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Project : HYBRID COOLING

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by valdus_heresi, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. valdus_heresi

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    Hi all

    I introduce myself, Valdus, I make a hybrid system for graphics card since... 2014.

    (Sorry for my bad English, I'm french)

    I started hybrid systems on the Gtx 780 in 2014 and for the Gtx 980 in 2015/2016, and now, I'm making a new version. Best and one made professional.

    I use a large numbers of machine (milling machine for example) and 3D software for the design.

    Website:
    http://valdus.free.fr/
    Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/HybridCoolingModding/
    review performance for V2 (Gtx 980):
    http://valdus.free.fr/Bench.html
    http://valdus.free.fr/generic2.html

    Already a few months I started working on this version 3, so I make you a quick summary, date-by-date of what has already been.

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    25-07-2016 : Received a GTX 1080 Strix (gaming version)

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    03-08-2016 : First plans for the Backplate (3ds max 2016).

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    07-08-2016 : 3D renderings (substance painter)

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    28-08-2016 : 3D renderings (complete kit)

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    14-09-2016 :
    waterblock HeatKiller for the Gtx 1080 Vrm

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  2. valdus_heresi

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    17-09-2016:

    Finally the first achievement!
    (a lot of work to be done yet)

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    I was making the piece with aluminium, then she was anodized and engraved :)
     
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  3. orbitalwalsh

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    Good to see proper hybrids. In did mine using alphacool cool blocks/heatsink and backplate under the stock shroud :)
    Always wanted to do a no blower style hybrid so will be watching and cheering!!
     
  4. valdus_heresi

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    Thank you orbitalwalsh ! :D
    I appreciate Alphacoool, especially for their backplate (great performance) :)
     
  5. orbitalwalsh

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    Their backplate are great and work well but are a little to thick. The Pro series will be a lot thinner and connect to the main heat sink

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    Don't think I'll do another hybrid again, 4th card was just a chore
     
  6. valdus_heresi

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    Oups, sorry Orbitalwalsh, I didn't see your message :(
    There is an incompatibility between power 8pin, and backplate, no?

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    (Very nice pictures ;) )

    Last news:

    A large heatsink, really heavy and anodized.

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    She is going to be cut, drill and tapping (not sure of the words in English :o)

    The copper will be positioned between frontplate/Heatsink and GDDR5X.

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  7. valdus_heresi

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  8. orbitalwalsh

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    Looking good!

    Power plug fits right in, alpha have milled away some of the back plate to its fine to plug in and remove. although the back plate is far to thick!
     
  9. Cenedd

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    Cut, drilled and tapped is good.
    Looking good so far. Hope your components are nice and flat. Had to sand a lot off my heatsinks to get them to sit nicely on my SSDs. A lot of work but a good result.
     
  10. valdus_heresi

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    Thank you very much! :D
    I'll make sure everything is perfect.

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    Many thanks to antec. My new sponsor. (and aquatuning who sponsored me since 2014)
    I'll make an adapter to install their AIO on any graphics card.

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  11. valdus_heresi

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    :D
     
  12. valdus_heresi

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  13. Cenedd

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    A nice bit of work that. Very tidy....and not as easy to do that smoothly as you'd think.
     
  14. valdus_heresi

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    thanks Cenedd :p

    Yes... It's not easy. A lot of precision in movement. (Do not create "waves")

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  15. Cenedd

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    Any muppet can use a saw/file/grinder and perhaps get passable results (and I did...which is part of the reasons I'm interested) but getting a result that looks so crisp is far from easy. It's quite a basic design. Rugged, industrial but because of how well executed it is (and the good photos) it's quite beautiful.

    How have you connected the pieces together to make it look seemless? Countersunk screws from underneath?
    And what have you used to give such a smooth matt black finish so quickly? ...or are the edges still bare but cunningly shadowed so we can't see them?! ;)
     
  16. valdus_heresi

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    Tapping M3 on the frontplate
    Tapping M3 on the heatsink.
    Screw M3 ( https://www.shop-apt.co.uk/user/products/large/TS-06-CAP-SCREW.jpg )

    I used a paint (airbrush) to not interfere with heat dissipation.

    Just for you, Packshot photography! :D:D

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    Thanks for the compliments!
     
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  17. valdus_heresi

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  18. Cenedd

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    Copper heat plates. Nice. I figured it would just sit directly on the chips as it was. Probably the better design than trying to account for the height differences by using a whetstone to mill down the aluminium :rolleyes: Very tiring that! :D
     
  19. valdus_heresi

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    Yes! :D


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    polishing micromesh ( http://www.sisweb.com/micromesh/ )
     
  20. Cenedd

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    I was wondering how you'd attached them. I didn't think it would be anything so vulgar as glue! :D

    Ooh, shiny! :D
     


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