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Kamikaze-X
17-06-2012, 03:44 PM
I noticed that a forum about the technicalities of PC gaming is missing a good long thread about what magic smoke producing thingymabobs your PC is full of.

I'll start, nothing particularly fancy, but you may notice my modded graphics card (yes, that is a CPU water cooling kit):

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f214/rickykemp/IMG_20120617_132441.jpg

Specs people care about (who cares what exact model of fan people use?)
Core i5
Z68
SSD
6870
8gigs of ram.

Althea
17-06-2012, 03:50 PM
Imagine a big black metal box covered in dust.

That is my rig.

Mistabashi
17-06-2012, 04:24 PM
How did you mount the cooler to the GPU? I need to silence mine, and was half considering doing something similar, but the method most people seem to use involves zip-ties and I'm not too keen on that idea. There's a guy on one of the US based forums that fabricates brackets though, so I guess I could see if he'd ship to the UK. It's also a bit of an expensive route compared to just sticking an Accelero or something on it, and airflow isn't a problem in my case.

Kamikaze-X
17-06-2012, 04:27 PM
you're spot on. Here's the thread, using Zip ties:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1270701/xfx-hd6870-with-the-mod-antec-620

I'm waiting on delivery of my custom bracket from Dwood on the OC.net forum, but for a mount/fan bracket painted black, he charged $17 including shipping to the UK which is just over a tenner and very reasonable.

Its worth it if you have a spare cooler lying round- I did it with my old 4890 and H50 too, and the temps were great, idling @ 30C.