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2010/10/02 19:26:32 (permalink)
Ok, so i recently vmodded an old x600xt of mine, and the heatsink on it is crap, so i decided to create a DIY one for it. This can be applied to any gpu i guess, but i'm not sure how much heat it could take (x600xt is obviously not very powerful).
 
What i used:
old Intel s775 hs with fan removed:
 

 
4 washers, 2 3" 4-40 threaded rods, 4 nuts with lock washers, and a cutting board:
 

 
How to do it:
1. Take the intel heatsink, and mark on it where the mounting holes on the gpu come through. Then, bend away those fins so the rods can come through.
 

 
2. Cut out a chunk of the cutting board, and mark where the mounting holes should be drilled. Proceed to drilling, and check if they line up.
 

 
3. Put a nut and lock washer, and washer on one side of each rod. Then put the rod through the cutting board holes.
 

 

 
4. Put the backplate on the gpu.
 

 
5. Flip over the gpu, put tim on it (i hadn't in these pics), and mount the intel heatsink on the gpu, lining up the rods with the bent away fins.
 

 

 
6. Put the other washers, then lock washer and nuts, on the rods, and tighten down. Make sure to alternate to get even pressure and not chip the gpu core.
 

 
7. Now make sure there is good contact, put a fan somewhere, and you now have a DIY ghetto gpu cooler!
 

 

 
 
P.S. I just realized, on my card the heatsink goes below the gold fingers of the gpu that go in the slot. In that case, just bend or cut off the fins in the way.
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    ssj92
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    Re:DIY ghetto gpu cooler 2010/10/02 23:46:54 (permalink)
    That is real nice! I might do something like this on my old 6200. 

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    Re:DIY ghetto gpu cooler 2010/10/03 18:31:37 (permalink)
    that is ghetto fabulous!  I approve! 
    heh
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    Re:DIY ghetto gpu cooler 2010/10/04 07:54:39 (permalink)
    xxrabid93
     
    P.S. I just realized, on my card the heatsink goes below the gold fingers of the gpu that go in the slot. In that case, just bend or cut off the fins in the way.

    no need
      just press on center of copper slug and support the outer alu to push copper out of fins
    using a arbour/hydraulic press
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    Re:DIY ghetto gpu cooler 2010/10/04 21:29:34 (permalink)
    Woohoo! Nateman approved!
     
    I actually also have something in store for the gpu ram too, if it works out. It uses another intel cpu cooler, a hack saw, and a ton of sanding, lol.
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    Re:DIY ghetto gpu cooler 2010/10/05 03:00:50 (permalink)
    i have one similer for my 8400gs, but i use an AMD cpu cooler lol CABLETIES FTW!!!
     
    the amd coolers have a HUGE flat bottem so i just drilled out the holes  in the bottem and mounted it with the original screws

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    Re:DIY ghetto gpu cooler 2010/10/05 03:32:08 (permalink)
    xxrabid93

    Woohoo! Nateman approved!

    I actually also have something in store for the gpu ram too, if it works out. It uses another intel cpu cooler, a hack saw, and a ton of sanding, lol.


    the more ghetto the better!  that means the costs are low, and the functionality is 100%.  I could care less about aesthetics (most of the time), I am all about functionality.  
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