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Where did you get your zip ties? Mine are from Walmart, and stretched over 3-6 weeks.

Lowes, They come in a tube with 2 different sizes. http://www.lowes.com/pd_115314-1781-10097_0__?productId=3130141&Ntt=zip+ties&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Dzip%2Bties&facetInfo=

They're good. My temps have decreased a good 2C from when i did the mod, thermal paste settled.
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My zip ties are from a home improvement store, the same tube packaging that everyone is recommending. My impression is that they are of higher quality than regular zip ties - they feel a bit thicker and the latch seems quite sturdy.

The system itself is elastic so I don't think you can claim no tension loss if you've had the mod in place for months. I don't doubt though that there will be many of you who make it through the lifecycle of the card without ever having to change the zip ties, but I did want to share my store as a caution. In my experience the system can be finicky.

I'm curious if anyone using one of the square corsair blocks is seeing the same issue?
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What would anyone recommend for cooling the VRMs with the mod if I am planning to over volt? Should I use thermal adhesive and heatsinks, or is there a way to use the stock cooler that does not require irreversible modification?
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What would anyone recommend for cooling the VRMs with the mod if I am planning to over volt? Should I use thermal adhesive and heatsinks, or is there a way to use the stock cooler that does not require irreversible modification?

If you can keep the stock heat plate, you could just position a fan to blow on it. Or you could glue heatsinks on, but still should have a fan blowing on them. Or you can do what i did. It's reversible.
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If you can keep the stock heat plate, you could just position a fan to blow on it. Or you could glue heatsinks on, but still should have a fan blowing on them. Or you can do what i did. It's reversible.
You mean that thing where you glued the fan upside down into the housing? I have a GTX 480; do you think it would work if I just left the blower fan and housing on the card? I'm not sure if it would actually fit or cool well enough.
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It should as long as you don't over volt the crap out of it. Watch you pcb temps if you are going to overclock it more than bit.
I'm sure if you do as some have and cut a portion of the cover out and place the cooler inside the card you'd probably be even better.

I just used sticky ram heat sinks, they don't come off if you properly prep the surface your sticking them to.
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I Just found these. Dunno if you guys have seen them, but they sure look a lot better than the factory heat plate.
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Anyone know if Dwood's fan bracket can be used with the stock heat plate?
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Lowes, They come in a tube with 2 different sizes. http://www.lowes.com/pd_115314-1781-10097_0__?productId=3130141&Ntt=zip+ties&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Dzip%2Bties&facetInfo=
They're good. My temps have decreased a good 2C from when i did the mod, thermal paste settled.

The Tie wraps I bought from the Dollar store were brittle, and were breaking easily.
My good ones from Lowes are the 18LB test military grade.
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Anyone know if Dwood's fan bracket can be used with the stock heat plate?

Yes sir they can, a picture in my gallery shows one on my old 470 with the stock heatplate on, worked good
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