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Heatpipes On OCZ Reaper DDR3s

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I have 2x 6GB sets of these rams and I want to upgrade the cooler to Noctua D14, which I cant right now because of clearance issues.



Would just cutting off the heatpipes be okay? To be honest, I don't really feel like these get warm at all, and in all my other builds, I just use Corsair XMS or Dominators with the fins removed, so I am hoping that it would not cause these to overheat even without the heatpipes.

Your thoughts?
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it would kill resale value...
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I remember reading a review where they cut the tubes open on these things. They found a fair bit of liquid inside, so if you were to do the same, then you might wanna keep that in mind. Seems like a waste of a weird cooling idea, though. But I think you might wanna remove the heatsinks altogether, if possible.
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Originally Posted by Toransu View Post
I remember reading a review where they cut the tubes open on these things. They found a fair bit of liquid inside, so if you were to do the same, then you might wanna keep that in mind. Seems like a waste of a weird cooling idea, though. But I think you might wanna remove the heatsinks altogether, if possible.
agreed
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