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Old March 22, 2010, 06:59 PM
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nice look jdrom17...I like the EK blocks...I also have the Klipsch Pro Media 5.1 setup..."tight" hahaha
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Old March 24, 2010, 05:09 AM
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The ''Borg Cube''.

Still some wire management, and unwrapping (the top!) lol, to do, but it's fully fonctionnal. The 5970 is not a big card! Look how small it is!

2 loops, 3 Triple Rads. Tri-Crossfire: 5970 + 5870 with EK waterblocks. Mountain Mods Extended Ascension.

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Old March 25, 2010, 12:18 PM
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The ''Borg Cube''.

Still some wire management, and unwrapping (the top!) lol, to do, but it's fully fonctionnal. The 5970 is not a big card! Look how small it is!

2 loops, 3 Triple Rads. Tri-Crossfire: 5970 + 5870 with EK waterblocks. Mountain Mods Extended Ascension.
I assume that's a custom case. It's HUGE!
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Old March 25, 2010, 04:29 PM
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It's not a custom case. It's a Mountain Mods Extended Ascension. :)
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do i see an opening for a small elefant to go tru in there? :)

nice piccies people.
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Old April 19, 2010, 07:38 PM
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A pair of 1Gb 5770's with some lightly modded Cooler Master Accelero rads.
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Old April 19, 2010, 09:02 PM
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Do you run those 5770's passive? In Xfire I don't see fans fitting.
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Old April 20, 2010, 12:21 AM
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how did u mod them?? and what are your temps like?
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Old April 20, 2010, 02:55 PM
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Do you run those 5770's passive? In Xfire I don't see fans fitting.
You are right as there is no room fans on either card, I have two 120mm fans built into my case that move a lot of air through them.

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how did u mod them?? and what are your temps like?
I did the following mods on the cards:

I got rid of the plastic junk attached to the cooler to start:



And then lapped the surface of the inside cooler, this is not an easy cooler to lap. I then cut the coolers down by around 1cm in order to fit nicely into MacBane, I took my time with a pair of shears and got some pretty good results. I sanded the cut end of the fins (not shown) to get rid of any sharp edges or potential metal splinters or fragments.





I cut the VRM sinks to size and started putting both cards together.





Something important to point out: If you use the stock spacers that come with the cooler there will be a 1-2mm gap between the cooler's base and the GPU die as seen in the image below.



This will likely give you a bricked card if you try to run it like this, so I made some smaller spacers out of PVC tubing and was good to go (Stock on the left, homemade on the right).



As for temps I have stupidly great results . With an ambient temperature of 21C my Crossfire load temps have gone from 100C down to 51-54C, and the idle temps have gone from 65C to a very friendly 31-33C. And I eliminated two 80mm fans worth of noise and energy usage in this mod, I am damn happy with this setup now
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Old April 20, 2010, 03:08 PM
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Great mod! I've heard about major crossfire heat problems and this look like a good way of fixing it.

any chance of sticking this as a guide in the how to section???
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