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I imagine this is how the Frankenstein monster looked like in the start... :D

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My old litecoin miner still holds that title:



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well my 2.1 speaker amp started overheading and cutting off the subwoofer. soo... I yanked a heatsink from a now useless P3 550 cartridge cpu and one from an ati x1300. the two screws attach directly to a metal plate on the other side of the metal back that also attached to where the mosfets are. so basically the heatsinks are as close to the source of heat as i can get them. seems to be helping so far. I might throw a small fan on there later if it keeps acting up.



I guess i should mention the speaker setup itself is a bit ghetto. Its a 2.1 system for TV or w/e but I have it on my PC instead... even though I'm using a tv as my monitor. newer TVs don't have RCA out as much anymore... however it did have a headphone jack, which I plugged a stereo mini to RCA adapter too, then the RCA cables to the amp. Oh, and the main speakers are a couple from an old "durabrand" 5.1 system. sub is about 25w i think and the speakers are 10w each. not the most powerful, but it gets the job done.
 
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It needs no pic, but I have the remaining subwoofer of an analogue Logitech 5.1 system, with it's volume satelite, plugged into my pc. and then I only use two 3-way wooden speakers from my old HiFi system plugged into the subwoofer. Fantastic sound, tremble and bass both. And anyways (analogue) 5.1 in games is not impressing me anymore...
 
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well my 2.1 speaker amp started overheading and cutting off the subwoofer. soo... I yanked a heatsink from a now useless P3 550 cartridge cpu and one from an ati x1300. the two screws attach directly to a metal plate on the other side of the metal back that also attached to where the mosfets are. so basically the heatsinks are as close to the source of heat as i can get them. seems to be helping so far. I might throw a small fan on there later if it keeps acting up.



I guess i should mention the speaker setup itself is a bit ghetto. Its a 2.1 system for TV or w/e but I have it on my PC instead... even though I'm using a tv as my monitor. newer TVs don't have RCA out as much anymore... however it did have a headphone jack, which I plugged a stereo mini to RCA adapter too, then the RCA cables to the amp. Oh, and the main speakers are a couple from an old "durabrand" 5.1 system. sub is about 25w i think and the speakers are 10w each. not the most powerful, but it gets the job done.
Did you remember to apply your MX-4 (or even better, IC Diamond for SUPER LEET PERFORMANCES AND SUPER LEEEEEEEET public CEO spazzouts)? Next time, you should probably throw a peltier device on there, or even better, an all-custom watercooling system.

I expect you to be releasing instructions for overclocking very soon [stares expectantly]
 

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Did you remember to apply your MX-4 (or even better, IC Diamond for SUPER LEET PERFORMANCES AND SUPER LEEEEEEEET public CEO spazzouts)? Next time, you should probably throw a peltier device on there, or even better, an all-custom watercooling system.
LMAO, nice one. I still have my tube for giggles.
 
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Hi. I don't know if lappinjg is ghetto mod but I have this cooler http://www.hardwarelogic.com/articles.php?id=5200 and the base is little bit damaged on surface. I want to lap it a little so what is the sand paper grit I should use? I will do it under water like i do with cars usually. Thx
 

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Ok people. Behold below:





That is my computer. Any of you have some ideas for how to replace/improve the GPU fan? It's fairly loud and sometimes it makes this grinding noise. I've looked around a bit and low profile GPU coolers seems to be nowhere to find. The immediate solution is to strap a silent 80MM fan to it with zip ties... Don't know if a 92MM fan will fit.
 
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nice, my friend's router got hot too and unfortunately its tp-link like that
and the chip is pretty hot, maybe about 70 degrees before its dead
 

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Ok people. Behold below:





That is my computer. Any of you have some ideas for how to replace/improve the GPU fan? It's fairly loud and sometimes it makes this grinding noise. I've looked around a bit and low profile GPU coolers seems to be nowhere to find. The immediate solution is to strap a silent 80MM fan to it with zip ties... Don't know if a 92MM fan will fit.
An old Zalman VF700 might work...
 

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Frick i think its time for a new build ...
 
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Ok people. Behold below:
That is my computer. Any of you have some ideas for how to replace/improve the GPU fan? It's fairly loud and sometimes it makes this grinding noise. I've looked around a bit and low profile GPU coolers seems to be nowhere to find. The immediate solution is to strap a silent 80MM fan to it with zip ties... Don't know if a 92MM fan will fit.
I humbly offer my suggestion. A zip-tied fan would be less ghetto, but this simply uses airflow already available. Unfortunately, it's warm air off the CPU but warm air is what the little fan is already using to cool the GPU. We're just getting it more directly this way. Added bonus, it's quieter due to one less fan.

Frick_GPU_solution.jpg
 
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An old Zalman VF700 might work...
I have one of those, and no. It has to be a 60mm fan or something.

Frick i think its time for a new build ...
Naaah. The computer I had before this was a Sandy Bridge Xeon and a GTX 550 ti. This does everything I want and more (if it can play Wasteland 2).

I humbly offer my suggestion. A zip-tied fan would be less ghetto, but this simply uses airflow already available. Unfortunately, it's warm air off the CPU but warm air is what the little fan is already using to cool the GPU. We're just getting it more directly this way. Added bonus, it's quieter due to one less fan.

View attachment 58576
Thanks for the effort!

I decided to screw it for now. It's not the temperatures that is the problem, it's the noise and the lowest I can set the fan in Afterburner et al is 60%, and at that speed the card idles at 45 degrees. Now it maxes out at about 70, and it's getting unstable at 85 something (tried running with just the heatsink). I did take a fan from an old stock AMD heatsink, but I need some Y-cables because there's no regular fan connector on the motherboard. I soldered a molex connector to a zalman fan controller but discovered the PSU has no such connectors, only SATA and they are all used.

So screw it. I could mod the BIOS I guess, but ... blergh.

Thank you for looking though!
 
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System Name Desktop|| Virtual Host 0
Processor Intel Core i5 2500-K @ 4.3ghz || 2x Xeon L5630 (total 8 cores, 16 threads)
Motherboard ASUS P8Z68-V || Dell PowerEdge R710 (Intel 5520 chipset)
Cooling Corsair Hydro H100 || Stock hotplug fans and passive heatsinks
Memory 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 || 12x4gb Hynix DDR3 1066 FB-DIMMs
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 760 Gaming Twin Frozr 4GB OC || Don't know, don't care
Storage Hitachi 7K3000 2TB || 6x300gb 15k rpm SAS internal hotswap, 12x3tb Seagate NAS drives in enclosure
Display(s) ViewSonic VA2349S || remote iDRAC KVM console
Case Antec P280 || Dell PowerEdge R710
Audio Device(s) HRT MusicStreamer II+ and Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 || Don't know, don't care
Power Supply SeaSonic X650 Gold || 2x870w hot-swappable
Mouse Logitech G500 || remote iDRAC KVM console
Keyboard Logitech G510 || remote iDRAC KVM console
Software Win7 Ultimate x64 || VMware vSphere 6.0 with vCenter Server 6.0
Benchmark Scores Over 9000 on the scouter
Water cool it with an external radiator.
 
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