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Poll Results: Will you be watercooling yours?

 
  • 70% (46)
    Yes
  • 29% (19)
    No
65 Total Votes  
post #181 of 193
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Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post

Ok, so the product comes with pads that are to be used. Though is that in conjunction with paste as well?

Yeah you can use the thermal pad that come with it but I suggest putting a little bit more thermal paste. I put a small amount and it only lasted me a few months before I started having heating issues again. Also put the thermal paste in an X pattern for the GPU core. I put a line but it didn't spread out good enough so I had to redo it. The X recommended by EK did pretty well. This was how I thermal paste it but It was too thin

post #182 of 193
Or as I said in my original post, you could just get 1mm pads and be done with it forever.
post #183 of 193
Gigabyte would not admit to any defect in the block.

They also had contradicting responses when asked about the use of thermal pads and paste simultaneously. The first guy said it was not needed. Then I showed them their manual and the second gentlemen said that using pads + paste is not necessary however increases cooling capabilities. Then a third person said it was required period.

What about a third party fan shroud like NZXT's G10 or something similar? What would I then use for the block?
post #184 of 193
EK makes the block, not Gigabyte. If you actually did ask Gigabyte I'm surprised you got a response at all.

If you use a G10 bracket you install a CLC on such as Corsair H50. You'd then have to buy separate ram and VRM heatsinks and won't run into this problem because you won't be using a fullcover block.
post #185 of 193
Correct it was EK I asked. Gigabyte does respond to queries, though their portal system is so poor you can't even get into it most of the time. Asus is conveniently like that was well - makes you wonder.

Yes, looks like G10 won't be suitable for the G1 layout.
post #186 of 193
If you're trying to find a "fullcover CLC block" I don't think such a thing exists. With some other cards that use a separate midplate for cooling memory chips and VRMs, you could just throw on the G10+CLC, and then install an 80mm fan (or whatever the bracket allows) that blow cool air at the VRM section. With the G1 since core, memory, and VRM cooling is all integrated into one heatsink, throwing on a CLC means taking the entire assembly off, and buying separate memory and VRM heatsinks.
post #187 of 193
Keep in mind the G10 and similar products, do come with a fan to manage VRM/memory etc. Though I wonder about the shape and component layout of the G1 getting coverage by said fan.

This was the official documentation I found
and specifically concerning non reference.


I have asked NZXT just in case they have a suggestion.
Edited by Hollywood - 12/28/15 at 3:03pm
post #188 of 193
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Originally Posted by magnek View Post

Or as I said in my original post, you could just get 1mm pads and be done with it forever.

I agree with this. Even after trying the cheaper method of paste and pads. I end up having to go this route. Might as well get it done right the first time around
post #189 of 193
Ive expanded my H220X and im thinking of putting a block on my G1, my question, is it worth going water with the card?
Only thjng makjng me say yes is the length of the card overall, in my air 540 with a 360mm rad and fans im extremely close.
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Corsair Dominator GT 1866 3x2 gbs 1TB Samsung Spinpoint Lite-On DVD drive EK Supreme LTX Water Block 
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z97 RIG
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Apophis
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k MSI z97 Gaming 7 Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 G Skill Ares 16gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX100 256gb Seagate Barracuda 2tb Corsair H70 Windows 7 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC 24 inch 144hz  Razer Blackwidow chroma EVGA 850 G Silient Corsair Air 540 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Chroma Generic On-board Audio 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core i7 920 D0@ 4.2 1.25625 vcore EVGA Classified 760 EVGA GTX 470 SC+ EVGA GTX 470 SC+ 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Corsair Dominator GT 1866 3x2 gbs 1TB Samsung Spinpoint Lite-On DVD drive EK Supreme LTX Water Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK EVGA Classified Full Motherboard Block EK GTX 470 Acetal/Copper Water Block EK GTX 470 Acetal/Copper Water Block Winows 7 PRO 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung ToC 24" Razer Black Widow Seasonic Platinum 1000 watt CoolerMaster HAF 932 
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post #190 of 193
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Originally Posted by v1ral View Post

Ive expanded my H220X and im thinking of putting a block on my G1, my question, is it worth going water with the card?
Only thjng makjng me say yes is the length of the card overall, in my air 540 with a 360mm rad and fans im extremely close.

Only if you during a custom OC BIOS on it and pushing 1580 mhz + on the card and a control freak who wants it to be as cold as possible.

If so then yes, but the air cooler is great too, just upgrade the thermal paste and pads and it should be fine wink.gif
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