Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > Case Mods, Worklog & Gallery

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31 (permalink)  
Old April 20, 2010, 04:16 PM
Photograph's Avatar
Top Prospect
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: T.O.
Posts: 193

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamula66 View Post
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???
I actually had something like that in mind, sort of combined with a mini-review of the video cards at the same time
__________________
HWC Folding Rig: Gigabyte H55N-USB3, Intel Core i3 530 @4.6Ghz, GTX 460
Reply With Quote
  #32 (permalink)  
Old April 20, 2010, 05:03 PM
clone63's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bellehole
Posts: 670

My System Specs

Default

Wow. I guess I'll be avoiding a stock cooled 5770.. I get an average of 60C on load with the vapor-x, with a whisper quiet fan as well.
100C is unacceptable in my books.
Reply With Quote
  #33 (permalink)  
Old April 20, 2010, 07:22 PM
Photograph's Avatar
Top Prospect
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: T.O.
Posts: 193

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by clone63 View Post
Wow. I guess I'll be avoiding a stock cooled 5770.. I get an average of 60C on load with the vapor-x, with a whisper quiet fan as well.
100C is unacceptable in my books.
The stock cooling is actually pretty good if you are running a single card as my HTPC runs a single card of the same make and model (Gigabyte 5770 Ultra Durable 1GB) and that card idles at 33-34 and hits 60-63 under load (900Mhz core). The issue with my Crossfire setup is that on my MATX board the inside card is right up against the other limiting the amount of air it can get. I am sure if I had another slot of space between the cards I am sure that the temperatures would be fine.
__________________
HWC Folding Rig: Gigabyte H55N-USB3, Intel Core i3 530 @4.6Ghz, GTX 460
Reply With Quote
  #34 (permalink)  
Old April 21, 2010, 11:03 AM
CoolHandL's Avatar
MVP
F@H
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: VANcouver
Posts: 387

My System Specs

Default

good stuff. im wondering if that mod will make a diffeence on my vapor x cards, my idle temps are already 35-40 and load is 60-70.
just want to get rid of extra noise, 80mm fans arent very good for keeping noise levels down.
Reply With Quote
  #35 (permalink)  
Old April 21, 2010, 11:48 AM
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 161

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CoolHandL View Post
good stuff. im wondering if that mod will make a diffeence on my vapor x cards, my idle temps are already 35-40 and load is 60-70.
just want to get rid of extra noise, 80mm fans arent very good for keeping noise levels down.
I had a 5770 Vapor-X for a bit and never noticed the fan noise at all at load. Are you looking for no noise at all as its very tolerable IMO.
Reply With Quote
  #36 (permalink)  
Old April 21, 2010, 11:56 AM
CoolHandL's Avatar
MVP
F@H
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: VANcouver
Posts: 387

My System Specs

Default

My idea of silent and others are totally different. I work in a noisey computer environment, so when i get home i need silence. so all my gear in my rig is designed to be silent or near there while still being able to perform. I agree the vapor x is probably the quietest actively cooled video card out there. maybe i have a defective fan, it was fine at the start and now at 40% (never goes above this) i can hear it, possibly because i've made everything else in the case silent...
Reply With Quote
  #37 (permalink)  
Old April 23, 2010, 07:24 PM
clone63's Avatar
Allstar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bellehole
Posts: 670

My System Specs

Default

I agree with the fan being audible. Yes, quiet still compared to any other active cooling but I seek silence like you. I'll tell you what: I'll disconnect all my fans except the vapor-x, see if it is audible. Edit to come..
and I see how that crossfire setup would destroy temps btw.

EDIT: Well, silent at my desk, a little audible close-up. Sealed the case and it was mute. Gaming however ramped it enough to hear, which had an unpleasant mechanical sound as far as fans go.
Whoa this is off topic from photos. Sorry, that's the end of me

Last edited by clone63; April 23, 2010 at 08:31 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #38 (permalink)  
Old April 28, 2010, 02:38 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Campbell River B.C
Posts: 148
Default

here's mine

tri fire pictures by steve_hen - Photobucket
Reply With Quote
  #39 (permalink)  
Old June 7, 2010, 02:36 PM
Pankie's Avatar
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 73
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CMetaphor View Post
When they make an aftermarket cooler for a 5970 I'll post then... haha.
Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme is an aftermarket cooler for the 5970.. However I think they're all sold and and for now discontinuing sales. The cooler was warping cards and ruining dvi ports :(

I was also waiting for an aftermarket 5970 cooler. But to say the least, the stock vapor chamber keeps it pretty cool at all times.
Reply With Quote
  #40 (permalink)  
Old June 7, 2010, 04:47 PM
AmuseMe's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lloydminster & Saskatoon
Posts: 1,589
Default

5970 owners looking for aftermarket cooling should start watercooling those suckers
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Arctic Cooling Accelero TWIN TURBO Pro Cooling for GPUs FiXT Press Releases & Tech News 6 November 16, 2009 01:51 PM
CoolIT Systems Announces the OMNI Universal Liquid Cooling for AMD 5800 Series FiXT Press Releases & Tech News 0 October 19, 2009 04:04 PM
ARCTIC Cooling Announces F series High Performance Fans FiXT Press Releases & Tech News 3 September 17, 2009 01:18 PM
New ATI GPU Client for HD3xxx-series and HD2900-series!!! SKYMTL HardwareCanucks F@H Team 39 July 7, 2008 11:37 AM