Originally Posted by anteh
I used a 25x25x16 shim from a guy on ebay.co.uk
Would a 980/980ti die be the same size or require the same size shim as a 970?
Originally Posted by HunterVee
I started with a shim 25x25x2mm i had produced for me (not everyone has that privilege sadly), finding these in europe was a no go, and ordering from ebay stated some 3 weeks delivery.
In the end? ditched the shim, had the midplate cut for me today in my factory.
In the process the Aluminium cast-off from the cutting soiled the original thermal pads, so i removed them, measured, counted, and order Thermal Grizzly Minus Pads 8's to replace.
Also ordered the Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut since i read around it beats the MX-4 i have.
In shorts, Front rad X61 is now connected to the 980ti, temps now never break 53c after a couple gaming hours, cpu though, ugh.
So ordered another X61 to replace the X31 i previously had on my 980ti, it will serve as top exhaust.
Also i have a Noctua 92mm fan on the way from the UK since i find the fan that came with the G10 a bit audible (for my taste) in full speed.
Plus new CableMod cables to replace the default ones that came with my EVGA SuperNova G2.
When all of the products arrive ill do the assembly v1.564 since 564 times is about the amount of times i had opened that case and fiddled the config of parts.
I really would prefer not to cut the midplate...
so i decided to try to figure out a shim situation. Didnt feel like waiting for china shipping though so i got creative.
Found an old heatsink and measured the thickness of it. 1/16th of an inch comes out to 1.54mm so pretty spot on.
So when i got home, i got to work and drilled out the mounts.
then i managed to pop it off the heatsink it was attached to
though the back will need a little more lapping/polishing
25x25mm square template, ready. Will likely get this cut down to size soon!Edited by Helgaiden - 8/8/16 at 11:25pm