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Ok so I have a h100i v1 lying around here and currently running a Galax 980 ti HOF.. I also have this beefy heatsinks from a old AMD motherboard that was on the vrm that I might be able to use to cool the vrm all I need is some thermal adhesive and that's not a big problem and should be relatively easy to get.

What I was thinking is using an old intel stock cooler to blow around the vrm. My setup is as follows.

Phanteks ph-TC14PE as CPU cooler
Corsair air 540 with 3x intake in front no fans at top. I think the CPU cooler will block the tubes on the h100i from reaching the top so I might have to install the h100i in front as exhaust or intake.
Galax 980 ti HOF

here is a picture of that Heatsink I can use on the vrm.




I'm not mainly doing this to get better overclocking but better thermals and noise. I thought I have this h100i lying around and might as well ask here for advice on if I should be worrying about it

This is the pcb of the 980 ti HOF




Oh just one more thing do I need heatsinks for the memory cause I suppose that also does get a bit hot?

while GDDR5 does get somewhat hot, it's not a necessity to get heat-sinks on it, though it certainly does not hurt to do so. As for using the intel fan to cool your VRMs... that should work fine, just make sure you fit it so that it blows a decent amount of air over the VRMs. As for thermal adhesive, don't use the thermal glue as that will make it impossible to do any RMA on the product at any point in time. 3M makes some thermal tape that is decent, but it's honestly not as easy to work with as Alphacool's tape if you can find that.
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while GDDR5 does get somewhat hot, it's not a necessity to get heat-sinks on it, though it certainly does not hurt to do so. As for using the intel fan to cool your VRMs... that should work fine, just make sure you fit it so that it blows a decent amount of air over the VRMs. As for thermal adhesive, don't use the thermal glue as that will make it impossible to do any RMA on the product at any point in time. 3M makes some thermal tape that is decent, but it's honestly not as easy to work with as Alphacool's tape if you can find that.
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I just measured the heatsink and it's not long and wide enough
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I see... then I'm afraid you'll have to source some heat-sinks before doing this. Depending on where you live I can give you a couple of links to some stuff that worked quite well for my card.

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At any rate I would get some of this if you can: 2 of these packs for both VRM cooling and memory cooling, and 1 pack of this for adhesive. The way the VRMs are placed on this card makes it so that you can use larger heat-sinks like the ones I linked to rather than the tiny ones that you would place on each individual chip.

I could also link you some stuff on aliexpress if you would prefer that to this store.
Edited by Rainmaker91 - 4/17/17 at 6:38am
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I see... then I'm afraid you'll have to source some heat-sinks before doing this. Depending on where you live I can give you a couple of links to some stuff that worked quite well for my card.

Edit:
At any rate I would get some of this if you can: 2 of these packs for both VRM cooling and memory cooling, and 1 pack of this for adhesive. The way the VRMs are placed on this card makes it so that you can use larger heat-sinks like the ones I linked to rather than the tiny ones that you would place on each individual chip.

I could also link you some stuff on aliexpress if you would prefer that to this store.


ok so what do you think about this heatsink. I think it should be wide enough and long enough to fit on all of the vrm chips. All i need is thermal pads that I can stick it to the VRM.

http://za.rs-online.com/web/p/heatsinks/6744712/

Here is a list of stuff I can get if you can suggest me the correct size heatsinks. for now not to worried about how good it is just something that will fit cause I will have a fan from intel stock cooler to blow some air on the vrm.

Hope we can get something that will fit so I can continue to do the mod.


Oh i also have this heatsink. I was thinking if I do the mod I can remove the backplate and install this ht the back of the GPU core for extra cooling. Don't know if it will do anything but I had it lying around here. Was an old cooler from an old Video card that was passively cooled.



Edited by DiceAir - 4/29/17 at 10:55pm
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ok so what do you think about this heatsink. I think it should be wide enough and long enough to fit on all of the vrm chips. All i need is thermal pads that I can stick it to the VRM.

http://za.rs-online.com/web/p/heatsinks/6744712/

Here is a list of stuff I can get if you can suggest me the correct size heatsinks. for now not to worried about how good it is just something that will fit cause I will have a fan from intel stock cooler to blow some air on the vrm.

Hope we can get something that will fit so I can continue to do the mod.


Oh i also have this heatsink. I was thinking if I do the mod I can remove the backplate and install this ht the back of the GPU core for extra cooling. Don't know if it will do anything but I had it lying around here. Was an old cooler from an old Video card that was passively cooled.



The added cooling will be minuscule from placing it on the back of the core, though you might see some better VRM temps if you place it on the back of the board opposite from the VRMs though it is far from needed.

Just get the heatsink that you linked, but be sure that you can actually cover the entire length of VRMs (since its a wider card I don't know the actual size needed, so you'll have to do some measuring yourself to figure out the required length). Thermal pads would work, but ONLY if you find a different way of fitting the heatsink to the card (screws, wire or zip ties may work). Honestly though I would much rather just get some adhesive double sided thermal tape. What is generally referred to as "thermal pads" require pressure from a different mounting mechanism, and is more of a substitute for thermal paste where thermal paste is just not practical. So make sure it's a double sided tape.

This would do the trick, just make sure you have enough of it to make contact with all the chips.
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The added cooling will be minuscule from placing it on the back of the core, though you might see some better VRM temps if you place it on the back of the board opposite from the VRMs though it is far from needed.

Just get the heatsink that you linked, but be sure that you can actually cover the entire length of VRMs (since its a wider card I don't know the actual size needed, so you'll have to do some measuring yourself to figure out the required length). Thermal pads would work, but ONLY if you find a different way of fitting the heatsink to the card (screws, wire or zip ties may work). Honestly though I would much rather just get some adhesive double sided thermal tape. What is generally referred to as "thermal pads" require pressure from a different mounting mechanism, and is more of a substitute for thermal paste where thermal paste is just not practical. So make sure it's a double sided tape.

This would do the trick, just make sure you have enough of it to make contact with all the chips.

thanks for the help. I will add it to the vrm then. I have the heatsink so might as well use it as well
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The die transfers heat very well to the cooler. The VRMs would be a better place to cool if you want to mod just for fun.

Post some pictures. I am interested in the doing some back side cooling on my card as well, but my space is very limited.
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The die transfers heat very well to the cooler. The VRMs would be a better place to cool if you want to mod just for fun.

Post some pictures. I am interested in the doing some back side cooling on my card as well, but my space is very limited.

Sure it does, but I'm sceptical as to how much it's actually going to help when you already have awaterblock on the die. I mean, even doubling up on rad surface area has a marginal effect. So I am sceptical as to how useful it is. As oposed to keeping the backplate mounted on the card, which is actually really useful for keeping the card rigid. Honestly the miniscule differences that you would gain from it does not outweigh the advantages of having a backplate, and since the HOF already has one in place I would personally just keep it on the card.

That said. I may e proven wrong, but I would be really surprised if I were. Also important to note is that the variious components on the back of the card requires a decently thick thermal pad to be placed between the heatsink and the card so that you would get propper contact. Wile you may be able to get thermal tape that is thick, I didn't find any at the store he was using.
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Any backside I would do would only be for the VRM area(if you look at my system, my space in that area may be too small to make such a thing work). The boards vias most likely caries as much heat to the back of the board(since the pads are soldered right over them) as the plastic on the VRM transistors does to the heatsink on them.

After performing the mod, the VRM are is about that all requires cooling. The memory may be helped, but I have not been overly concerned by it.
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Any backside I would do would only be for the VRM area(if you look at my system, my space in that area may be too small to make such a thing work). The boards vias most likely caries as much heat to the back of the board(since the pads are soldered right over them) as the plastic on the VRM transistors does to the heatsink on them.

After performing the mod, the VRM are is about that all requires cooling. The memory may be helped, but I have not been overly concerned by it.

That would be my point exactly which is why I was sceptical to the... oh right, totally misread the post. Yeah we agree fro the most part. tongue.gif

Anyway, if I were him I would just keep the backplate on as the VRM heatsink that he was linking would be plenty as long as he has a fan. Though, VRMs might be the only spot where it could actually be useful... I'm conflicted on this. Still a backplate does give some much needed rigidity to the card.

Anyway... it seems I'm more tired that I thought, but then I don't really have all that much to do working a night-shift... rolleyes.gif
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