OK, EVERYONE who does PC modding needs to see this.

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by SquidTrooper, Jan 22, 2015.

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  1. SquidTrooper

    SquidTrooper Active Member

    So, I am a pretty enthusiastic modder, I'm always looking for big or small mods to make to my PC and peripherals. Sometimes for smexy cosmetics, sometimes for extra power. This one is a little different...

    It's a $5 mod to silence your graphics card. I tried this loved it. I did expect it to change the sound, but it worked better than I ever thought!

    Here is the link:
    http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/109617-diy-5-graphics-card-silence-mod-tutorial/

    I take no credit for this, I'm just here to spread the word.

    Try it and tell me what you think! (This method is undo-able)

    EDIT: By the way, this website did ping up on my antivirus for no reason... But I've been on it tons before, it's a false positive. Just a heads up if it occurs for you.
     
  2. Zoutepoel

    Zoutepoel New Member

    Pretty nice mod, I'm pretty sure it will get rid of your warranty though. What glue can you use for it?
     
  3. SquidTrooper

    SquidTrooper Active Member

    Well, the original used silicone glue, but this one uses double sided foam tape. Pretty neat.

    Yes it technically voids your warranty, but just keep the screws and they will never know :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

    Most modders will be used to voiding warranties though, think carefully, warranties are valuable. If you're uncomfortable with voiding it, DON'T DO IT!
     
  4. Zoutepoel

    Zoutepoel New Member

    Yeah, I haven't modded before and I'm afraid I will damage the components while doing it. I should say that my GPU is quite quiet so I don't feel the need to mod it. However this seems like a very good and safe mod for an older GPU.
     
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  5. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    My DirectCU2 GTX560Ti is like a super car, below 50% RPM it is all quiet and comfortable and above it she sounds like a jet fighter at 1 mile distance and at 90% and above she sounds like a Lexus LFA inside my ears. But the interesting fact is that she is always below 50% RPM because of custom fan speed graph and only when things get really hot I let her go nuts with RPM. This is a great mod for those single fan cards which are very loud almost all the time but rest of us can use custom fan speed graphs to keep things cool and quite. ;)
     
  6. richy877

    richy877 Active Member

    I have a 560ti Too! Woot! It does get noticeably loud when the fan starts to Ramp up when I have the graphics set to high and play games like Crysis. Though its a huge improvement compared to my old 9800gt which is Hot and loud. Literally sounds like a hair dryer and feels like one with all the heat it pushes out. The mod for the 560ti looks like something I would want to try though. Im sure my warranty is already expired hehe.:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
  7. Definitely gonna try this on my old graphic cards and gonna see if it helps:)
     
  8. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    If I leave the driver to use its default fan RPM settings then it gets loud even while putting it in medium load but since I have twin fan I can actually afford to keep the RPM low even under heavy load.
     
  9. Quailstick

    Quailstick Well-Known Member

    I just switched to watercooling and I'm never going back! But this is a pretty interesting idea.
     
  10. DunClownMcClown

    DunClownMcClown Active Member

    I might actually try this, thanks for the idea.
     
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