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Hello, I bought an MSI 390x about 20 days ago and I'm planning to watercool it using a G10 bracket with a Corsair H90, + some heatsinks for the vrm.

My question is, how long should I use and test the card to make sure it works properly before I install the bracket?

I have tested it using 3dmax and several demanding games like: witcher 3, GTA V, Elite Dangerous and Rainbow six siege. I am super happy with the performance but I am worried that the card might die after I install the bracket, my last card was a GTX 570 so I have little experience with AMD.
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Hello, I bought an MSI 390x about 20 days ago and I'm planning to watercool it using a G10 bracket with a Corsair H90, + some heatsinks for the vrm.

My question is, how long should I use and test the card to make sure it works properly before I install the bracket?

I have tested it using 3dmax and several demanding games like: witcher 3, GTA V, Elite Dangerous and Rainbow six siege. I am super happy with the performance but I am worried that the card might die after I install the bracket, my last card was a GTX 570 so I have little experience with AMD.

If you have played with it that significantly, I really doubt that the card is going to die on you. You should be fine.
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Hey Guys! I bought the Kraken G10 the other night along with a Corsair H75 to cool my MSI 980 TI. I've read on various forums that you don't need extra heat sinks to cool the VRM because the card already has them installed. I've also heard from various people that I need to put a 25x25x1.5mm shim on the chip so the H75 can reach it. Is that necessary?
post #5174 of 6391
Hey!

Installed G10 to my Asus Direct cu II 280x. Idles temps are fantastic, about 35 celsius, but in Valley max temps goes to 70. It seems sort of high. I am not sure, if i need to add shims to my card, in the manusel there was said that some AMD cards need additional shims etc.
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Hey Guys! I bought the Kraken G10 the other night along with a Corsair H75 to cool my MSI 980 TI. I've read on various forums that you don't need extra heat sinks to cool the VRM because the card already has them installed. I've also heard from various people that I need to put a 25x25x1.5mm shim on the chip so the H75 can reach it. Is that necessary?

What is the exact model of your GPU and do you have pics? The shim is needed whenever a midplate is used that rises up a little more than the GPU die. Not all mid plates are an issue, some definitely are. You need a heat sink on the VRMs however they are not necessary on the VRAM. Again, some GPUs will come with a design that has a VRM heat sink mounted to the actual PCB and some will have the VRM heat sink integrated into the cooler. If the VRM heat sink is integrated into the cooler then you will need to add a heatsink.
   
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Hey!

Installed G10 to my Asus Direct cu II 280x. Idles temps are fantastic, about 35 celsius, but in Valley max temps goes to 70. It seems sort of high. I am not sure, if i need to add shims to my card, in the manusel there was said that some AMD cards need additional shims etc.

Those numbers are too high IMO. Sounds like you may need to reseat the pump. Before doing that, verify your connections and make sure that the pump is getting a full power. Do you have the fan on the radiator set to exhaust or intake?

While I have not had a ASUS 280x, I have had several Direct CU II cooled GPUS and several strix. ASUS does not typically use a midplate. Do you have any pics?
   
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I haven't yet taken it apart, but this is a picture of what it should look like.

I have the MSI 980 TI 6G.
Is there a way to tell if I need the shim or not before ordering one?
post #5178 of 6391
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I haven't yet taken it apart, but this is a picture of what it should look like.

I have the MSI 980 TI 6G.
Is there a way to tell if I need the shim or not before ordering one?

The midplate should do a good enough job of cooling the VRMs. A lot of people have used the midplate as is without issue.
As for needing a shim, Its easy enough to tell once its apart of course. But as cheap as they are I would just have one on hand in case it is needed. You can search the thread and see if anyone else has installed a G-10 on your GPU model.
   
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The midplate should do a good enough job of cooling the VRMs. A lot of people have used the midplate as is without issue.
As for needing a shim, Its easy enough to tell once its apart of course. But as cheap as they are I would just have one on hand in case it is needed. You can search the thread and see if anyone else has installed a G-10 on your GPU model.
I've found these on eBay. They're not copper, but would they work?http://m.ebay.com/itm/180905731455?_mwBanner=1
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I've found these on eBay. They're not copper, but would they work?http://m.ebay.com/itm/180905731455?_mwBanner=1

No you definitely want the shim to be copper. You will also need to pick up a little thermal paste if you dont have any laying around.
   
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