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MSI 1080 Sea Hawk X - Modification

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Posted · Original PosterOP


I do not know whether this is possible or not, but I have a GTX 1080 Sea Hawk X in my system with a aftermarket Corsair ML120 fan on the radiator.
My question then is; does anyone know if it is possible to connect the radiator fan to the GPU somehow? The reason behind this is that right now the radiator fan is connected to the PWM fan hub on the motherboard, which means I can only control the fan with the CPU temperature. I just need to make a very aggressive fan curve, since not every game I play is that CPU intensive, resulting in a good amount of noise, when I do something that makes the CPU hotter.

If I go with a less aggressive curve, the GPU becomes 75-85 degrees, which is too hot for me. I have been searching a little around for this, but not really finding anything I can use, other than GamersNexus tearing it apart to show what is inside. In that video I see the fan on the card itself, and the power for the pump is connected with a splitter to the only connector on the card.


Does anyone know if this is possible? Can I get splitter more to connect to the card, and then a converter so I can connect the fan?

Any help is appreciated.

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if the motherboard allows fan control according to dGPU temperature, use some other fan headers on the board? Other fans can move around and plug into the fan hub.


If you take the card apart though there should be a fan header, use that.

The best thing to do is reading the clock speed that doesnt end in a pair of zeros

CPU: i7-2600K 4745MHz 1.408V (software) --> 1.4?V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.2MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2200MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1


Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync


Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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