Good people of silent computing community,
I recently upgraqded my graphics card to Gainward GeForce GTX 460 (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gainward/GeForce_GTX_460_SE/3.html
). After a few days I decided that the card is way too noisy, and (after checking compatibility) I ordered a Deepcool V6000 for it from SilentPC.
All excited I took the stock cooler off, tried to fit the new fancy heat sink - and here a huge disappointment - it doesn't fit. It looks like the GPU is too close to the DVI ports and the heat pipes simply won't fit in there.
I contacted the shop asking them to recommend a replacement cooler and got a response:
it’s very likely that your card doesn’t adhere to the reference designs and as a result none of our coolers will fit. Sorry about that.
Not exactly what I was expecting. So my question is - what cooler can I get to run my GTX 460 SE quietly? Or how can I modify the V6000 to fit? I can return it and spend £10 on postage and get something else. Also, I am looking for something that won't cost me an arm a leg - I am trying to do it without spending a ton of money.
I am not a hardcore gamer, but I would spend a few hours at a time playing Diablo 3 or Starcraft 2. On a stock cooler I ran my card overclocked by about 15%, currently I am running it without overclock and with 120mm Arctic Cooling fan @ 12V instead of stock fan. Quieter than the original setup but too running too hot - 61C when gaming, but getting much hotter on benchmarks.
Any help much appreciated.