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Aftermarket air cooler for GPU?

I've been toying with the idea of upgrading components. I've decided to keep what I have, but I would like a quieter build. My gpu is the loudest component in my PC. I've played with fan curves, and while it does quiet it down, there is still a fair amount of noise. Any suggestions? thanks

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The cheapest option would be to see if the current heatsink can support a pair of case fans. Remove the shroud and see if you can strap some 120mm fans on the cooling block.

However, if you want something less ghetto, you can look into things like the Morpheus II, MK-26, or Arctic Cooling units. You would need to research a bit in order to assure compatibility since those coolers are made with reference PCBs in mind.

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The cheapest option would be to see if the current heatsink can support a pair of case fans. Remove the shroud and see if you can strap some 120mm fans on the cooling block.

However, if you want something less ghetto, you can look into things like the Morpheus II, MK-26, or Arctic Cooling units. You would need to research a bit in order to assure compatibility since those coolers are made with reference PCBs in mind.
I have a closed side window, so It doesn't need to be pretty, but I don't want it too ghetto.

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Raijentek Morpheus II and the Arctic Accelero Xtreme III are about your only "modern" options.

Raijentek is more expensive and doesn't come with fans but it looks better (IMO) and generally cools better (depending on the fans you pick).



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Raijentek Morpheus II and the Arctic Accelero Xtreme III are about your only "modern" options.

Raijentek is more expensive and doesn't come with fans but it looks better (IMO) and generally cools better (depending on the fans you pick).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-9k5cRbrPU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_xqBidOjpQ

I like mine, fwiw.
I saw that in my google searches. Seems like its no longer manufactured. That is the exact solution I'd be looking for. How are you controlling your fans on yours?

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just look for a mini PWM/GPU PWM to PWM adapter cable, there's a few. I'm using one that's made by Gelid but any should be fine, then you can just control it like you would the stock fans with Afterburner/Precision X.

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What is your airflow like? One way to potentially reduce noise is better airflow. Do you have a fan blowing air to the GPU? I assume you do, but I know the Meshify C only comes with two mediocre fans. Having better/more fans should allow your GPU to run cooler.

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Quote: Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
just look for a mini PWM/GPU PWM to PWM adapter cable, there's a few. I'm using one that's made by Gelid but any should be fine, then you can just control it like you would the stock fans with Afterburner/Precision X.

That would be perfect. Now to start searching for the cooler. Thanks a bunch

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That would be perfect. Now to start searching for the cooler. Thanks a bunch

@skupples had one he has been trying to sell for a while, dunno if he still has it though.

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What is your airflow like? One way to potentially reduce noise is better airflow. Do you have a fan blowing air to the GPU? I assume you do, but I know the Meshify C only comes with two mediocre fans. Having better/more fans should allow your GPU to run cooler.
I have two Noctua NF-A14 for intakes on the front

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