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I know this is supported but I have an extra K520 card that I want to install in a regular server tower. In terms of heat dissipation, which fans could I use to add ventilation for this card? Are only server turbines able to cool these cards or could I get a regular cooling solution for them? PS: no one will be held responsible if I damage the card. Don't worry. Just need some info. I'll take all risks.
I know this is supported but I have an extra K520 card that I want to install in a regular server tower.

In terms of heat dissipation, which fans could I use to add ventilation for this card?

Are only server turbines able to cool these cards or could I get a regular cooling solution for them?

PS: no one will be held responsible if I damage the card. Don't worry. Just need some info. I'll take all risks.

#16
Posted 02/03/2017 03:17 PM   
As you say, this is NOT a supported way of using this specific card. Try the following at your own risk... Your best bet is to look at the consumer gaming rigs that people create. Depending on how much room you have in the tower, liquid cooling is pretty good and there are plenty of options to choose from. Here's a company that I've personally used in my younger gaming days, the kit is very nicely made: http://koolance.com/ Using kit like this you can improve cooling on your CPU, RAM, Chipset, Hard drives, GPUs and even the PSU. You can create whatever kind of cooling system you need to do the job. Maybe a cheaper solution like this could work for you: http://www.corsair.com/en-gb/hydro-series-hg10-n780-gpu-liquid-cooling-bracket If the above is too much and you just want to increase the air flow for the GPU, then alternatively you're looking at something a little less involved like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NVIDIA-Tesla-M2090-cooling-shroud-blower-fan-duct-M2050-M2070-fits-Delta-/152368079530?hash=item2379d862aa:g:seUAAOSw6DtYXho0 And of course there are many different options from many different vendors between those solutions to suit various budgets. Your choice in cooling solution should depend on how hard you intend to push the hardware factoring in overclocking, ambient air temperature etc etc ... Have a look in the GeFore Forums for some inspiration: https://forums.geforce.com/default/board/52/cooling-and-case-modding/ and here: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/ and here: https://www.scan.co.uk/ for various cooling components Note, these are consumer grade products, not enterprise. Regards
As you say, this is NOT a supported way of using this specific card. Try the following at your own risk...

Your best bet is to look at the consumer gaming rigs that people create. Depending on how much room you have in the tower, liquid cooling is pretty good and there are plenty of options to choose from. Here's a company that I've personally used in my younger gaming days, the kit is very nicely made: http://koolance.com/ Using kit like this you can improve cooling on your CPU, RAM, Chipset, Hard drives, GPUs and even the PSU. You can create whatever kind of cooling system you need to do the job. Maybe a cheaper solution like this could work for you: http://www.corsair.com/en-gb/hydro-series-hg10-n780-gpu-liquid-cooling-bracket

If the above is too much and you just want to increase the air flow for the GPU, then alternatively you're looking at something a little less involved like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NVIDIA-Tesla-M2090-cooling-shroud-blower-fan-duct-M2050-M2070-fits-Delta-/152368079530?hash=item2379d862aa:g:seUAAOSw6DtYXho0

And of course there are many different options from many different vendors between those solutions to suit various budgets. Your choice in cooling solution should depend on how hard you intend to push the hardware factoring in overclocking, ambient air temperature etc etc ...

Have a look in the GeFore Forums for some inspiration: https://forums.geforce.com/default/board/52/cooling-and-case-modding/

and here: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/ and here: https://www.scan.co.uk/ for various cooling components

Note, these are consumer grade products, not enterprise.


Regards

#17
Posted 02/03/2017 04:38 PM   
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