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well this all started when i bought this card and i was so happy to finally own an up to date piece of hardware and after a while i got annoyed with the fans blasting even at 12%. So i decided to find an aftermarket cooler and found non that i liked or they were too expansive for me so then i did some searching on google and found a pic of what looked like a 4850x2 with 2 80mm case fans on it and thought id give it a shot and im surprised it ACTUALLY WORKS!!!

LOTS of pics, sorry for the quality as i used my phone





 

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Pics arent the greatest quality, but that's a pretty win mod. doesn't even look all that ghetto.

If you're willing to spend some money you can get 2 Zalman VF900s and mount them aswell.
 

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Pics arent the greatest quality, but that's a pretty win mod. doesn't even look all that ghetto.

If you're willing to spend some money you can get 2 Zalman VF900s and mount them aswell.

the whole point of this mod is to save that 80 bucks for say rent? lol

EDIT: tell me what u guys think of it, its very quiet now
 

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the whole point of this mod is to save that 80 bucks for say rent? lol

EDIT: tell me what u guys think of it, its very quiet now


Budget mods that work as predicted or better are the best.

 

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Budget mods that work as predicted or better are the best.



i totally agree thats why i went ahead with it and the best thing about it is i can reverse the process and back to stock if i wanted to rma it or something

EDIT: i forgot to mention it took me about 4-5 hours to complete this mod because i didnt really have the proper tools and i didn't want to snap this card in 2
 

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lol may i ask.. what fans were u using?? i wish this would work with my HD4870x2 =(..
 

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Looks almost stock once it's put back together. Nicely done man, nice idea too.
 

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did you put some decent paste on the coolers whilst you were at it ?

and do you run the fans at minimum or ?
yes i put some mx-2 on em ,u can see it in the pic

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nice job! can you overclock any higher? what are your temps like?
i didnt oc it yet...the temps are better then i expected 10% cooler and yes these are antec tri cool 3 speed fans ,im running 1 at low and the other at med

EDIT: i will refine this thread when im not half asleep but i used 1 Flathead screwdriver 1 mx-2 paste 2 antec tri-cools 2x 2 feet of dmc 3842 string (cotton) and 4.5 hours of work

also please rate this thread if you can
 

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Nice mod, shoudl have done that to mine. But they look great man nice job!
 
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