CPU Cooler on GPU

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While this isn't a complete Instructable (YET!), it should be of interest to quite a few of you! Stay tuned for the final Instructable soon.

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Really good, i was thinking in this for a long time ago and now i see it possible and looks easy.

Brilliant mind

So how you fix in a computer case? just can put in a homemade case right?

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Yeah, I'm going to fit it into an entirely custom case, with a completely different layout than a conventional chassis. Hopefully it will work well!

So you have stated in the description that we should stay tuned for the final Instructable "soon". Now, it has been well two years, yet I do not see any Instructable for this. Has it been forgotten, or abandoned? I sure do hope the latter would not be the case, because I am absolutely interested in this idea.

So you have stated in the description that we should stay tuned for the final Instructable "soon". Now, it has been well two years, yet I do not see any Instructable for this. Has it been forgotten, or abandoned? I sure do hope the latter would not be the case, because I am absolutely interested in this idea.

It's not ridiculous - it's different. Don't be so harsh about thinking outside the box because you'll never think of anything new.

Again, I want to thank you for this. You have solved a problem for me. Now to just figure out how you cooled the ram and regulators!

If I'm recording audio three feet away from my computer the <5 db noise two 140mm fans is going to create running at probably 4-500 rpm is acceptable. Unfortunately those coolers you linked on average create around 25 db on average which would easily push through the noise floor of whatever I'm tracking. It's not ridiculous, it's practically the only alternative at the moment without sacrificing a gpu in my compy.

It is OTT....I mean who's gonna take all that trouble just to bring the temp and quieten down their rig (apart from your good self!) when all you need is better fans with silver thermal transfer, like I said the paste is going to reduce the temp for a start and that stock fan is nigh on useless compared to the ones I linked to.
Better cards already come with Arctic coolers which are quieter and move more air than what's on bog standard cheap GPUs...

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Who's going to bother? Someone who has a need for silence but still wants massive overclocks.

this dose sound like a neat ideah, but my only card that is good on over clocking is my gtx480, and it already has a excellent copper over sized heat sink with roaring 5000rpm fan so i cant out do that... unless maby i take the heatsink from my dell xps600, its seems to work more better than my fancy cooler master heatsink.

this dose sound like a neat ideah, but my only card that is good on over clocking is my gtx480, and it already has a excellent copper over sized heat sink with roaring 5000rpm fan so i cant out do that... unless maby i take the heatsink from my dell xps600, its seems to work more better than my fancy cooler master heatsink.

the card wasn't designed to handle that much weight if you don't support the cooler it could flex the card and break solder joints or the card itself.

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Actually it's pretty stable. Of course, it wouldn't be a good idea to plug it into the motherboard without supporting it, but there's no chance of it damaging the card otherwise.

I had already re-seated the stock cooler with better-applied thermal paste when I took the readings for it vs with the CPU cooler. The comparison was fair as they used the same paste in each temp comparison.