Originally Posted by morencyam
Hey guys, I made my own thread about this but received no input so I though I'd come here and ask.
I recently tore my loop apart for some reworking and much needed cleaning. When I removed the GPU waterblocks(EK FC470GTX) I ruined the thermal pads that were already in place so now I need to get replacements. I know I can buy the EK branded ones from PPCs and FCPU, but I'm trying to save money anyway I can right now.
So I consulted the instruction sheet that came with the waterblocks and found out I need 1mm thick pads. Then I went to good ol' eBay and found a 100m x 100mm x 1mm silicone thermal pad. After some quick math I decided 1 sheet would be enough to replace everything that I ruined. It has a thermal conductivity rating of 3.2 W/mk.
So my question is would this pad work well with my waterblocks or should I try to find something with a higher thermal conductivity rating?
I've purchased sheets of thermal pad from the ebay chinese sellers for a while now and I've never had an issue w/ the pads. As long as its the thickness required for the application you're good
. Since I frequently change gpu(s) (
), I have some extra 0.5mm, 1.0mm, and 1.5mm pads for spares. I recently redid all four of my Ltg. blocks and I replaced the majority of the pad as i prefer single large pieces rather then numerous small pieces. There was no temp difference between the old stock ek pads vs the chinese ones. I usually get blue or gray. Most of these are marketed for laptops so its should be good for wc gpu.
Btw, is your "scratch" build back on??? Edited by wermad - 11/12/13 at 2:33pm