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Originally Posted by acanom View Post

Does it hurt to just put TIM under all the thermalpads? IF it´s non conductiv ofc.

Or really just the phase regulators?

Doesn't hurt anything, in fact EK advises people to put bits of tim under the thermal pads.
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post #3312 of 20789
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Originally Posted by skupples View Post

Doesn't hurt anything, in fact EK advises people to put bits of tim under the thermal pads.

Eh, its just a way of saying, you only get enough pad so make it count and don't loose em. Why they ask you to use tim. Only HK has given me enough pad so I don't have to chop it up, especially for the vram.


Otherwise, just buy some. It ain't expensive for the fancy stuff or go w/ a cheap, but still great, large sheet from ebay (chinese sellers, shipping quickly now btw).

edit: pump mounted. Itty, bitty M4 screws they include don't cut w/ the thick CL panels. Luckily, i had some 6mm lying around smile.gif



Edited by wermad - 3/7/14 at 1:02pm
post #3313 of 20789
huh... iv'e never had issues running out of the stock thermal pads.

I just ordered 3 of those black DDC mounts. I'm just going to use left over pieces of old thermals. tongue.gif
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post #3314 of 20789
I really like this heatsink/mount setup and its priced pretty good. Only quibble with be the screws for the rubber pegs/stands. They're a tad too short. Anyways, it was about time i fancy'd the ol' 35x housing tongue.gif
post #3315 of 20789
I have the Swiftech Heatsink, but it's A.) Really ugly, & B.) their thermal pads are disgusting & secrete oil. These should work out well! I went ahead and picked up a third MCP35x2 & the XSPC triple-DDC top as well. Tests show ~10-15% increase in flow rates @ 3500rpm, which isn't amazing, but it costs less than throwing out the MCP35x2 & getting 2x D5's. (if you don't include the price of the housings @ 25$ a piece)
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post #3316 of 20789
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If I go 2 770s in SLI, what´s the best solution ti connect them? Bridge,Terminal or Tubes?

And btw, what´s the difference between bridge and terminal?

And is it better to go serial or parallel?

I direct piped mine in parallel with no blocks or terminals. GPUs need much smaller flow rates because of their large size as compared with CPUs. My GPUs at half the flow run 39C with fans at max speed while CPU runs at 74C.



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Originally Posted by acanom View Post

Does it hurt to just put TIM under all the thermalpads? IF it´s non conductiv ofc.
Or really just the phase regulators?

I can't imagine a scenario where it helps on one chip and not on another.....so I put it on all pads / both sides.
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 3/7/14 at 2:52pm
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Putting the swiftech pump in those ek housings voids the warranty though right?
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post #3318 of 20789
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Putting the swiftech pump in those ek housings voids the warranty though right?

Yeah... The pumps have a seal sticker between the top & the bottom. They are extremely low quality. Mine have come off from heat alone.
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I know I am like a year + late, but I am more than just a little tickled at the quality and performance of EK 7970 blocks. I mean, I already knew that the CPU blocks were gravy, but man...these vga blocks are a work of art that you just dont get a good feel for until they are in your hands and in your machine.
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Putting the swiftech pump in those ek housings voids the warranty though right?

 

Any modification to Swiftech branded pumps voids the warranty (which is incredibly stupid, mind you).

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