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post #1 of 10
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I will be getting a GTX 480 waterblock coming in but I need thermal pads for my card since the block is used.

From Ek's manual it says I will need 1mm and 1.5mm thick pads.

From Dazmodes:
http://dazmode.com/store/index.php?m...&cPath=128_120

Can I use the performance thermal pad or do I need to go with EK. The performance thermal pad says it is a very good insulator which doesn't sound right to me.

Comments?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 10
I'd just buy some EK ones, I run them on my GPU and they get the job done nicely, And they don't look cheap.. They look like a "Quality" thermal pad.
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post #3 of 10
Phobya ones have a 7W/mk rating, that's pretty nice. I don't know what EK has though.
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post #4 of 10
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The only thing is is that the EK ones are a lot smaller than the dazmode version. I don't know exactly how much I need. Thanks.
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post #5 of 10
When i re-did my card with thermal pads, I just bought 2 x 1mm and 2 x 1.5mm, It was enough to do the card and have some left over.
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post #6 of 10
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Two different size.

75x25x1.5mm dazmode

EK is only 40x20x1.5mm
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post #7 of 10
If what you want to hear is to buy the DazMode ones, then go for it, By all means there probably isn't even that much of a difference between the EK ones and the DazMode ones, Only reason I bought the EK ones is because that's all I can get in Australia

Just make sure you put the right sized thermal pads in the correct places and you'll be good as gold
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by gumbie View Post
If what you want to hear is to buy the DazMode ones, then go for it, By all means there probably isn't even that much of a difference between the EK ones and the DazMode ones, Only reason I bought the EK ones is because that's all I can get in Australia

Just make sure you put the right sized thermal pads in the correct places and you'll be good as gold
I am just wondering if that EK size is enough.
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
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I am just wondering if that EK size is enough.
Well like i said earlier, I to was skeptical about buying them because of there size, So i just bought 2 of each.. It would be cheaper to buy the DazMode ones.

I had about half of each second pad left..

Would seem more logical to buy the DazMode ones due to there larger size, It'll save you some money
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by gumbie View Post
Well like i said earlier, I to was skeptical about buying them because of there size, So i just bought 2 of each.. It would be cheaper to buy the DazMode ones.

I had about half of each second pad left..

Would seem more logical to buy the DazMode ones due to there larger size, It'll save you some money
Thanks!

If anyone has used the dazmode ones, chime in plz.
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