My "Homemade" SLI cooler

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by garikfox, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. garikfox

    garikfox X-File

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    I refuse to give into the temp bug even if there is one. So I took the problem into my own hands for really cheap and dropped a nice 5c on both GPU's.

    2 x Thermaltake 120mm fans.

    1 x Sticky tape

    1 x plastic base thing I found around the house.


    GPU Temps BEFORE:
    Idle
    GPU-1 - 75c
    GPU-2 - 69c
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    Load
    GPU-1 - 85c
    GPU-2 - 78c


    GPU Temps After:
    Idle
    GPU-1 - 70c
    GPU-2 - 66c
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    Load
    GPU-1 - 79c
    GPU-2 - 74c

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    Walla !!

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  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    They're still 5 degrees apart. Come on. You can find a 12 inch fan somewhere.

    Or, just cut a whole in the cover over the hotter card and run an 80mm fan with speed control. Then you can get them exactly even.

    :)
     
  3. garikfox

    garikfox X-File

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    Top card no matter what MB i use has always been 3-6c apart.
     
  4. Ezergeezer

    Ezergeezer OSNN Addict

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    Jeez ! What games you running to need two 6800 gt's?

    Why not completely take out the mobo from the case and heat your house with it LOL!
     
  5. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    haha the card running the monitor will ALWAYS be 5-10 degrees warmer than the slave.


    BTW .. nice rig you have there Fox ;)
     
  6. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Hey garikfox, Why the hell aren't you runnin an AMD 64 FX55 while you're at it.

    Like trainmaster77. :D
     
  7. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    yaaaaaay gotta admit he has good taste
     
  8. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    should both of those fans be blowing at the cards? seems like you'll just be cramming air into the corner without any real circulation. i don't think the slot cooler is going to be able to do a lot.

    i would cut a hole on the side panel where that 120mm is and mount it to the panel so it blows cool air right on the cards. then i'd either ditch the front 120 (you already have intake fans) or hack a 120mm hole in the back and replace those two 80's with the quieter, more reliable, more powerful 120. :smoker: