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post #21 of 28
go for the RS360 rad and mod the top of the case to accept it.
works wonderfully.
if you need to know how to do it, i can explain it for you.
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Guys, there are no blocks available for those cards, being non-reference.
    
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Originally Posted by urgrandpasdog View Post
Guys, there are no blocks available for those cards, being non-reference.
XSPC Rasa GPU
EK Supreme HF VGA

Core only blocks will still be an excellent cooling upgrade from what he has now.
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@thrasherht could you explain the mod?
i was thinking about running the rasa, and using danger den core only blocks for the gpu's. i have heard that they are low restriction and that they cool well. any thoughts on the danger dens?
As for cooling the rest of the chipset on the video cards what should i do?
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well if you take the heatsink off and see what it is touching as i know some coolers also blow across the VRMs.
 
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@thrasherht could you explain the mod?
i was thinking about running the rasa, and using danger den core only blocks for the gpu's. i have heard that they are low restriction and that they cool well. any thoughts on the danger dens?
As for cooling the rest of the chipset on the video cards what should i do?
there are mounting holes at the top of the case for the 240mm rad, you have to use two of them, one on each side to mount the 360 and then drill two holes up towards the front of the case under the fan controller and usb panel that holds the front of the rad. You also have to relocated the wires going to the fan controller so the rad will be flush with the top of the case.

You can see how i just moved all the fan wires over to the second 200mm fan hole, works great. My temps are only 1c higher with the rad in the case then when it was just sitting on my desk without a case.

another picture for your enjoyment.


EDIT: stay away from danger den when possible. you should go for the block charlie suggested.
Edited by thrasherht - 1/12/11 at 11:00pm
post #27 of 28
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thanks thrasherht. i think i might try that, thanks for the help/ advice. ill look into those ek blocks too.
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post #28 of 28
VGA core-only block (I second the EK), and some ramsinks, they just attach with some thermal adhesive paste or adhesive thermal pad (generally included with ramsinks). I'd also make sure you cool the VRM chips, as mentioned earlier, when you pop the stock cooler off, check and see what the mfg put thermal pads on and then cover those spots with the ramsinks. Remember that you may want to add some airflow over them if you have the space, it will make a dramatic improvement over mem temps, but you should be ok without one if you don't have the space.
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