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Old June 24, 2010, 02:23 PM
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Brought used from the sell section here, not even 1 day in my hands and already playing with it

fun little project

what i did/used
Metal plate trimmed
Plastic cover trimmed
Metal cover glued
Koolance GPu-220


block fitted with plastic cover


i've added an extender on the left fitting, not enought clearance for the tubing


noob mistake, super glue leaked a bit and turn some of the plastic near the metal cover white-ish


doesn't look that bad :D
kept the fan to cool the metal plate a bit, mofsets needs active cooling when overclocked.



First mount was leaking on the metal plate inside the cover, got to be VERY careful, second mount did the trick. (mounting out of PC first is for pussies)

The plastic cover is now really fragile after cutting it and installing/removing it many times, the plastic tab looks a bit tired. I'm in no way implying that this is better or looks better than a full block but I didn't had a full block yet and i like to do work on things like that so why not.

btw i had spare parts from a dead 480, so still rmable. For every modded parts i have a spare
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Old June 24, 2010, 02:48 PM
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Wow seriously that is! that is the solution to cold and silent Nvidia card from serie s4XX ahahah:P Good work and carry on!
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Old June 24, 2010, 04:28 PM
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Well its definately interesting. I would like to know what the temps are, and what the sound is like, since you are still running stock fan etc. Does it ever rev up?
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Temps please!
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Gotta give credit where credit is due, that is really kinda cool.

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very nice. was thinking about something like this, but for cpus :)

if one fails, you got the other going. bad? warranty being gone
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ps: i am sure you can use a black permanent marker on the super glue crazing that is on the black plastic. I am sure it wont be a perfect match but it will be a lot less obvious than the white.
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Old June 24, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Thats some nice custom work you got there. A+
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Old June 24, 2010, 06:52 PM
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first thanks for the kind comments really appreciated

temps: i tried to be as precise i could to reflect real cooling, i don't usually bother much with temps as long as they are reasonable

Ambient was:22oC (Fan into window to not warm up the room)
this gpu runs rather cool, gpu OCed 950/1175@1200mv(as per SS)
cpu is in the loop too and overclocked 4.5ghz @ 1.365v
unigin benchmark with settings as per SS
case was closed, which is rare :)
cooling consist of 2x mcr320 stacked+1x mcr220 with CoolerMaster R4-L2R-20AC-GP
fans(5x)
The koolance GPU-220 makes a fairly good job handling a 480

setup >


Rad fans(also inlet for case) @ 5v


rad fans @ 12v


i'm showing both because i've been asked about noise, since with all fans @ 12v prety much any other noise is overcome i've included my typical setup used which is fans @ 5v i run them @ 12v only when doing heavy task like encoding or overclocking. Stock fan is still in place and working like i said in the first post to cool the metal plate over the mosfets who does gets really hot with passive cooling only. Stock fan does not accelerate since i've edited the profile to not go higher before 95oC.



white-ish plastic doesn't really bother me, i'll most likely end up with a full cover block anyway :D
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good. any chance of fitting some fans under the top rads? perhaps slim scythe's? :)
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