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My Noctua filled Case - RTX2080TI Raijintek Morpheus Air Mod

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by rIcK, 14 Jun 2019.

  1. rIcK

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    I have been recently fancying an upgrade on the stock cooler on my Zotac RTX2080TI

    I was reading a little which seemed to indicate one of these would fit reasonably well.

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/raijintek-morpheus-ii-core-black-heatpipe-vga-cooler-hs-028-rt.html

    I purchased one plus a couple of Noctua fans, fitted it and all went reasonably smoothly. Dropped from fairly high 70-80c to around 40-50c and basically complete silence.

    Seems a fairly worthwhile mod. Now my computer is completely filled with Noctua fans...

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  2. scubes

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    nice job .
     
  3. Rofflay

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    Been thinking about this today last night my zotac 1080 fan became unbearable and i realized ocuk listed it just as 5yr warranty. So i never registered the gpu and i now know ocuk were wrong it is just two years unless you register within 28days. Heck i think it sat in a box for 30days before i built the damm thing!


    Anyways Linus did one like this but he took off the plastic to reveal his heatsink like mine and yours can have 120mm noctua fans cable tied on. The issue is getting only the plastic off and reselling to someone who will need 2x 4pin fan power headers for the fans. You can get 100-140cmf from two 120mm onto the same heatsink zotac use but with vastly superior fans. But it still leaves me with a sour taste as i realized the mistakes on thier listing cause me to lose three years on my warranty and resale value.


    Gpu sag is also an issue for me with Zotac AMP cards its bad now what it would be like with that thing you put on i do not know. I would seriously think about this by the way warping the PCB is no joke!
     
  4. tyler_jrb

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    Very nice job. I’ve seen it done before with a V64 and even the differences were significant. 120mm fans vs high speed 90-100mm makes a huge difference to noise.

    Absolutely love noctua fans myself. They are serious quality but just the color for me as they wouldn’t fit in the slightest in my build.
     
  5. Meddling-Monk

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    Have done something similar, but couldn't do a GPU mod because of non-standard layout. So it's still rather noisy for anyone with good ears. But love what you've done with your rig. :D
     
  6. drakulton

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    I've done this to a 1070FE card. Same cooler, same fans. the noise and temp difference is well worth it. Also considering swapping the stock Nh-d14 fans for two NF-A12x25 pwm
     
  7. rIcK

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    The weight of the old heat-sync and the new heat-sync is actually pretty similar. The old one was surprisingly decent, it just had 3 inches of thermal paste and obviously pretty naff fans which didn't help.
     
  8. Rofflay

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    How do i get the plastic off then so i can cable tie two 3000rpm Noctua to them? I like the sound of whooshing air so considering i only have one fan and no warranty i need to fix this in an easy way. I am not up for a cooler mod i just need the bare silver heatsink and like linus i can cable tie two 120mm Noctua on there.


    The Zotac AMP plastic though is this just screws on the side? And the backplate remains on right? I would appreciate some help as i never tried this and do not want to mess it up.
     
  9. rIcK

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    This bit is dead easy, there are about 4 tiny screws around the edges of the plastic shroud then a small bit of force and I believe it should pop off. You will have more difficulty removing the fan cables which are wedged under the stock HSF, but it is possible with a smaller tool.

    You will also need a couple of these for your new fans.

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/ek-water-blocks-ek-cable-pwm-fan-adapter-for-gpu-50cm-wc-9d9-ek.html

    Or some much shorter ones likely available elsewhere.
     
  10. sniperone

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    Nice .What model fans did you use on the gpu and front intake may I ask.
     
  11. Apone70

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    Nice mod, @doyll will love this
     
  12. billysielu

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    Surprising it made such a difference, looks like basically the same piece of metal with fans.

    I have a 1080 Strix and it's massively cooler and quieter than anything I've had previously. Strix is defo worth the premium for anyone who doesn't want to macgyver it.
     
  13. Rofflay

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    Cheers i will look for them but from what i can see i do not have screws on the side i do see 8 though in where the circular cut out is for the 100mm ultrawide fans. Maybe they hold both the fans and plastic to the metal heatsink.
     
  14. Danny75

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    You can find anti-sag PCIe GPU brackets for about £10 on the bay etc. I didn't use one on my GPU fan mod although it would look nicer. Instead of attaching the fans (Phanteks MP120 PWM good cheaper alternative to Noctuas) to the GPU heatsink, I attached them to a case PCIe bracket on one end and for the other end I used some wires attached to the case HDD cage and a grommet hole. The fans now support the weight of the card and heatsink.

    Nice job @rIcK

    I built a system with a Gaming Edge mATX and Fractal Meshify C micro as well a few days ago. Didn't like the foam Fractal calls a "dust filter" in the front so got rid of it. :)
     
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  15. Freddie1980

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    That is one chunky monkey!
     
  16. HRL

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    You’ve got to wonder why manufacturers don’t use silent fans in the first place.

    My 2080Ti runs pretty cool compared to some I’ve seen but it certainly doesn’t run silently.
     
  17. bledd

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    LARGE

    My old Coolermaster case has had similar treatment.

    4x 80MM Noctua, 1x 140MM and 2x 120MM fans.

    I made a 5v/12v switch on the front of the case. When I'm not gaming, PC is near silent when all at 5V. When I game, headphones on and all fans at 12V :D
     
  18. Webzta

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    Exactly this, makes no sense to me at all. Nobody wants a loud card..
     
  19. HRL

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    And it’s not as if they’re cheap cards. :(
     
  20. Webzta

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    Yup not cheap to start with, then having to pay a premium to get a quiet model..... it all adds up!