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I am planning to remove the case and fan of a xfx gtx 260...and also planning to place a Antec spot cool to cool GPU
http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?id=ODA=

is this safe? :banghead:
Ya dont decide to cut it unless you want to mod the gtx 260. I modded my GTX 260 and cut a crisp hole on the heat sink side for a 120mm to be strapped on by wireties. I did drop my temps about 5-10c when the fan is on the video card.
 
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XFX has a lifetime warranty and what your saying just might void it(the more you know)
 
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I asked this because the gap between my mobo's pci e slot and pci slot is very small.if i am fixing gtx 260 it will block the below pci slot ...my all pci slots are occupied with cards....is there any way to make a gtx 260 in to a thin card...?
 

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yes, watercooling
 
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^^ is there any other way ??
One way to do it cheaper than water cooling would be to get a standard sized atx motherboard instead of that micro you're using :p
 
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There is a single slot non watercooling GTX260 heatsink but you it won't fit your card because of the position of the memory chips(maybe it can be modded to fit(probably not)), and you would have to find someone who has it from the card and is not using it




maybe you should've bought that instead.
 
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There is a single slot non watercooling GTX260 heatsink but you it won't fit your card because of the position of the memory chips(maybe it can be modded to fit(probably not)), and you would have to find someone who has it from the card and is not using it

http://img.techpowerup.org/091204/Galaxy-Geforce-GTX-260_-Razor-Edition-01.jpg
http://img.techpowerup.org/091204/Galaxy-Geforce-GTX-260_-Razor-Edition-05.jpg

maybe you should've bought that instead.
The only issue is that card isn't sold anywhere, at least in the US.
 
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The cheapest way to do this will simply be to buy a full size mb. They are only about $100 for a new board, plus you can sell your matx board. An aftermarket cooler is going to cost you at least $50 and finding one to fit a single slot will be even harder. Not even sure there is one.

What pci cards are you using. Are they all necessary??
 
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The package includes three types of heatsinks for the memory chips and VRM, all necessary retention mechanisms, including thumb-screws for tool-free installation. A syringe of the Chill Factor TIM is also included. The cooler is compatible with most modern GPUs, including GeForce 7, 8 (excluding G80-based ones), 9 series (single GPU), Radeon HD 3800 series, HD 4800 series, and HD 5800 series. There is no support for GT200-based GeForce GTX 200 series.
There is no support for GT200-based GeForce GTX 200 series.
 
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True. But money doesn't matter to me. Maybe he has only a small case...maybe his cpu cooler will be in the way, either way, it's an option.
 
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True. But money doesn't matter to me. Maybe he has only a small case...maybe his cpu cooler will be in the way, either way, it's an option.
His case fits a full size atx, search it up.
 
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