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not to feed this vrm thing but i thought that you guys should take a look at this video (this is not me, some video i saw on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N9dZhEC4as

that video was after he put the heatsinks on his 290X here is the video with the temps before putting them on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Xc8F_ioac

as you can see down to 54C from 80C. im ordering my heatsinks now. but im not using the arctic silver adhesive that hes using. once you use it, thats it, and i dont want to void my warranty.

What thermal solution will you be using? Thermal tape?
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some heatsinks come with thermal tape. the heatsinks i got are these

these for the VRM's
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7190/vid-105/Enzotech_MOS-C1_MOSFET_Heatsinks_-_65mm_x_65mm_x_12mm_-_10_Pack.html?id=WDhfuIJI&mv_pc=145

and i just went cheap for the RAM chips and got these
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17951/vid-196/VGA_Aluminum_Heatsink_w_3M_8810_Adhesive_-_13mm_x_13mm_x_7mm_-_Silver.html?id=WDhfuIJI&mv_pc=146


both come with 3M thermal tape. as long as your clean the chips good and apply them right, then you wont have any issues with them falling off. i would love to use the thermal adhesive so i dont have to worry about moving my tower and shaking them off but i dont want to void my warranty.
i just got these in today and they are VERY light. so im not to worried about them falling off.
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THAT IS.... AMAZING :O It looks so good. I wonder if you can swap out the fan though?
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you can. its just a 92mm fan. pretty sure is PWM as well.
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Yea I just want something better than a stock fan... Probably something with a good Static Pressure.
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Yea I just want something better than a stock fan... Probably something with a good Static Pressure.

If you are talking about the fan on the card (not the rad) then I think you'd rather have good airflow than higher static pressure. The fan isn't pushing against anything so static pressure shouldn't affect anything, more airflow over the VRMs would be more beneficial I think.
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Personally, I like to use thin thermal tape on vrms and thermal glue on memory (heatsinks).
    
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Personally, I like to use thin thermal tape on vrms and thermal glue on memory (heatsinks).

may i ask why glue on the memory and tape on the vrms? they tape not hold well on the ram chips?
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Since my case will fit I went with single 140mm aio H90s (they were much cheaper than x40's, and performed better in benchmarks)

Waiting for these brackets is killing me.

I have an old dwood bracket on one of my cards right now, but I'm afraid to tighten it anymore to attempt to improve temps. I want my Krakens!

I'm thinking that I won't need to go to 240 or 280 rads once the brackets arrive, but I said I wasn't going to buy anymore hardware this year, and I'm at 6 orders from Newegg already.... so.. yeah tongue.gif

I have a dwood plate too and will definitely be getting a G10 when I get a new GPU. So glad these became more mainstream, it's such a nice little mod.
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If you are talking about the fan on the card (not the rad) then I think you'd rather have good airflow than higher static pressure. The fan isn't pushing against anything so static pressure shouldn't affect anything, more airflow over the VRMs would be more beneficial I think.

I am talking about the rad.
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