Custom R9 Nano RGB 120mm fan mod!!! – Guide

1 : Anonymous2021/06/24 07:26 ID: o6vx8f
Custom R9 Nano RGB 120mm fan mod!!! - Guide
2 : Anonymous2021/06/24 07:28 ID: h2v1cmm

doesn't look like the captions show up fully. Why allow 180 characters if you are just gonna cut them off? anyway, I plan to increase case exhaust fan speed as this fan will blow more heat into the case rather than straight out the back of the card.

ID: h2vdct0

You mentioned no thermal improvement when was the last time you swapped paste on the card

ID: h2vx7q4

I would have to recommend this. Did it on my Nano when it was around a year old (admittedly in 2017), and dropped temps 6-8 C. After that my fan mod didn't do anything for temps, but dropped the noise levels.

3 : Anonymous2021/06/24 09:29 ID: h2v8r0r

zipties are fucking unstoppable

ID: h2x1eso

"We'll be invading Russia this winter."

"Oh no!!"

"It's okay, we have zip ties."

"Whew, that was a close one!"

4 : Anonymous2021/06/24 08:59 ID: h2v6yw4

Repaste and repad, that should drop your temps a Ton

ID: h2vbk6n

pretty sure the previous owner did just before I got it but i probably will just in case they did a bad job. pretty sure it takes 1mm pads

5 : Anonymous2021/06/24 07:34 ID: h2v1pyf

Looks good for the symmetry in light up fans.

In regards to performance try adding something on the top and bottom behind the fan, forcing air trough the fins.

You might find the some air will be pushed back instead, but the overhang seems quite small i would definitely give it a go.

Anyways looks good.

ID: h2v2g32

The fins run front to back which is goof for the original cooler bit not ideal for this situation. I doubt a fan above or below would help much for that reason. The massive heat sink is quite obstructive too i'd imagine.

ID: h2v3bnr

I wasn't talking about a fan, simply block the air from taking the easy way around the heatsink, so that you force it trough heatsinks. If fins had run the other way, it would be less of a problem because the air going past it, would actually drage some additional air trough the heatsink.

You can easily try with some card board at first, just for proof of concept, if it actually helps. And then come up with a prettier solution afterwards 🙂

6 : Anonymous2021/06/24 11:12 ID: h2vflwj

Just in time for its last ever driver update. 🙁

I had one and loved its cute look, but it was noisy even with an undervolt.

7 : Anonymous2021/06/24 09:11 ID: h2v7o3o

love that card, I didn't buy at the time because of the amazing high price

degrees before and after?

ID: h2v86yx

Not lying it is literally the same. Maybe it takes a little longer to reach 80 degrees but performance is virtually the same. It throttles at 85. I'll run heaven until it's at heat soak and run the benchmark and compare my before and after

8 : Anonymous2021/06/24 09:31 ID: h2v8v8a

Looks real good!

9 : Anonymous2021/06/24 13:16 ID: h2vr2po

Did the same to my nano, though it was a 92mm noctua.

Similar results, a dramatic improvement to temperatures at a given noise level (from 80 degrees to 70ish at around 40-50% on orignal fan to 100% on the noctua), though with original at higher speeds the difference in temps is smaller... though also got a bit too loud for my liking

10 : Anonymous2021/06/24 18:08 ID: h2wtoba

Does it still stay warm if you run the fan higher?

I'm with some of the other posters in here, in thinking you ought to replace the thermal paste and maybe pads as well.

11 : Anonymous2021/06/24 19:04 ID: h2x16cv

I love stuff like this, this is the kind of content I signed up for! Awesome work, OP, thank you for sharing it with us!

12 : Anonymous2021/06/24 09:50 ID: h2va17e

Hey, you employed the same high tech solution for attaching your fan to the heatsink as I did. Except, as a civilized person, I used a Noctua fan.

ID: h2vgglz

I used 2 Be quiet fans. My rx580 is super quiet now 🙂


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