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MSI 6850 OC DIY VRM Heatsink possible? 4870 heatsink?

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Ok so I've got an MSI 6850 OC and I'm happy with it. But I'm getting antsy about the naked VRM. The reference cooler has one but the MSI doesnt.

Should I worry? Im not changing voltage (yet) but am OCing to 950MHz core.

No temperature monitoring available (GPUz shows a constant 26C) so no idea how hot they're getting. I'm not having any stability issues so far though.

The only sink I've found available here that looks remotely possible is the Zalman VC-ZRHS70 for the 4870 VRM area. Any chance anyone has the mounting hole spacing for that 'sink/card? I can only find overall dimensions. The MSI does have provision on the PSB for a pin mount cooler...

Cheers!
Edited by Matt86 - 6/8/11 at 4:10am
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Just buy aftermarket cooling for the VRM's.
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Samsung 840 Pro 120GB EK Supremacy (CPU) NF F12's P/P (360 Rad)  NF A14's (420 Rad)  
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XSPC Chrome Compression Fittings EK RES X3 150 Primochill PremoFlex Advanced LRT Clear 1/2 ID EK-FC (R9 290X) 
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No aftermarket without going for a whole new heatsink I believe.

Hence the diy approach.
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WD Blue WD5000AAKX x2 Liteon 24x DVD Win7 Ultimate Samsung p2370 
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