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post #11 of 24
the arctic cooling has complete instructions for installing heatsinks on ram, and voltage regulators.

They should come with a peel and stick heatsink. VERY easy to put on and they stick.
Reason I say should is because I had to replace my video card so those heatsink are stick once and stay. I took mine off and they wouldn't stick on the new one. I bought arctic silver thermal adhesive which is permanent (only downside) but it does the trick the same. The replacement heatsinks don't come with the peel and stick bottoms.

Edit: after reading the AC website you have to purchase the cooler AND the 470 heatsink set(only 7 $). and it has adhesive, not peel and stick heatsinks.
Instructions come with the heatsink and you can get them online here;
http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/sp...03.html?c=2208


I bought my cooler off ebay and used the instructions on AC's site. Very simple. takes maybe 30 min to put it on.

http://global.ebay.com/Arctic_Coolin...500470447/item
Edited by Crucial09 - 2/2/11 at 12:09pm
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If you do decide on going w/ the Accelero, I have one here:
http://www.overclock.net/cooling-pro...ers-water.html
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Originally Posted by ebolamonkey3 View Post
If you do decide on going w/ the Accelero, I have one here:
http://www.overclock.net/cooling-pro...ers-water.html
Thanks, but shipping across the pond is a big no-no for me.


Anyways, made a decision guys. Got the 470 block I linked to a few posts ago, for £50. Is this how your pictured the connections, AdvanSuper?


And would this be the sort of SLi plug I need to use?
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post #14 of 24
Precisely that is correct!

DD makes and SLI fitting kit, but I wouldn't know where to purchase one on a UK site.

http://www.jab-tech.com/Dangerden-Cr...k-pr-4416.html

Edit : Don't know how reliable this site is, but I found a kit here - http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/14...-Pack_960.html
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i would say get a EK brige. adds some strenth to the cards which you will want with 2 blocks.
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post #16 of 24
He'd be looking at a lot more with the EK bridge since the 3 parts you need aren't that cheap when you add them up. $20 for the bridge then $12 for the links (you need 2) you're looking at over $42 when tax and shipping hits. Besides the EK bridge seems like it would add more weight compared to small SLI fittings.
post #17 of 24
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I was just gonna write that, but you beat me to it. I did a price check, 2 links and a bridge will cost ~£27 + P&P. So that's a no go, even though it does look pretty sexy.

And thanks for the link AdvanSuper, its out of stock now, but I'll look around and see if I can get another one.
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Nice find, +rep! I only checked WatercoolingUK and SpecialTech.
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