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Old 17-03-10, 05:49 PM
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GFX Mod that turned out to be a doddle!

So I was thinking the other day how much I hate the noise my graphics card creates (Gainward Golden Sample GTX 260). Previously I had purchased an Arctic Cooling GTX cooler, but it simply wouldn't fit because the end plate has a small lip on it that stop the backplate and thus, the heat sink lining up. Not to be deterred I figured I could simple mod the Golden Sample cover and retro fit the fans from the Arctic Cooling cooler...

Firstly, here is my tower:



Check out those cable hiding in there!:



DUST MAGNET:



Check out that ninja cable tidying... Wait, where?



Boom Town Power house:



Right, let's get down to business. Firstly I had to rummage around for the Arctic Cooling piece, hidden in my "computer" cupboard. After finding this and spending like, ten minutes trying to get the damn thing open, I was presented with this beautiful sight:



Wish I could fit this, check out those TEN heatpipes!:



So, after prizing the top of the Arctic Cooler off, I unscrewed the Gainward cover off:



Cover:



Fairly decent Gainward heatsink:



After cutting some little bits off, I found that the top part of the Arctic Cooling literally would clip onto the Gainward heat sink.



SORTED!

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Old 17-03-10, 07:32 PM
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Nice simple mod, but shame you cant get the actual heatsink on, would help out loads I bet!

Hows it compare now to the standard cooler? Better temps and quieter?
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Old 17-03-10, 08:04 PM
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Yeah so much quieter! Literally silent now and about 2 or 3 degrees cooler too. GPU temp is usually around 40 degress after about half an hour of CoD MW2. PCB is nice and cool too because the fans blow down on the whole thing, and more
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