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My "Homemade" SLI cooler

#1
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 !!



 
#2
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.

:)
 
#4
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!
 

trainmaster77

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#5
LeeJend said:
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.

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


BTW .. nice rig you have there Fox ;)
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#8
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:
 

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