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I installed a 0.5 mm shim on a HD7950 and noticed that the thread engagement of the retention nuts for the backplate seemed marginal or at least it made it a little more difficult to get the nuts started, so check the stackup first to make sure everything will go together.

yeah, I'll have to see. the little rubber washers on the underside of the nuts did come off because I have re-installed the cooler twice already. there was definitely more thread exposed to start the second go-round, possibly because the foam on the backplate is already compressed a bit?
   
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I was trying to figure this out myself the other day, the AIO cooler puts quite a bit of weight on the PCB once installed. You could possibly modify your EVGA backplate, but the issue is that it's not just a matter of larger holes. the holes the bolts for the G10 go through on the backplate are not round, they're actually almost square. granted, this is only so the bolts themselves do not turn when tightening the nuts, so it may work just to drill round holes
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the other option I was considering is just cutting out a square section of a stock backplate to allow for the Kraken G10 stock backplate to fit within the knockout. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I saw someone else asking about the measurement between the top of the PCB and the under side of the bracket in regards to installing VRAM heatsinks. personally, this is where I ran into trouble. I had bought these aluminium heatsinks (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007XA969G) and found that when I went to tighten the cooler down, the bottom-most VRAM chip (nearest the PCI slot) hit the copper cooling plate and cracked off..



chip is fine, must have been a bit dirty and that's why the Arctic Alumina didn't hold up because I've otherwise heard that stuff is pretty much permanent. my solution for this is to add copper shims. I wasn't sure of the size for the copper shim, though, and bought 15mm x 15mm x 1.2mm ones (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007PODQTQ) to see if they're big enough. the only other size I saw was 42mm x 42mm to fix PS3 GPUs, but figured they are way too big.

has anyone here installed a shim on a 290X GPU?

thank you for an answer smile.gif
U have shown me the aspects which I wasnt thinking about. I actually found the solution in this thread by Mr. IF6WAS9. I found photos of his 780ti with almost the same backplate modded to fit both backplates. smile.gif So now I know that it is possible, I will wait for my kraken g10 and start some dremel work. biggrin.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Im a bit worried about heatsiinks for vram cause I dont want to order something from abroad, and the choice in local stores is too bad. I will need to do some more research to find those that will fit for for my case. Is it really so bad without heatsinks on VRAM? Or you just adding them to make it perfect? smile.gif thank you smile.gif
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Im a bit worried about heatsiinks for vram cause I dont want to order something from abroad, and the choice in local stores is too bad. I will need to do some more research to find those that will fit for for my case. Is it really so bad without heatsinks on VRAM? Or you just adding them to make it perfect? smile.gif thank you smile.gif

the VRAM heatsinks probably aren't needed at all, honestly. VRAM is pretty efficient at cooling itself and just by simply removing the stock cooler and allowing a more open airflow around the RAM modules can actually improve temps in certain cases. VRM heatsinks are a different story, especially if you plan on putting the card under full or very high load for extended periods of time.

for an idea of comparison, my VRMs would promptly shoot up to 95C without the heatsinks while scrypt mining. with the heatsinks installed, temps stay below 70C
   
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Another review - this one is a large one with a ton of different cards.

http://www.coolenjoy.net/bbs/cboard.php?id=review&no=18101&ga=
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Another review - this one is a large one with a ton of different cards.

http://www.coolenjoy.net/bbs/boardc....w&no=18105&p=5

Links not working for me, 404 error : (
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can any1 direct me to a store that has this g10 bracket in stock and that will atleast do international shipping to South Africa at an affordable rate?
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Links not working for me, 404 error : (

Try this one

http://www.coolenjoy.net/bbs/cboard.php?id=review&no=18101&ga=
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Try this one

http://www.coolenjoy.net/bbs/cboard.php?id=review&no=18101&ga=
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can any1 direct me to a store that has this g10 bracket in stock and that will atleast do international shipping to South Africa at an affordable rate?

They're not being sold anywhere else right now.
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Try this one

http://www.coolenjoy.net/bbs/cboard.php?id=review&no=18101&ga=

Thanks

EDIT: They even had an X60 on the CPU but didnt test it on the cards >_< Is it really so inconceivable to have 240/280mm cooler on a GPU? : (
Edited by Hegemon875 - 1/13/14 at 11:46am
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I think my card already comes pre-installed with VRM and memory heatsinks. can someone verify this for me?

Here's a picture of it with the main heatsink off.

http://cdn4.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Galaxy-GTX-780-HOF_7.jpg
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I think my card already comes pre-installed with VRM and memory heatsinks. can someone verify this for me?

Here's a picture of it with the main heatsink off.

http://cdn4.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Galaxy-GTX-780-HOF_7.jpg

Yup, you are good to go. Looks like you have plenty of clearance as well.
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