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Originally Posted by Cr0yant View Post

So just an update; I decided to try to install the G10 without removing the base plate or filing the brackets down... and I think I failed miserably. After the install, card temps were fluctuating WILDLY on the desktop (I'm talking jumping from 50* to 75*). I made the stupid decision to see what could be causing it by opening up a few GPU info programs... yeah, the card spiked to 95* and was climbing, so I immediately killed power to the rig and promptly removed the G10.

I think I'm going to try this again sometime removing the base plate and then seeing if I can get good contact between the GPU core and the Antec Kuhler 620... until then, I'm sticking with the ACX cooler.

Belfort, how'd your install go?

I think that without removing the base plate you won't have contact between the GPU core and the cooler surface. If you don't want to file down the base plate you'll need to use a copper shim to transfer the heat.

By the way, I'm not sure if this solution will keep your room cooler. You are just changing the heat transfer medium. The amount of generated heat will be the same.
    
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2 x NZXT Kraken X40 Lots of fans Windows 7 64 bits Ultimate viewsonic VP2770-LED 
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SEVENTEAM ATX 850W V-FORCE ST-850ZAF Thermaltake Commander msi Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1 
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