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H55 onto a GTX1080FE DIY style

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by J03lGQ, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. J03lGQ

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    Hello all, my first post and I thought I would share what I did to my 1080 as it was getting a bit old.

    It started when I decided to get a NZXT G12 and mount a Corsair closed loop onto it as it did get a bit hot during BF:V sessions. This was an easy enough job (apart from being a bloke and not reading the compatibility list on NZXT website and ordering the wrong type of AIO to start).

    After re ordering a correct type of loop I quickly put the G12 onto my GPU with a nice new coating of thermal paste and it worked great. Idles were at 26c and never saw past 55c in game. (Hwinfo used to log load/temp).

    The trouble I had is the G12 on the bare PCB with no back plate or led made me a bit sad if I'm honest.. I get the FE cards are a bit marmite.. but I personally liked the industrial look of the card and the led logo in green was missed.

    This was the results with the G12.!
    http://imgur.com/gallery/K0wyVy1



    So then I had the thought could I mount the H55 into the FE body so I can have my cake and eat it too. The results were quite pleasing to me as I have the afore mentioned cooling and it still looks pleasing to me.
    I did not do a guide as I'm not sure it's a project anyone would want to do but if people are interested I did document most of the work I did with pics and could put a guide together[​IMG]
    The finished card.

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    Installed in my case.

    The process.
    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/OKHaBic

    If I have posted this on the wrong section I am sorry and Mods feel free to move it.

    Regards

    Joel.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2020
  2. Andygully

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    Nice job. i really want to do this to my vega 56.
     
  3. J03lGQ

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    The job was actually really easy. Once it was measured and checked and measured again was only a few cuts to it.

    Some pics of the process to get a Corsair closed loop onto my GTX 1080 and keep the original FE case. https://imgur.com/gallery/OKHaBic

    If you do you're Vega,pics please and add it to this thread
     
  4. johnny sublime

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    If your 1080 is getting old what's my 670
     
  5. PooKer

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    legacy? or just really really really old..... 7xx is really really old, 9xx is really old
     
  6. FlyingScotsman

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    Nice mod mate! :)
     
  7. an0nym0us

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    Impressive mod! So you totally removed the NZXT G12 and installed the Corsair H55 directly to the GPU using original H55 fittings? Did you need any kind of mount or adapter?
     
  8. an0nym0us

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    My 560 Ti gave up on me last year, otherwise I'd have still been using that in one of my PCs!
     
  9. J03lGQ

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    Thanks very much. I basically used a ring mount,I think I used an AMD one. It had to be cut and re drilled to fit.

    This might help

    http://imgur.com/gallery/OKHaBic
     
  10. an0nym0us

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    Wow, that involves way more skill than what I'm capable of!
     
  11. J03lGQ

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    It was really easy if you have a Dremel type tool with a cutting disc. The top plate is aluminium and cuts like butter. If you wanna do it let me know I can fire over a template for you to cut around. And the rest is bits that come with the aio.
     
  12. an0nym0us

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    Thanks a lot for the kind offer. I don't have the same graphics card though. At the moment I'm making do with the antique Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X and also a Ryzen 2400G APU in a separate machine.

    I've been eyeing up the AIO 2080 Ti hybrid cards, but have thus far managed to resist the temptation to buy one. Was also looking at the seemingly poor fit the G12 is for the 2080 Ti FE (due to VRM placement). Then I stumbled upon your mod and had a sit back and admire the handiwork!
     
  13. J03lGQ

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    Thanks for the kind words. Quite rare on the internet to see a positive response

    I have been looking at RTX 2080 a(not Ti)if I can find a FE I will do the same I think except will put a 240mm rad instead. Watch this space...
     
  14. an0nym0us

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    Looking forward to seeing the result!
     
  15. Mr.Q

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    Very resourceful
     
  16. Tattysnuc

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    very nice job.
     
  17. harvey.l12

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    Awesome build mate
     
  18. energizer123

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    Very impressive.
     
  19. J03lGQ

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    Thank you sir.. I'm looking for a new project card but not sure if I should wait for Ampere/Big Navi or get a RTX 2080super and butcher it.
     
  20. koooowweeee

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    I seen someone do this with a gtx 9800+ years ago. He used a swiftech universal block and then hacked the shroud. Wasn't all that neat but it does look better