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What kind of temps are you seeing with existing heat sink.

How does the existing heat sink feel to the touch warm or hot.
 


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What kind of temps are you seeing with existing heat sink.

How does the existing heat sink feel to the touch warm or hot
Before we were at 68° C now it hangs out under 40°c
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I saw it get up to 45°c playing GTA 5 Online
 

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Wow that is a big heat sink.
45c ain't bad running games.

I used to under-volt processors to lower the temps when I was overclocking that was many years ago.

I'm sure overclocking nowadays is a lot different then the seat of the pants way I did it back in the old days.
 
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I wouldn't know about over clocking I have an i5 4690k cpu .
I stay away from over clock after the raspberry pi trial and errors.

here's the link to this massive cooler its 120mm lol.
 
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I'm in the process of modifying the cover panel so I can keep it enclosed the rectangle glow thing will sit flush with the panel after I'm done.
 

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I've never had to modify a case cover for a heat sink to fit hope it's not a PITA to modify.
 
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I have marked the area I need to cut and I have a few shop tools to work with it should only take a few minutes. Just finding the time when I'm not at work or its not late at night.
 
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Its bigger than the GPU and that glowing rectangle is the issue so I plan to cut out a hole for it so it sits flush with the case door
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That's a bummer.

Looks to be more than I'd want to attempt.

I've seen a lot of case fit issues with big old heat sinks being used in oem cases.
 
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Looks good how did you cut the opening.
I used a 3 inch cutting wheel and some vacuum hose I had laying around. Just put the hose in my vice and and ran a razor through it to make the boarder.
 
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Update on the PC Modding got M.2 NVME + M.2 sata ssd PCIe x4 adapter. Boot on the M.2 ssd because the hardware had issues with the NVME so its used as a storage drive witch works out great.
 
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Same system same day even got rid of all the bloatware i could on windows before testing.

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