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post #5731 of 6447
That's the exact size I used. When you install it, it might feel like the 1.2mm was enough, but it is. So don't worry. I first thought it didn't make contact, but after starting it up, it was staying under 50C in all but the most taxing of games. (Witcher 3, Division)
post #5732 of 6447
Ok thanks for the info. I need to buy it.
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Ok thanks for the info. I need to buy it.

Yw!

So I returned my FTW to Newegg for store credit. I realized the extra height of the card would cause issues with my planned loop. Anyways, I got my store credit of $679.99 and the only thing in stock was the PNY branded FE 1080 for $699. I pulled the trigger.

Anyone have opinions on PNY from a warranty standpoint? I've never dealt with them before.
post #5734 of 6447
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Originally Posted by Kold View Post

That's the exact size I used. When you install it, it might feel like the 1.2mm was enough, but it is. So don't worry. I first thought it didn't make contact, but after starting it up, it was staying under 50C in all but the most taxing of games. (Witcher 3, Division)

Ugh.... this means the 20mm×20mm×1.0mm shims I bought won't work.

Dammit. Sometimes, I hate being in Canada. I want these things now. Not 3 weeks from now.

Oh well... have the 20mm×20mm×1.2mm shims on the way. Hopefully they don't take too long.
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Yw!

So I returned my FTW to Newegg for store credit. I realized the extra height of the card would cause issues with my planned loop. Anyways, I got my store credit of $679.99 and the only thing in stock was the PNY branded FE 1080 for $699. I pulled the trigger.

Anyone have opinions on PNY from a warranty standpoint? I've never dealt with them before.


PNY has only 2 years of warranty and nowdays it is owned by Palit/Gainward if I can remember correctly. Warranty will be voided if you remove the cooler as far as I know.
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post #5736 of 6447
I just installed the G10 onto a Gigabyte G1 GTX 970 and after adding a aftermarket heat sink on the vrm's using the heat pad from the original heat sink and adding an aftermarket heat sink my GTX 970 idles at 23c and at around 91F outside it is at 25c. This upgrade works fantastic and with everything maxed I don't even worry about temps. One note, the original long screws and thumb screws are marginal at best, I opted for some longer screws and nuts with lock washers (local hardware store), I am using the G10 with an H55 corsair cooler.
post #5737 of 6447
How to you know if the AIO cold plate screws are tight enough? Mine are finger tight and I am concerned about cracking the die on a 390X?
post #5738 of 6447
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How to you know if the AIO cold plate screws are tight enough? Mine are finger tight and I am concerned about cracking the die on a 390X?

I tighten in the x pattern in 1/4 to 1/2 turn increments until it doesnt slide back and forth across the die and stop. Its always worked for me anyway and leaves a good contact pattern after it sets.. Im sure everyone has their little rituals. LOL
   
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post #5739 of 6447

Do you guys think I'd have to put heatsinks on this part I encircled? It had thermal pads on it on the stock cooler.
(Photo from http://www.hardwarebbq.com/zotac-gtx-1070-amp-extreme-edition-gpu-review/2/#jp-carousel-30370)
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post #5740 of 6447
If the thermal pad helped to connect to the overall heat sink, then maybe, probably is going to need some more research after the 1070 has been out longer. You might want to wait till fall. when in doubt though, put a heat sink there. the giveaway is the thermal pad, it was there for a reason. Also be careful of encroaching on the pump.
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