Description

I fell down to the GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) abyss again. What started as something innocent and beautiful soon got out of hand after I went to 1440p. Here's my previous build: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/93JV3C

So last black friday I got an Asus MG279Q 144hz 1440p Freesync display although I had a GTX970 it was a great deal and still a 144hz IPS monitor.

A while ago I saw an R9 nano for 399€ (converted to USD and removing Finnish taxes it's about $357!!) so you might understand why it was a tempting deal. Way better 1440p performance than the GTX970 and the ability to use the freesync on my monitor -- h*ll yeah!

Then I decided that while the Cooltek U3 was a very cool case, it was a bit noisy and gathered dust really fast. Got a silverstone TJ08-ew to keep the small form factor.

Then I decided that my seasonic G-550 was too noisy with the nano (still can't figure out why). So I got an almost brand new secondhand EVGA 650W GQ which is semi-passive and very quiet under load.

Other things I've upgraded: -Noctua case fan -3TB WD red -16GB Kingston HyperX fury

The stock fan on the nano wasn't as quiet as I'd have liked and I found a mod that had been done on German tom's hardware to swap the fan. The bequiet silent wings 2 92mm is a perfect fit for the nano and I cut a shroud to control the airflow from the box the nano came in. The fan is now very quiet even at full ~1950 rpm and many degrees cooler than the stock fan at same noise level. I've also undervolted the nano so it stays cooler and 1000mhz most of the time.

Let's hope I can do with this setup for a while longer than my last ones :D

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

tbh they should start putting standard fan mounts (80mm, 100mm, 120mm) on gpus so you could upgrade them or change them out when the bearings go bad

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

They probably want you to buy a New card if the warranty has gone. Although it's usually pretty easy to attach a couple of fans to the original heatsink with zip ties or something

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah they won't cause then they can't make more money from you buying a new gpu!!! Heaven forbid the companies we give extreme amounts of money to actually put us in the forefront of their design logic.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

well THAT is what i call unique, that gpu cooler mod tho, so cool wow

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok, now that is cool, never seen a gpu modded like that before!

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

That is awesome! Where does the fan get its power from? Did you splice on the connector from the original fan and plug it into the card? You should definitely try to tuck the cable in under the shroud :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I found a 4-pin to GPU 4-pin adapter. I thought about tucking the cable but the fan cable is pretty long and it's between the GPU and the mobo anyway so I don't mind

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

awesome looking build and setup

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

nice case, nice mod, nice build. +1 to you sir. Embrace the "GAS" my friend.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Dope...

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I heard the Nano fan is quite loud, nice mod to fix that. If you know where another $350 nano is let me know asap!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I will, although it could be expensive if you don't live here in finland ;)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the GPU mod! +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You need an other fan on the cpu cooler

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

If noctua made a 120mm redux fan for static pressure like the p or f series I would ;)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The cpu is running too hot, that's all i'm saying

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

70 degrees for an overclocked CPU too hot? Not in my opinion. I usually run the fan <1000rpm cause it's cool enough.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It's overclocked? If that's the case, then this temperature is normal. Still, i suggest that you put the "case exhaust fan" as pull fan on the cpu cooler, because it will keep pushing air outside the case. Do it and check the temps again.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It's really not that great of a fan for a heatsink cause it's optimised for airflow and I don't think it would have a big effect anyways. Maybe a couple of degrees at most. The 70 degrees the maximum anyways and usually while gaming it stays between 50 and 60

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I want one

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Just need to go to the store and give the quatloos ;)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 suomi perkele

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Torilla tavataa

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

helvetin halpa nano mistä ostit

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Jimmsillä oli murotarjous

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

On siellä edelleen nano+250GB BX100+Far cry primal 549€ mikä on ihan ok diili: http://www.jimms.fi/fi/Product/Show/118699/r9nano-4g-bundle/asus-amd-r9-nano-4gb-hbm-crucial-250gb-ssd-farcry-tarjousera

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, thanks!