on a uni gpu block and add it to your water loop
I thought about it but its really not worth it hey.
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