Rip shroud off MSI Twin Frozr II 560 Ti and use some 120mm scythes?

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So, i have 2 of these in SLI:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565

Fans are loud even on low, and ridiculously loud at 100%. Am I asking for trouble to take of the two 80mm fans as well as the metal shroud, leaving just the heatsink, and strapping a pair of THESE to each card instead:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185059

I already have one of those scythe 120mms in my case and its wonderful, moves an incredible amount of air and is just the right level of noise. (Just quiet enough to ignore)

Am i asking for trouble by disconnecting and removing the stock fans on the GPUs?

Also, I realize in SLI there may not be sufficient room to cram in fans that are 25mm thick, (its very close, just might make it), if not, can get some half-thickness fans that are only 12mm thick:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185139

trouble is, those 'slim' fans are even louder and move 66% LESS air than the regular 120mm I listed above? Worth it? Y/N/Maybe?
 
The Twin Frozr has some of the best cooling on the market i'm surprised you think they are loud.Of course I've never owned a Twin Frozr but with every high performance cards their is almost some noise level.

I highly doubt you would be able to use 120mm's on a GPU.How would you even "strap them on"?

If your looking for quieter operation then maybe you should get a bigger/better cooler.Arctic Cooling has a nice selection although they don't come cheap.

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/376/accelero-xtreme-plus-ii.html?c=2182


http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga.html
 

jadedmonkey

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Thought I'd let you guys know...
I went ahead and took off shroud and stock 80mm fans on the MSI Twin Frozr II 560Ti and replaced them with 2x 120mm scythes...
idle temp now 29C and highest (100%) load temp is 40C....

bonus: fans are 75% quieter than the stock fans were at 100%.

All it cost was $10 per fan, some arctic silver thermal paste, and some extra long zipties. I'm EXTREMELY pleased with the result. Now all I need is a case with a bottom mount PSU so I can put my second card back in SLI with same fan setup.

Im going to do a little airflow directing here shortly since the 120mm's obviously are not a snug fit on the heatsink with cutouts meant for 80mm fans. Going to try to add some slight 'ductwork' to tighten up airflow... see if can't get those temps down even further... if they can get any lower that is.