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Is changing a GPU heatsink and shroud a thing?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey all - first time poster.


I recently just built my first gaming pc. I got a pretty cheap deal on a OEM blower style gtx 1080. I was wondering if there were companies that sold replacement fan cooling solutions for GPUs? I don’t want to go the water cooling route but didn’t know if there was anything like this.



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Arctic has some gpu coolers. As for water, take a look at ek for example

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I know you can sometime find some separate AIB heatsinks (e.g MSI) on sites like ebay.

I also know that there is also the NZXT G12 bracket you can pair with an AIO in order to cool your GPU. I think that's one of the better options regarding reliability to price ratio




I'd use the x42

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An evga sc cooler would be a good option. 


Isnt unsightly like the artic stuff. 


I’d do a hybrid kit myself but oem cases make that difficult. 

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