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AFAIK I am using the same 3M tape. You need to clean off the VRMs w/ alcohol well before sticking the sinks on. And yes they pretty much can only be used once.

Those fans should be sufficient.
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thanks for all the info, that's fantastic
go ahead and order my water blocks today:rolleyes:
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I would recommend trying out the superglue method. You basically just use TIM and apply two extremely tiny drops of superglue on two opposite corners of the heatsinks. It's very strong but not permanent.

Alternatively, the Fujipoly thermal tape is extremely effective. My 670FTW (680 PCB + VRMs) dropped to around 33-35C max @ 1.275v (VRM temp). I have a Heatkiller block so there's active water cooling, but regardless it's a solid 20C drop.
I used it for my RIVE VRMs front and back, and instead of throttling @ 5.1Ghz with 1.4425v, they stay around 38-42C with active airflow.
   
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