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I purchased a 7900gt and was about to put my custom cooling onto it when I noticed there was no GPU shim. Aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgh!@#$% So the question is this, what should I do. I'm afraid that I may crack the core of this thing if there's too much torsion applied.

Also I was thinking about going with this cooler:

Zalman VF900-CU

Any good? Any reviews, comparisons? Couldn't find one.

Any input on it is much apreciated.

Thanks,

Devin
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there are a couple of posts in nvidia cooling with links for the vf-900. Its supposed to be slightly better than the vf-700. I was planning on mounting custom cooling on my 7900gtx as well. Hope I don't run into the same problems.

Edit: this is a 7900gtx cooler off.
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Same thing as mine. Be carefull if making custom cooler. Too much force, especially torsion, will crack the core and kill the GPU.

My stock cooler has standoff shims on the heatsink itself. I think the Vf900 would probably be OK. I'll try that when I get my second one.

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I installed a MCW60 on my 7900GT, it does not have a cover on it, and I never even thought of damaging it, and it is fine.
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