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Frankenstein GPU Cooling - IT'S AWESOME

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I think even a 120mm cooler wouldn't work for most mid-tower chassis, as expansion slots are 20mm wide, and there are only 7 in a mid-tower chassis. So you'd need one that uses a 92mm fan, such as the CoolerMaster TX3.


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1 hour ago, brandishwar said:

I think even a 120mm cooler wouldn't work for most mid-tower chassis, as expansion slots are 20mm wide, and there are only 7 in a mid-tower chassis. So you'd need one that uses a 92mm fan, such as the CoolerMaster TX3.

cant take much trust in a video thats been sponsored

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In order for this modification to be successful in my eyes it needs to accomplish three things:

  1. We need to see an improvement in gaming performance.
  2. I want a reduction in system noise at the same time.
  3. I want the whole experience to be less hassle than water cooling so it's something we can actually recommend.

Claims that the method needs to be less of a hassle than water cooling...proceeds to custom machine a VRM heatsink and talks about using a drill press to do the mod...yeah, totally easier than water cooling🤦‍♂️

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7 minutes ago, imreloadin said:

Claims that the method needs to be less of a hassle than water cooling...proceeds to custom machine a VRM heatsink and talks about using a drill press to do the mod...yeah, totally easier than water cooling🤦‍♂️


while I’m not sure about the drill press, the cheap, easy alternative to the custom heat sink is explained.

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31 minutes ago, Dredgy said:


while I’m not sure about the drill press, the cheap, easy alternative to the custom heat sink is explained.

Everyone has a drill press. It's like a bread machine. You'll find it hiding in a random pantry, but it's there.

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It's impossible to make a solution like this practical due to three main factors:

 

  1. Non-standard mounting for different GPU models
  2. Memory cooling
  3. VRM/MOSFET cooling

Even with standardization in the GPU mounting and AIO compatibility, every card manufacturer would still need to supply a back plate and mid plate for this to work, never mind including a regular cooler AND still honor warranty claims when you disassemble the product.

 

Not gonna happen!!!

 

It's possible a 120mm AIO could provide sufficient cooling, but how big of a case are you going to be hunting for to fit an AIO for the CPU and an AIO for just one GPU? At that point it's far more elegant doing a custom water solution, and with better performance as well.

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couldn't help but think of diy perks during this entire video. also I wished instead of just stating: it's quiet, my mic is right here, I wish they actually measured the noise difference. 

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The obvious downside you fail to mention is that you lose access to a lot of PCI-e slots with this. I'm tempted to try something like this, but with a PCI-e extension cable and maybe a card that has lacking cooling to begin with, like a reference RX-5700.

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I am actually considering to this. My GPU is pretty loud at the moment. Does anyone have a recomendation, what cooler i should get for it?

 

Edit: I just measured that i have about 120mm for the maximum cooler hight so i dont think it will work...

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Honestly why don't GPU manufacturers offer these kind of silent coolers out of the box? My current GTX 1070 is finally silent after putting a Arctic Accelero Xtreme III on it but I would gladly have the option and even pay a few bucks more to sacrifice my slot-space and have a silent GPU setup out of the box.

 

What I'm saying, make GPUs with tower-coolers by default.

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That heatsink won't be enough to cool the VRMs I am sure.

1 hour ago, Skyyblaze said:

Honestly why don't GPU manufacturers offer these kind of silent coolers out of the box? My current GTX 1070 is finally silent after putting a Arctic Accelero Xtreme III on it but I would gladly have the option and even pay a few bucks more to sacrifice my slot-space and have a silent GPU setup out of the box.

 

What I'm saying, make GPUs with tower-coolers by default.

It will have issues fitting in most cases.


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7 hours ago, williamcll said:

It will have issues fitting in most cases.

you could just have this as another option, so people can choose what they want

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On 11/13/2019 at 2:42 PM, williamcll said:

That heatsink won't be enough to cool the VRMs I am sure.

It will have issues fitting in most cases.

 

On 11/13/2019 at 10:38 PM, Devryd said:

you could just have this as another option, so people can choose what they want

 

Exactly that's what I was thinking. Plus I imagine even a smaller sized tower-cooler would have better cooling and noise performance than most standard GPU coolers since the heatsink can still be way bigger.

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I would be able to fit a bigger cooler, if I moved my PSU to the front of my case. Does anyone have a suggestion how i would fit it there?
And where would i get a cover with a extension cord for the back of my case?

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