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Just switched over the Redmod to my new xfx r9 290 reference card and used the existing thermal pads for the little aluminum heatsinks I have for vrm and men. Any objections to reusing the stock thermal pads?
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@wntrsnowg - it depends how compressed/deformed they are. How will you be mounting the little heat sinks so that they don't fall off?

.5mm thermal pads come in small sheets that can be cut to size and are inexpensive if you need/want replacements.
post #2123 of 3006
I used the dark grey stuff that was originally there for the vrms, and the thicker white pads for the mem. here is a picture


Seems to be working well with that spot fan. Core never exceeds 47C amd VRM never exceeds 62C
Edited by wntrsnowg - 3/27/14 at 9:17pm
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I was wondering if i should use the stock heatplate to cool the mems and vrms? could i just artic silver adhesive my heatsinks to the plate instead of hte ram units so i can more easily remove them incase of warranty? if i adhesive them to the chip itself i risk damage when removing them due to the adhesive. my question is would i be best of doing it like this. memory/vrm then thermal pad, then heat plate, then adhesive, then heatsinks.
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Hi guys. I know I am not really doing the red mod. I am just adding my GPU's to my loop. The problem is because they are non reference cards I can't get full cover blocks for them. So I will be doing GPU cooling only with universal blocks(Basically like the Red mod anyway). So what that means is that I am putting RAM sinks on my RAM and VRM's like many of do. I would just like to know which would be better RAM sinks for my GPU's? I bought the one set cause I planned to do water ages ago but never got to it. Lost the first set Then ordered my WC stuff for my cards (including new RAM sinks) and now I found the old ones! rolleyes.gif

So I have these black Aluminium ones.


And these VIZO pure copper sinks that are a bit smaller.


Here are the two types next to one another. As you can see the copper ones look a bit smaller. Would the fact that they are copper make up for their lack in size? I dunno. Opinions would be great! thumb.gif



The copper ones do have an adhesive on them. But I think I will replace that with Arctic Thermal Adhesive.

Oh and I will have active cooling for the ram sinks as well.
I got me PCI fan cards to blow onto the cards to give air flow to the sinks. (I cant figure out how to ghetto mod the 92mm fans from the cyclone coolers onto the cards after the water cooling to help with the VRM and RAM cooling. So I opted for the easy way out.)

Nobydy got advice for me on which RAM sinks are the best?

EDIT: I see images didn't import.
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post #2126 of 3006
Use both sets there wont be much of a diff.
Just be careful with the adhesive if its elec conductive and if need remove may take chip with it cos its that strong
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so then why not just mount it to the stock heat spreader plate that is below the stock cooler? wont it be easier to remove a heatsink from that than a chip?
post #2128 of 3006
Yea it will. Just realised its you im pm ing lol
post #2129 of 3006
Can i get some opinions on artic thermal adhesiveing heatsinks ontop of the stock heat plate spreaders? why would this be good? will it be as efficient or close to doing it to thermal padding heatsinks to everything (dont wanna really void warranty in any way). i have some thermal tape, just wondering your opinions on the stock head spreader plates, and efficiency etc? im unsing the universal bracked with 200mm fann blowing at the card frome side panel and there is a place for a noctua 92mm pwm fan on the bracket.
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@aaronlaplante Looking at doing this to my gutted 7970 stock plate and shroud, I'll try thermally adhering some sinks around the VRM's and see if it makes any difference in the next couple of weeks. If anything, re-attaching the stock plate that the vapor chamber and stock heat sink increased my VRM temps, and having a fan blowing on them directly gave better results =/
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