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so my Koolance VID-NX580 Reference GTX 580/570 VGA Cooler is due for a clean and i was wondering is it ok to just reuse the thermal pads i will replace the TIM of course but not sure if i can reuse the thermal pads.

also what is the best TIM for CPU and GPU i still use IC Diamond 7 is there anything better cause ill be cleaning my CPU aswell
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i have re-used/re-mounted with mine 2 times now without problems (koolance 480 blocks). as long as they dont get torn you will be fine. may even work a little better than new ones since they are already compressed (this is a stretch though)
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
phenom ii x6 1100t gigabyte ga990fxa ud5 gigabyte 480gtx gigabyte 480gtx 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
evga 480gtx corsair vengence ddr3 1600 ocz agility 3 sdd ocz agility 3 sdd 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
maxtor hdd asus blu-ray reader/burner xspc ex360 rad (x2)  swiftec mcp655 pump w/bitspower pump kit and v2... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
laing d5 pump w/bitspower pump kit and v2 pump top heatkiller cpu block koolance nv480gtx full vga blocks ek northbridge block 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
lamptron fc5 bitspower 150 black ice reservoir vista ultimate 64 bit asus s248h-p hdmi led 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
acer x183h acer x183h corsair k60 mechanical silverstone strider 1000 silver 
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corsair 500r corsair m60 func 1030 archetype creative x-fi xtreme gamer 
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