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It's fun getting parts in the mail. Mine are slowly trickling in also. Looking forward to seeing your build progress. Your EK nickel plated blocks, are they the newer ones without the plating problems?
Nope. My parts have problems too, but only minor and cosmetic so far
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Only put one on for experiment, use the more imperfect block and backplate
It's my first time taking apart a GPU (*gasp*) so I'll put a few pics

That's a LOT of TIM



After some core cleaning (no pun intended)



Random Pictures







I am not good with thermal pads, nope.



Block is on!



The black screws kinda ruined it for me, but at least they don't look out of place. The backplate doesn't look reflective at all in this picture for some reason.



Few more shots







Well that took me about an hour... I hated putting the standoffs on, it's not like the TIM they tell me to put on will keep it in place At least you can't see the tiny amounts of paste that was smudged around the standoffs.

OT: OMG WHEN DID I HAVE 35 REP
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Lol, that's how much they normally put, so I'm made sure it was plenty enough because of the heat-monster nature of these cards. Nvidia uses a tim that's a bit dry-pasty in texture and they use a lot . When I apply the ceramique to the gpu(s) for water blocks, I use a thin "star-cross" pattern with a light application since this tim is (or was) pretty pricey. Ill post some pics of my 580 when I take it apart to show this tasty-pasty tim

Congrats on the rep count, time to sell?
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Yay! I love updates

Ah TIM. Nobody seems to know how to use it...
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This is how I do my blocks:

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Lol, that's how much they normally put, so I'm made sure it was plenty enough because of the heat-monster nature of these cards. Nvidia uses a tim that's a bit dry-pasty in texture and they use a lot . When I apply the ceramique to the gpu(s) for water blocks, I use a thin "star-cross" pattern with a light application since this tim is (or was) pretty pricey. Ill post some pics of my 580 when I take it apart to show this tasty-pasty tim

Congrats on the rep count, time to sell?
Nothing to sell... Yet

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Yay! I love updates

Ah TIM. Nobody seems to know how to use it...
I love updates too

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This is how I do my blocks:

I don't think I put enough TIM but I don't feel like taking it apart... That pic looks just like the one EK shows, which is a lot of paste for a die as small as that IMO. Fermi on the other hand...
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I don't think I put enough TIM but I don't feel like taking it apart... That pic looks just like the one EK shows, which is a lot of paste for a die as small as that IMO. Fermi on the other hand...
That's from ek, and the core looks like the amd/ati cores. For nvidia, I do follow this pattern. I tried a rice grain size dab when I did my 6950s and I smeared tested it. It really didn't have a good smudge, so I did this pattern but w/ a bit of tim since the core is smaller. For the cpu, that I have always done a rice-grain size dab and just smeared it w/ the block/hsf.
Edited by wermad - 7/30/11 at 7:40pm
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Glad to see pics of the gpu block install. I have the EK blocks for my 580's but in copper. Your install will help me alot.
    
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Looks great!!! I really like how the card looks now with it being so slim
    
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Well I couldn't resist and in no time...





Wish I stuck a black sheet under the EK logo... Don't quite like the label showing through





Together with SLI Link



Mounted on the motherboard (ignore the heatsink )







I think I'm getting the hang of this EK was supposed to supply me with two types of thermal pads, but i just received 3 strips of type #2 instead of #1. Only difference is the width though (16.5mm for #1 and 15mm for #2), and I ended up with more thermal pads than I need so it's all good

I'll probably be picking up my PPCS package tomorrow, can't wait
Edited by Winrahr - 7/31/11 at 3:47pm
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