|16th Jun 2012, 13:47||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2009
XFX HD6870 with 'The Mod' (Antec 620)
Hi all, some of you may have seen my H50 + 4890 Mod earlier, (all images clickable, by the way)
In this thread, I'm going to show my process in sticking an Antec Kuhler 620 on my XFX HD6870 DD-Cooling.
It looks like this:
temps weren't too bad, with Idles of about 47C, and topping out during gaming with 67-70C in my room, which is ambient of about 28C.
I decided to use the Kuhler for its low profile pump, and I am waiting on a bracket from Dwood and some copper heatsinks, but I'm impatient so tried the Zip tie method again.
The shroud for the card has a couple of fans, and I noticed it had some good clearance, so went about this mod in a way that would let me mount the shroud as well as the cooler, and use at least one of the stock fan to cool the memory/VRMS. I think the result is pretty good.
So TIM cleaned off (ooh, shiny):
and shroud separated from the heatsink (notice the fans are attached to the shroud, very helpful):
So out come the clippers after removing the fan:
Et Voila, now it fits over the pump:
Now, time to Zip tie the pump:
(had to join 2 together as wasnt long enough):
then attached 4 smaller ties to the large one round the pump:
Slip them in the gpu heatsink mounting holes:
and then slip another tie over the ends, pull it finger tight, then cut off the excess. The finished card:
and mounted in the system (can you tell I like black?):
Temps are OK. As I said, I'm waiting on Dwoods bracket that will drop the temps, but with a single fan in Pull config on the Antec I have an ambient of 28C, idle of 37C and the card tops out at 50C.
So, I'm happy with that, and I think it looks great too.=
|16th Jun 2012, 13:54||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2012
nice mod, just not a fan of the rad mounting, i think the floor would be a better place, but then it peoples views,
now do it on a 680