Originally Posted by pauldovi
I think I will go with the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme and the HR-05 (NB) to start off with.
I think the stock video cooler would be okay, but since I reseated it, the heatsink does not make contact with the memory chips.
You need to keep those foam pads in place. If everything goes as planned, when you stick the 2 halves back together, perfect contact should again be made. One caveat, it uses up a ton of AS5. I applied it, put it all back together, but wanted to see me spread to double check. It seems as if the amount that I thought was adequate the first time around, was only like 1/3 of what was really needed.
Edit***unless you have lost your thermal pads due to water cooling....
***Good choice of the TR120. I beleive the extra 20 bucks will be well invested into your current set-up and future rigs.