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This isn't my personal card, but this is essentially the PCB for my card. And they did just say VRAM, but if I may (one more time) where are the VRMs? Thank you so much for the explanations.

There seems to be some mistake. VRM is not VRAM. VRM stands for voltage regulator module.




The large black flat-ish chips around the core are the RAM.
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So I this is my first post, and I apologize if this isn't in the right area, but throughout my search for a waterblock for my MSI R9 390 I came across the Kraken G10 and have heard great things about it. With both of my monitors running and playing Witcher 3, my card was hitting ~92 degrees. Out of curiosity, I messaged NZXT about the compatibility for my card and their response was "...it does look like it CAN fit but you might need some copper shims for the die connecting to the cooler along with some heatsinks to passively cool all the VRAMs that are closer to the ports" I guess my questions are, does anyone have this same card and a Kraken G10? Where do I put the heatsinks and shims?

U don't need a shim. Skip the nzxt-backplate, keep the original back- & midplates. Then put some copper heatsinks on the vrms.

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post #5473 of 6464
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This isn't my personal card, but this is essentially the PCB for my card. And they did just say VRAM, but if I may (one more time) where are the VRMs? Thank you so much for the explanations.

Not good enough, need to have the exact variant of the card you have. Not sure why the NZXT support team would say you need a shim if they didnt think you had a midplate. Does your card have a backplate and midplate?
   
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Hello everyone. Thanks for such a nice thread. I wanted to share a solution I found for sagging card due to heavy load that G10 creates.

I have a GTX 970 and it comes with a backplate. However, I didn't want to use it when installing G10 and Asetek 570LC to be able to put some heatsinks on vrams on the back side of the card. So I placed a fan under it to support the card. I know that it might not be appealing to many people but some might find it useful.


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Not good enough, need to have the exact variant of the card you have. Not sure why the NZXT support team would say you need a shim if they didnt think you had a midplate. Does your card have a backplate and midplate?




This is my card. It has both back and mid plates.
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U don't need a shim. Skip the nzxt-backplate, keep the original back- & midplates. Then put some copper heatsinks on the vrms.

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So it would be safe to put copper heatsinks directly on the vrms? Also, should I put heatsinks on the midplate over the ram? Thank you for the reply.
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So it would be safe to put copper heatsinks directly on the vrms? Also, should I put heatsinks on the midplate over the ram? Thank you for the reply.

the mid plate gives some form of cooling so no need. copper heatsinks are safe as they have adhesive below to stick onto the vrms. i believe Gelid has them or u can source them from ebay or amazon. some though have reported these heatsinks falling off over time.

personally, i would only use the G10 on cards that have prebuilt heatsinks on the vrms.

vram cooling is not a must as the temps are fine without heatsinks. no harm putting them though
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will the g10 fit the evga gtx 980ti classified with a 120/140mm corsair aio? or the 1080
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So it would be safe to put copper heatsinks directly on the vrms? Also, should I put heatsinks on the midplate over the ram? Thank you for the reply.
I have no experience with that particular plate but one thing you can do is get VRM heatsinks from GELID. I have seen success with tall square aluminum HS as well. Apply heatsinks directly to RAM and VRM, do not use any between heat-sink and VRM. If you are adventurous and you can cut/drill metal you can try to combine the G10 with the large heat sinks from stock 290 /290x BF edition with the G10. The important thing seems to be (a) good thermal contact (b) significant amount of metal directly over VRM (c) good surface area and airflow through that metal.
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Anybody else uses copper shims to have a better clearance with the "aftermarket vrm/memory cover" and the gpu bracket holder just like in this video???thumb.gif starts at 8:25

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2SFSYl60jk
Edited by Badexample - 6/14/16 at 10:28pm
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