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post #1 of 16
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Hey guys,

Can I watercool the dominator platinum kits? I would like to be able to WC my ram without voiding the warranty, so I will use the dominator GTs of I need to, but the G.Skills and the Platinums are significantly cheaper (I will be using 64gb of ram and a xspc kit preferably as it matches the Rey of my system).

Thanks guys,
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post #2 of 16
I'm fairly certain that the stock heat spreaders on the Platinum are the same as on the GT, so I don't see a reason why you couldn't water cool the Platinum. Though, I am by no means an expert.

They do make kits that were specifically manufactured to accommodate the Dominator series of RAM, so if nothing else I'm almost positive those would work for you.

I know that a lot of water cooling enthusiasts will tell you that your memory really doesn't get hot enough to need after market heatsinks, but I'm sure you already know that, just throwing that out there anyway.
post #3 of 16
The heat spreader for the Dominator Platinum looks to be stuck on the side rather then bolted to the top like the Dominator GT so unless you go with a universal waterblock the Dominator style ones wont work



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post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by Bloodystumps View Post

The heat spreader for the Dominator Platinum looks to be stuck on the side rather then bolted to the top like the Dominator GT so unless you go with a universal waterblock the Dominator style ones wont work


Oh, I thought I remembered there being a model of the Platinum with the same style as the GT, sorry.
post #5 of 16
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I have looked that far... I would be using the xspc universal kit, but my main consern is the LEDs on platinum kits... If they will get in the way, then I will probably go G.skills, but if not I would prefer dominates because they tend to hit higher clocks, and I have had much better experences with corsair then G.skills in the past (thought the last RMA I had to do was DDR2)
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post #6 of 16
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Oh, I thought I remembered there being a model of the Platinum with the same style as the GT, sorry.

I haven't used the Platinum but I skimmed Corsairs site and they all looked the same , I could be wrong like I said I never used them before but I am using a set of Dominators with a BP waterblock .

eskamobob1 from CALI if you look at the picture of the platinum B is a
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so maybe you can attach the XSPC kit to it ?
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post #7 of 16
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I haven't used the Platinum but I skimmed Corsairs site and they all looked the same , I could be wrong like I said I never used them before but I am using a set of Dominators with a BP waterblock .
eskamobob1 from CALI if you look at the picture of the platinum B is a so maybe you can attach the XSPC kit to it ?

the platinums have a fully revised heatsink from the GTs that require the removal of the entire heatsink to WC them... im still currious, but i looks like i will be going with the 2400MHx Ripjaw Z set, so its not as big of a deal to figure it out now smile.gif
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post #8 of 16
eskamobob1 you are still going to have to remove the entire heat sink on those to install a universal block , only difference is the Platinum's have the light bar
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post #9 of 16
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I know that I will have to remove the HS on eithe one, but my worry with the platinums is that the LED on the PCB will prevent the heat spreaders from seating correctly as the LEDs are not entirely flush with the PCB of the RAM
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post #10 of 16
Well Stop !! I just did what everyone is talking about with the EK water block for the Dominator. I have a 32gb Platnium kit which i ripped apart the heat spreaders and sinks. What a pain in the Ars. To top it off the EK heat spreaders are to short and almost half the ram chip shows. Im waiting to here back from EK to see if thats they way they fit. I just dont think so. So the stock heat spreaders are very nicely intsalled and would leave them on. I'M going to have to see if Corair with put the stock ones back on if they would ?
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