Rosa, I absolutely will! I can't promise that it'll happen within the next month, because money's tight right now thanks to the holidays, but I do have the cooler, if anybody feels like sending me a GTX 1070 to test with.Please let me know how that goes, I'm out of the country for the next month or so and was thinking about doing that after you said it. I'm very interested in some tests/results.
Hoping the 1080 FE Vapor Chamber is legit or not. (I say this because the ID-Cooling LGA1155 vapor chamber CPU cooler was a tiny bit better than stock cooler).
Still haven't really found anything about someone else doings said GPU cooler swap.
I have to say, I'm incredibly optimistic about it. Replacing a struggling cooler with one that sufficiently handles a card with almost twice the TDP seems like there's no possible way for it to be ineffective.
EDIT: I just got a request to post a link to some of the GTX 1080 coolers on ebay, so here goes:
In case that didn't work for you guys, literally all I did was go to ebay.com, search for "gtx 1080 cooler", and sort by Price+Shipping: lowest first.
There are currently three coolers in the $40-60 range, two of which have Buy it Now options. They seem to be fairly frequently posted on Ebay, because all three posts are different than what I chose from ~two weeks ago. Good hunting!
Ouch, I'm sorry to hear that. Before I went to college, I upgraded with a Caselabs ITX case and watercooling. I then realized I needed something more portable and built into a RVZ01 a few years later, but... Just a few months ago I sold my old watercooling parts to a friend whose pump failed. Still haven't seen any money out of it. The watercooling market seems slower and emptier than I've ever seen it before.I did it, couldn't go to bed knowing it might sell out by the time I woke up. It's a lot of money for 2 PC cases in just half a year, but it'll be worth it (or so I keep telling myself. I spent £200 on my last PC case too, a Corsair Obsidian 800D, that I modded to hold 2 big radiators for watercooling - and now I can't find anybody who wants to buy any of my old WC parts/case that I spent £600 on )