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Modding Mini GPU mod

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Goatee, 2 May 2019.

  1. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    I saw a really interesting post over on SFF and it game me some inspiration for a build that's been hanging around for a while. I dropped this on as a reply but thought I would post here if anyone was interested.

    The base I used:

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    plus a 12mm thick heatsinkoff ebay


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    With a bit of trimming and a couple added holes, this gives a 1.5 slot (~30mm) thick, extra short card (15cm) that's almost silent. At the moment I am getting 65c stable after an hour of Furmark, 25c while browsing. Ambient is 20c.

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  2. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Very nice. What overall build is this going in? I guess it boosted higher as well.
     
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  3. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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  4. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    very interesting idea :thumb:...I'm actually looking for a low profile air-cooling rad/fan for a little build and prices are just insane:wallbash:...if that works for your GPU it could certainly cool a little Pentium G645...:geek:
     
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  5. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I'm quite pleased actually. I ordered a longer but shorter 10mm heatsink from China. Will try expanding it out and fitting some smaller fans when that arrives.
     
  6. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    Here is a mini-update.

    I mounted the case to my computer cabinet. Its not painted (the cabinet) and the build isn't finished yet but I'm really pleased with how it looks so far.

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  7. Brett89

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    Love rack-mount builds. I love that you're taking a 1U chassis and doing something else!
     
  8. TechnoMod87

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    I hate the color of the fans noctua :miffed: but performarce are fantastic !
     
  9. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I thought they sold black ones now
     
  10. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    They do, but AFAIK they are 'Industrial' spec, not just black variants of the (in)famous Coffee 'n' Cream ones.
    Similarly, the 2 tone grey 'Redux' range are not the same as the main ones, they are the previous generation of fans in a new colour scheme, and don't have the accessories supplied with them
    like the speed drop resistor leads and rubber mount pins.
     
  11. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    Yep, the baby puke and post curry brown are still in my opinion the best. I have kind of grown attached to them now.
     
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  12. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I wasn't aware of those tweaks. Does anyone have experience with the EK fans? They seem to be getting quite a bit of praise online but I've not personally worked with them.
     
  13. bawjaws

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    Aye, the main point of the Redux range is that they're cheaper because they don't come with all of the bells and whistles, so no low-noise adaptors, anti-vibration mounts or fan extension leads. Just the fan in the box, basically. And in terms of performance they're not quite the same as the latest and greatest standard Noctua efforts (although still very decent indeed).

    Personally, I don't mind the classic Noctua colour scheme, and I can't see them inside my case anyway :D Actually, that's a lie, I can just make out the side-panel fan on my M1, but only the "cream" part and not the "coffee" bit :D
     
  14. nOracle

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    There's the Chromax range too, in black with swapable coloured anti vibration pads
     
  15. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I guess these also aren't the top end ones.
     
  16. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Ahem,#CoffeeNCreamMasterrace surely...

    They do take a lot of beating and the new ones with Sterrox® liquid-crystal polymer blades are really excellent, I hear.

    Low-noise adaptors, that's what I was trying to say....

    Ditto on the not seeing them, (but they ARE there), I am still going to change the 92 and 120 ones in my M1 to Redux, because Grey
     
  17. nOracle

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    Don't have time to compare the specs right not, but the blurb says "It ranges from chromax editions of the signature NF-A15, NF-A14, NF-F12 and NF-S12A", which i think ar the standard brown versions.
     
  18. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    The Chromax fans are the same as the brown versions but don't offer such a wide selection. In 120mm size they only offer high airflow and static pressure versions. I have a couple and they are awesome, if a tad pricey. They don't come with ULNA or extension cables etc but do come with the different coloured rubber pads.

    Source: https://noctua.at/en/products/fan/buying-guide
     
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  19. TechnoMod87

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    yes but unfortunately not in all models
     
  20. hayate89

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    mmmm i dont read the temp
     

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