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I haven't had much time to play around with benchmarks. I had a test I had to review for last night, but I'll get the results up today.
     
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Question I see you went with the aluminum heatsinks, I was wondering if copper ones would be a better choice since they dissipate heat better.
I was looking at these:
http://www.amazon.com/Cosmos-Copper-Cooling-Heatsinks-cooler/dp/B00637X42A/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1398169052&sr=8-14&keywords=kraken+g10

Also what's the size of the heatsinks you bought 11x11x5?

PS: I'm pretty sure with leaving the thermal pad on alone without heatsinks your hindering it from cooling. I feel that the pad doesn't dissipate the heat and that it is just blocking what airflow would cool the VRM's.
Edited by ldewitt - 4/22/14 at 7:53am
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I went with the aluminum ones because I was afraid the copper ones wound be too heavy and fall off. Regarding the thermal strip, I was actually thinking the same thing. I'll remove it and see if it is any cooler with just the fan. I'll post a link to the heatsinks I used after I'm done with class.
     
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When it's been verified that it all runs like it's supposed to, any chance you guys know any decent shops around the US (Nowhere to be found in EU yet), where it is in stock, or at least may be within a reasonable time frame?

The best way that I can get it sorted out is via a shop (reciept required for the way I get it sent to Europe, no Ebay in other words), preferably a place with both the VRAM heatsinks and the Kraken G10 (links supplied for both would be appreciated).

The coolers themselves (thinking Corsair) I'll buy over here, anything else I should be aware of?
Cheers for all the help this far guys smile.gif
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Don't know what color your looking for but i just got mine off newegg there a very reputable company i've been buying my pc gear(when its cheaper than amazon LOL) from for a good couple of years:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=kraken+g10&N=-1&isNodeId=1

as for the Mini VRam heatsinks says 5-15 days for delivery for these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2XC1DY5959

I just ordered copper ones along with corsair h55 and the kraken g10 today. Can't wait to get mine in order, ill let you guys know how the copper vram heat sinks work. These are the ones i bought:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00637X42A/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

(2 packs)

Got the Kraken g10 off NewEgg
Then the Vram Heatsinks and Corsair H55 off of Amazon
Edited by ldewitt - 4/22/14 at 12:50pm
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So while the G10 fit without an issue, overclocking has been somewhat strange. I was able to get through Heaven with the core set to 1400Mhz, but my overall score dropped compared to the windforce cooler.... Not sure what's up here. Maybe the VRM's are throttling the card due to heat?
     
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wow thats really wierd in that heaven score... Hmm?
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I'm seriously thinking it's the VRM cooling. If this is the case, a simple heat sink should do the job, it just needs to be big enough.
     
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Aye, hows the VRAM temps looking when running it? Just wanna know if I should worry about that, gonna be the final question before I order it. Hoping to find the black one in stock somewhere.

Also, do you reckon there'd be enough space in the case for both a Corsair H60 and a Corsair H105? According to what I could read there should be room for both, just wanting to reassure and now that I've got a hold of the experts I guess this would be the best place to check up on it.
Edited by Zehheal - 4/23/14 at 2:38am
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