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Thanks for those links; one quick question - once installed are they removable? Or does the adhesive permanently glue it to the card? Sorry for the newb question.

Yes, like Hedgemon said, they are removable. If you want to push the voltage up and try for higher clocks (1200Mhz+) you will need something like that Gelid vrm you linked earlier and then use zip ties or something to apply downward pressure on the vrm. This will help to extract the heat quicker vs. something just sitting on top with little to no pressure on them. This would be for the reference card only. Most custom cards should have a memory/vrm plate installed which should be sufficient for the most part.

ALSO - I am extremely jealous you were able to get you G10 already, Mine has been on order since 12/12/13 with NZXT...
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If you're using the tape that comes preapplied they will be removable.

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Yes, like Hedgemon said, they are removable. If you want to push the voltage up and try for higher clocks (1200Mhz+) you will need something like that Gelid vrm you linked earlier and then use zip ties or something to apply downward pressure on the vrm. This will help to extract the heat quicker vs. something just sitting on top with little to no pressure on them. This would be for the reference card only. Most custom cards should have a memory/vrm plate installed which should be sufficient for the most part.

ALSO - I am extremely jealous you were able to get you G10 already, Mine has been on order since 12/12/13 with NZXT...

Thanks for the answers guys, I'll go ahead and buy some of those heatsinks for the vram. And yeah I've already ordered the gelid vrm kit smile.gif.

I was indeed very lucky to get one! The stock they had sold out very quick.
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If you don't plan on overclocking, the memory and vrm heatsinks will not be necessary.

if you do plan on overclocking a little, then these selections would work fine. For high overclocks, you will need to look at another solution to cool the vrm.

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Swiftech-Self-Adhesive-Mosfet-Heatsinks-4-Pack--MC21-pid-3723.html - For the mosfets - VRM


http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Koolance-Self-Adhesive-Graphics-Card-RAM-Heatsinks-8-Pack--HTS-GP001P-pid-12818.html - For the memory

Thanks for the links but I dont think the advice is quite sound, sorry redface.gif I've read is necessary to have the heat sinks and for those heat sinks to be cooled by air as a minimum for high end gfx cards. Going to avoid this and leave the lightning cooled on air and just water cool the matrix.
    
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Thanks for the links but I dont think the advice is quite sound, sorry redface.gif I've read is necessary to have the heat sinks and for those heat sinks to be cooled by air as a minimum for high end gfx cards. Going to avoid this and leave the lightning cooled on air and just water cool the matrix.

I'm sorry, I forgot we were talking about the 7970 Lightning here biggrin.gif In your case you will not need any heatsinks at all. Here is a picture of your card's memory and vrm base plate. This plate acts as a heatsink for the memory and vrm. There is plenty of clearance for the G10 bracket. The 92mm fan included with the kit should cool as good if not better vs. the stock fans on the 7970 Lightning. The 92mm fan is directly above the vrm and there is no GPU heatsink blocking any of it air flow.



All you would need to do is buy the bracket, copper shim and AIO and you will be good to go. Keep in mind you will have to remove the MSI reactor on the back on the card, but unless you plan on using LN2, there is not really any benefit of keeping it. I am putting this same bracket on my GTX 780 Lightning and will be removing mine as well. The backplate can stay on.




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Thanks for the answers guys, I'll go ahead and buy some of those heatsinks for the vram. And yeah I've already ordered the gelid vrm kit smile.gif.

I was indeed very lucky to get one! The stock they had sold out very quick.

Do you mean this one?

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If you don't plan on overclocking, the memory and vrm heatsinks will not be necessary.

if you do plan on overclocking a little, then these selections would work fine. For high overclocks, you will need to look at another solution to cool the vrm.

http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Swiftech-Self-Adhesive-Mosfet-Heatsinks-4-Pack--MC21-pid-3723.html - For the mosfets - VRM


http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/Koolance-Self-Adhesive-Graphics-Card-RAM-Heatsinks-8-Pack--HTS-GP001P-pid-12818.html - For the memory

Hi Face2face,

I Wonder if 4 x MC21 will be enough for the large VRM line on the right ? Or perhaps 8 are needed?
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Hi Face2face,

I Wonder if 4 x MC21 will be enough for the large VRM line on the right ? Or perhaps 8 are needed?

One four pack would be enough. The other vrm kit you linked would work as well. Here is a link from fellow Anandtech forum member. He used zip ties to keep his down and you may need to trim one of the heatsink fins back.

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2360358
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Did the second batch ship yet?
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Did the second batch ship yet?

Slated to on the 25th of this month.
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Did the second batch ship yet?

As said above, they will be shipping out around the 25th.

Here's the source: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/1v6qmn/dying_to_get_my_hands_on_the_second_batch_kraken/cepmwwi
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