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Hi Ultisym

Thanks for your reply. Im happy with that info! Do i really need vrm heatsink if I will not overclock that card? I saw few ppl saying that its only needed when overvolting gpu, otherwise not necesery. If I need them can u give me some examples of that vrm heatsinks? Im from Poland so its hard to find anything else but vram heatsinks. Any brand name or model will be fine. I will try to find it here coz shipment from usa is like 30usd which is ten times more than heatsink price...

Thanks again!
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Hmm, I think I'll have to mull over the Define R5 vs. Define S thing a little longer. Decisions, decisions...
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I did not get the opportunity to read all 170 pages, but are there any specific VRM/VRAM heatsinks that you would recommend for a GTX 970? Also, is the stock 92mm suffiecent or would you recommend upgrading to a noctua?
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I did not get the opportunity to read all 170 pages, but are there any specific VRM/VRAM heatsinks that you would recommend for a GTX 970? Also, is the stock 92mm suffiecent or would you recommend upgrading to a noctua?

There are several heatsinks you can get for VRAM. People have the most luck with the aluminum ones staying on. Heatsinks on the VRAM are pretty much of no use unless you are planning on really pushing a memory OC. Even then most notice no contribution. That said, keeping electrical components cooler is always better. Just realize few do this.

The 92mm fan that comes with the G-10 is perfectly adequate assuming two things.
1 You need to make sure there is a heatsink on the VRMs after you remove the cooler. Not all GPUs have a heat sink connected directly to the PCB. If your GPU does not have a VRM heatsink built on to the PCB you will need to add one.

2 Some 970s have the VRMs on the front side of the GPU closer to the output than on the rear of the GPU where the G-10s 92mm fan is located. If this is the case, you will need to rig up some sort of cooling for the VRMS on the front of the GPU. This is really pretty easy.

Which 970 do you have? perhaps we can get you a more definitive answer.
   
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There are several heatsinks you can get for VRAM. People have the most luck with the aluminum ones staying on. Heatsinks on the VRAM are pretty much of no use unless you are planning on really pushing a memory OC. Even then most notice no contribution. That said, keeping electrical components cooler is always better. Just realize few do this.

The 92mm fan that comes with the G-10 is perfectly adequate assuming two things.
1 You need to make sure there is a heatsink on the VRMs after you remove the cooler. Not all GPUs have a heat sink connected directly to the PCB. If your GPU does not have a VRM heatsink built on to the PCB you will need to add one.

2 Some 970s have the VRMs on the front side of the GPU closer to the output than on the rear of the GPU where the G-10s 92mm fan is located. If this is the case, you will need to rig up some sort of cooling for the VRMS on the front of the GPU. This is really pretty easy.

Which 970 do you have? perhaps we can get you a more definitive answer.

I have a GTX 970 SSC. I have a 200mm side fan on my Phantom 820 and I can angle a 140mm to directly face my GFX card. I would use thermal tape to attach it yes?
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I have a GTX 970 SSC. I have a 200mm side fan on my Phantom 820 and I can angle a 140mm to directly face my GFX card. I would use thermal tape to attach it yes?

Is this your GPU?

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2015/05/08/evga-geforce-gtx-970-ssc-acx-2-0-review/1

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That appears to be it.

The midplate actually helps spread that heat out so I think you will be ok doing it the way you mentioned. Make sure there is plenty of air blowing over that part of the midplate covering the VRMs. Additionally, with the midplate you may need a shim to clear the midplate and get a solid connection between the chip and the pump cold plate. They are cheap as well.
   
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What would be the best option price/performance wise to install with G10-s I see X41 is very popular here, or is there a better option now ?
Edited by outofmyheadyo - 1/25/16 at 1:13pm
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The midplate actually helps spread that heat out so I think you will be ok doing it the way you mentioned. Make sure there is plenty of air blowing over that part of the midplate covering the VRMs. Additionally, with the midplate you may need a shim to clear the midplate and get a solid connection between the chip and the pump cold plate. They are cheap as well.

Does the midplate act as an additional heatsink, or is it just purely for support? Is it still possible to mount heatsinks with the midplate on? If so, might you recommend some heatsinks and a shim? I am considering switching to a Gigabyte Xtreme edition, would this be a wise choice? Sorry for all the questions, I am just getting my system where it is settled and I can be happy for another year. I am also considering the mount and backplate from richie, any advice or ideas about his product vs the G10?
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