I know that heat pipes are hollow, I've heard they have inert gas within them. If I were to trim off the ends with, say a dremel tool, and leave the ends open, would this be OK? Should I try to "pinch" the ends off with pliers, retaining the seal?
Huh, I hadn't though of just bending them. I think this offers the greater chance of success without totally screwing it up. 'course, copper is soft, and it could rack and break if I go too quickly... I'll have to be careful.
I've visited the Wikipedia page for heat pipes and they do require the liquid/vapor to remain in the sealed tubes, as they transfer heat through evaporation/condensation.
Just pull the offending cap off the pcb with a pair of pliers dummy.
Nah for real though. Use same saidbpair of pkiers and slowly bend those heatpipes upwards. Cutting them with only fuck you over.
What cooler/card bruh? I had a Morpheous on my r9 290 that cooled like a dream and didn't have any of that clearance problems.
Nothing special... just went with the cheapest compatible heatsink. The fan on the stock cooler died and it's one of those proprietary design fans that couldn't be easily replaced.
card: AMD HD 6870
So far the bending is going well. Going slow, got 2 done, nothing broken yet!
That cooler isn't bad but youd probably have been better off with an accelero triple 92mm cooler. Not too much more expensive than that one.
Anyhow, best of luck. Remember to go slow to avoid kinks and potential pipe snapping. Make sure to keep all the mounting brackets etc for whenever you decided to yograde from your 6870.
Looks like a tricky spot to bend, you'll probably end up puncturing it and making is a less effective cooler.
An alternative would be to desolder the cap and move it over a little. Just a few cm, wire it back up and hotsnot it in place.
Houston, we have contact!
I would bend them more, but they were starting to kink. I'm OK with a little pressure against the caps, shouldn't make a difference.
Yup, I always keep the "extras" that don't get used. Shove them into a ziploc with a label for what they go to and stuff it in the drawer with all the others. Super handy for those moments that you wish you had "that one damn screw that fits the thing."
Your sata ports face out towards you or are flush at a 90 degree angle? My video card hangs over my sata ports too but they're the latter type I mentioned. If they're the former, seems like your SOL unless you got some slim sata cables lying around.
Not necessarily. The heatpipes/fins ofbmy morpheous were awfully close to my caps on my 290. As long as there is substantial air flow they should be fine. Hopefully.
Yeah, not entirely sure how I'm going to deal with this...
I think I'm going to have to find some very low-profile SATA cables with at least 1 L-shaped connector.
Hell yeah, these look perfect! Just gotta find these in longer than 6" variety.
Bit pricy but might do the trick. Its either this or buying a pcie sata card.
Yeah, looking around, seems like this will be the best option. Not happy about paying $12/cable + shipping, going to cost about as much as the heatsink. Whelp, I guess one pays a premium for non-standard components.
Unfortunately yes. Like my 6 slot morpheous cooler. Goodbye xfire.
>dem sub 55C load temps though.
You know what else gives you really low temps? A water block. And then you get a single slot card, assuming your GPU doesn't do that stupid thing where they put ports on both slots.
There are also 6 90 degreee sata ports under that video card too. They're all in use hence the sata card
Yup. Been there done that. I moved away fron custom water after a 90 degree barb broke on me and laid up my pc for 1.5 weeks while I ordered a new one, and UPS lost it.
>My gtx 670s.
Had these bad boys at 1300mhz at 1.25v. The 2gb vram was the kicker though. Were starting to struggle at 1440p. They never saw above 64C either. First gen Kepler was something else.
>I've visited the Wikipedia page for heat pipes and they do require the liquid/vapor to remain in the sealed tubes, as they transfer heat through evaporation/condensation.
it's called a heat exchanger my man
While the 670s were solid performers, they are getting dated now. Especially above 1080p. The 2 of them were struggling to keep Snuper Elite 3 1440p at a steady 40+fps. Not even maxed out either.
Moved ti a single 290, then dual 290s, now a single 390 (one of the 290s failed, rma). I dont have my morpheous cooler on anymore as the 390 is perfect as is. While I do miss liquid cooling for the novelty, I don't miss the headaches.
Alright, status update:
The 2nd card is longer, but thinner - it was able to *barely* squeeze into slot 1, both cards fans spin freely, but I think I may have fucked up one of the SATA cables through all my cable repositioning.
The longer card doesn't have the outputs I need for my displays, so I am hoping the bottom card can still be the dominant/output card in the x-fire pairing.
Still a bit nervous to see if I broke anything unexpected. Results from power-on soon!
Really? I've never had any real headaches aside from the ones resulting from a review overstating the room available in the top of my case, and ordering a too thick radiator.
As far as the 670s go, I'm feeling the strain. I've had to drop from 5760x1080 to 1920x1080, but they're still mostly handling Fallout 4 maxed out, which is what I really need them to do right now.
I bought it when it was good, used it until it got slow. Friend gave be his 6870, paired I can still run modern games without issue.
Saving up for a complete new system, spec'd for use with Oculus Rift. Also, I'm still waiting for a few other technologies to mature a bit, such as DDR4 and USB 3.1. Currently the selection is a bit limited.
>procrastinating from pressing the power button
Yea the 90 barb broke on myle during a routine breakdown\loop drain. I do missmy old rig at times though
>fx-9370 @ 5.2ghz
>dual 670s at 1300mhz
>turning off the heat for the entire 1st floor of my house and still be warm
I work too much now though. Don't want potential breaks fucking up the small amount of time I do get for the pc. So went back to air. FO4 is optimized like shit on any platform.
I guess the difference then is that I enjoy working on my system. I'm never entirely pissed when something breaks, because it gives me an excuse to play the upgrade game, like when my CPU shit the bed earlier this year.
I know Fallout is optimized like shit, but a bit more power would still be nice.
Bah, it doesn't output video, but at least it's working! At least getting a couple Mini Display Port adapters for the outputs I need for use with the other card should be cheaper than those SATA cables. Huzzah for success!
I used to be the same but then work started piling the hours on. Went from 45 hour work weeks to around 80. Started getting a short fuse when it came to hobbies. Developed a just want it to werk attitude.
>making bank like mad but no time to do anything.
Grats OP. Glad it worked out in your favor.
Double-fuck - the 2nd card is keeping the other monitors active as if there is video input, but there is no picture and they don't appear as active displays. Teach me to have a plain black background...
Yeah, that's what I thought as well. Kinda weird that the monitors connected to the 2nd card were active though instead of idle when there is no input.
Everything turned out better than expected! Currently sitting at 32C idle. Time to run Crysis!
>Can it run Crysis?
It's being a little twat and only rendering on GPU 1... time to mess around with settings 'till it cooperates.
GPU 1 could use one of these coolers... doing pretty well so far.
Getting this weird output in games, but only when x-fire is actually being used. Changing resolutions doesn't fix it. Doesn't show up in screenshots. Picture is otherwise sharp and stable, so it's not a signal issue. I guess the capacitors really are an issue... damnit.
Stock master race coming thru.
are you poor or something OP?