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I'm not sure of that because the pads do not stick without pressure, right? And the heatsinks that come with them do not receive any pressure. This is why I'm wondering why there are pads included. Looking at some reviews, there are indeed some pads included but were never used in the manual.
Can the two hoses of this AIO system be removed and installed easily for rerouting?
Yeah, Christmas arrived here earlier (GMT+8). Happy Christmas! biggrin.gif
Thanks mate!
the hoses cannot be removed and rerouted without introducing air into the loop that you will not be able to remove without adding a res. also they dont use traditional watercooling fluid in these, its actually a non-conductive oil.
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also i think its funny that me and the OP used the same card for the review with very similar pics
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post #53 of 133
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I'm not sure of that because the pads do not stick without pressure, right? And the heatsinks that come with them do not receive any pressure. This is why I'm wondering why there are pads included. Looking at some reviews, there are indeed some pads included but were never used in the manual.
Can the two hoses of this AIO system be removed and installed easily for rerouting?
Yeah, Christmas arrived here earlier (GMT+8). Happy Christmas! biggrin.gif
Thanks mate!

Pads are double sided adhesive, peel off one side attach to HS, peel off the other side, attach to VRAM.

Pro-tip: warm up the heat sink with a hair dryer before applying the pad. Once your ready to place the HS with pad on the VRAM, heat the pad with hair dryer and apply to VRAM. Apply pressure for the count of 20. Rinse and repeat for the other HSs. They should hold better this way as opposed to a cold application.

You can not remove the tubing, its a sealed system. If you do remove the tubing you will
1) Void the warrenty
2) run the risk of leaks
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Pads are double sided adhesive, peel off one side attach to HS, peel off the other side, attach to VRAM.
Pro-tip: warm up the heat sink with a hair dryer before applying the pad. Once your ready to place the HS with pad on the VRAM, heat the pad with hair dryer and apply to VRAM. Apply pressure for the count of 20. Rinse and repeat for the other HSs. They should hold better this way as opposed to a cold application.
You can not remove the tubing, its a sealed system. If you do remove the tubing you will
1) Void the warrenty
2) run the risk of leaks

Hmmm, why are the stock thermal pads of the stock heatsink of my card not so much sticky? I mean you can even remove them by fingers easily.
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Hmmm, why are the stock thermal pads of the stock heatsink of my card not so much sticky? I mean you can even remove them by fingers easily.

Because they are stock. Only enthusiasts like us take the time and care to do things properly biggrin.gif
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Because they are stock. Only enthusiasts like us take the time and care to do things properly biggrin.gif

Lol, ok. Between thermal pads and thermal tape, which are better? When the pads are installed, are they easy to remove?
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Lol, ok. Between thermal pads and thermal tape, which are better? When the pads are installed, are they easy to remove?

I prefer pads. I find they tend to hold better.

Too easy to remove. Apply heat, twist off and clean residue with alcohol - thumb.gif
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I prefer pads. I find they tend to hold better.
Too easy to remove. Apply heat, twist off and clean residue with alcohol - thumb.gif

But performance wise, are thermal pads better than thermal tape?

And for the Accelero Hybrid, thermal pads will raise the heatsinks a little bit higher. Wouldn't have any interference problem with the cooling assembly when installed?
Edited by kevindd992002 - 12/24/12 at 7:58pm
post #59 of 133
What Sethy666 is referring to, I would call tape, not pads.

Pads aren't significantly adhesive, and you don't want adhesives when your heatsinks are mechanically secured.
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Because they are stock. Only enthusiasts like us take the time and care to do things properly biggrin.gif

The best non-adhesive pads have vastly better thermal properties than adhesive tape/pads.

Even stock pads are usually more conductive than most tapes.
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What Sethy666 is referring to, I would call tape, not pads.
Pads aren't significantly adhesive, and you don't want adhesives when your heatsinks are mechanically secured.
The best non-adhesive pads have vastly better thermal properties than adhesive tape/pads.
Even stock pads are usually more conductive than most tapes.

Exactly what I was thinking. So there are also double adhesive thermal pads but aren't good?

So for my application, why wouldn't thermal pads be suitable? Because of the lack of retention mechanism (pressure)?

Sethy, what is your comment on this?
Edited by kevindd992002 - 12/25/12 at 12:26am
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