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Jsunn
01-20-09, 12:39 PM
Hello All,

My problem was that I just got a new GTX285 SSC and I wanted to use my older GTS8800 512 as a PhysX card. The issue was that I had put the HR-03GT cooler along with the HR-11.

In my MM-UFO case and my new Gigabyte mother board, the card would not fit in the bottom PCIe slot, so my options were to put the old stock cooler back on or try and make room by bending the HR-03GT heat pipes.

Well here are the results. I just bent them slowly and checked the condition of the pipes every couple of centimeters. I will not be held responsible if you screw up your cooler!

Here are the pics.

I did mount an air block to divert the hot air from blowing on my GTX285.

Let me know what you think.

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Madpistol
01-20-09, 01:02 PM
Oooooo... be careful. Doesn't those heatpipes contain some sort of liquid enclosed in them? Make sure to monitor those pipes very carefully.

Jsunn
01-20-09, 02:05 PM
I just bent them really slowly, hecking often. I didn't have any issues, I was worried about putting a "kink" in the tubes. I won't ever try to bend them back.

I actually think that they look pretty cool like that. I might try and get them to a full 90deg, we'll see.

-Jason