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post #91 of 125
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Can you show a picture of how you did that? Sounds awesome!

Although I would guess you have a bad thermal pad or contact, because 80c is kinda high. I have a Thermalright HR-09U mounted on mine via string and with a 48HR OC'd mining run, it never went of 62c.. (no dedicated fan)

post #92 of 125
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Originally Posted by Derpinheimer View Post

Can you show a picture of how you did that? Sounds awesome!

Although I would guess you have a bad thermal pad or contact, because 80c is kinda high. I have a Thermalright HR-09U mounted on mine via string and with a 48HR OC'd mining run, it never went of 62c.. (no dedicated fan)


I made some photos.

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During playing Crysis radiator is pretty hot.
post #93 of 125
Thread Starter 
Very nice! Are you using Fujipoly thermal pad?
post #94 of 125
I'm using Phobya PH022 Thermopad 120 x 20 x 1,0mm. Maybe the better choice was to use 1,5mm.
post #95 of 125
Thread Starter 
I would bet if you go to fujipoly 1.5mm you will see substantial improvement. I'm using stacked 1mm pads (so 2mm with air bubbles in between)
post #96 of 125
I was able to get the part from Netherland (2 weeks delay) and spent 2 hours to mod it with a dremel.




I had to shorten the fins, enlarge the screw holes and sand a bit the bottom.

Not bad result, compatible with NZXT Kraken G10. I got minus 15-20 °C with this thumb.gif
post #97 of 125
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Originally Posted by Shine6 View Post

I was able to get the part from Netherland (2 weeks delay) and spent 2 hours to mod it with a dremel.




I had to shorten the fins, enlarge the screw holes and sand a bit the bottom.

Not bad result, compatible with NZXT Kraken G10. I got minus 15-20 °C with this thumb.gif

Just wondering, how did you get it from the Netherlands?
I got this some time ago, and I just ziptied it on the VRM's. Still waiting for a Fuijypoly 1,5mm thermal pad to come from FrozenCPU, as the one that came with the heatsink is way too thin and there is a air gap between the VRM's and heatsink. No idea if I got lower temps as I mounted a noctua 120mm fan under the kraken fan on my drive cage for more direct airflow to the VRM's. The heatsink does get pretty hot so I think it helps a bit. Max VRM temp I get is about 90C with 1400mV. (
post #98 of 125
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Originally Posted by MeneerVent View Post

Just wondering, how did you get it from the Netherlands?
I got this some time ago, and I just ziptied it on the VRM's. Still waiting for a Fuijypoly 1,5mm thermal pad to come from FrozenCPU, as the one that came with the heatsink is way too thin and there is a air gap between the VRM's and heatsink. No idea if I got lower temps as I mounted a noctua 120mm fan under the kraken fan on my drive cage for more direct airflow to the VRM's. The heatsink does get pretty hot so I think it helps a bit. Max VRM temp I get is about 90C with 1400mV. (

I was able to place an order on this site: http://www.pc-parts.nl

They deliver in Belgium, UK and possibly some other European countries. High transport fees however.

In my case, I had no VRM heratsink before, this is why I got a huge improvement. I don't overclock too much the GPU yet , merrely looking for silence/perfomance tradeoff.

To reduce the air gap between the sink and the VRM, and sanded a bit the bottom of the sink feet. I don't think there's much space left there. Besides, I didn't ziptied it, I enlarged the side holes to use the delievred screws. This way I can apply some pressure on the thermal pad.
Edited by Shine6 - 2/17/14 at 2:23am
post #99 of 125
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Originally Posted by Shine6 View Post

I was able to get the part from Netherland (2 weeks delay) and spent 2 hours to mod it with a dremel.




I had to shorten the fins, enlarge the screw holes and sand a bit the bottom.

Not bad result, compatible with NZXT Kraken G10. I got minus 15-20 °C with this thumb.gif

can you tell me which part that is?
post #100 of 125
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Originally Posted by Spunky424 View Post

can you tell me which part that is?

This one:

http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=1&cid=13&id=62

Version 1 VRM (straight one, not Z shapped)

Take care, both products are sold on the same reference 'ACCESSORIES ENHANCEMENT KIT OF REV. 2 ICY VISION'
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