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7950 heatsink question

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hi OCN, I was pondering about using an h60 to cool my visiontek 7950 and was concerned about vram cooling, some say yes some say no as long as I have a ventilated case. I have a full tower NZXT PHANTOM. So are heatsinks really needed?
post #2 of 7
Eh depends on your card (how hot do the VRM's run now?), but I say as long as you have some airflow over your VRMs you should be fine. But heatsinks never hurt!

Also, check out this thread if you haven't done so already.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the answer, I was unclear if I really needed them or not, my tower has a side 200mm fan that blows air into case and hits MB and GPU so I would think thats good
post #4 of 7
You can buy some heatsinks from China for less than $10 with Epacket delivery.. <$5 with regular delivery. Just get some.

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I will but unfortunately I just read about dwoods absence and I might not be able to order the bracket
post #6 of 7
Isnt it still possible to just use wire to hold them down? Even a semi-poor contacting water cooler should be better than air.

Of course this will require the copper shim, but I still cant see it being terrible. Worst case what happens to you? Just put the stock cooler back.
post #7 of 7
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I was hoping I didnt have rig my rig lol
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