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Can I trust thermal Pads from ebay?

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Hey guys!

The title says all, I need thermal pads desperately for installing a waterblock onto my graphics card, and I don't want to play hefty shipping from other local shops just for a few thermal pads.

Has anyone had experience purchasing thermal pads from Ebay?

Thankyou very much!
post #2 of 6
FrozenCPU actually has cheap shipping, especially for small things like Thermal Pads. I wouldn't trust ebay that much
post #3 of 6
Thermal pads comes in all shapes and sizes, ranging from soft to hard, thickness, sheet or strips.. I suggest first is getting the proper measurements from the manufacturer first, then hit up frozencpu or your favorite e-tailer..
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Why not?

I got thermal pads for my 5970/waterblock from eBay, work fine. Don't be so suspicious of things. wink.gif
    
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Well I'm just saying because "better safe then sorry"..

I had a problem when using generic 1mm thickness based on manufacturer spec on a previous build, I noticed my card PCB was warped when using it.. Later found out that thier version of 1mm thickness was the so called "soft" kind... so I had to go on the hunt for "1mm soft thermal pads"... lol biggrin.gif

To be absolutely sure as I did, since I didn't want to accidentally break my 580, I just ordered the pads directly from the block manufacture back then (which was bitspower), suprisingly they sent it to me for free... well not really free, I paid like $2.50 USD for the shipping thumb.gif

Just sharing my experience smile.gif
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post #6 of 6
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Ah sweet!
Yeah, the main reason I want to go Ebay is because of the relatively cheap shipping. If I were to buy local (by the way guys I live in Australia LOL) it would cost me $10+ just for shipping.
Awesome help guys!

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