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Old February 13, 2019, 04:43 PM
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So i was looking into getting the kraken g12 but my extra AIO is not supported. I noticed that the g12 is basically nothing but a metal frame. So then im looking around and i found some ghetto setups where they ziptie an aio block to the gpu and put a fan blowing at the vrms.

Im thinking of attempting this but im wondering, while looking at the msi gaming x heatsink I noticed that the vrms and ram seem to be touching it with thermal pads. That leads me to think that just a fan blowing at the bare vrms and ram wont be quite enough. What do you guys think?
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Old February 13, 2019, 05:21 PM
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I wouldn't worry too much about it, but if you are concerned, see if you can find some stick-on ramsinks. I luckily held onto all the extra ramsinks/vrm heatsinks that came with various kits and coolers over the years and have a secret stash for times like these.
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Yeah i have a bag of heatsinks too but im not sure i want to glue them on. MSI seems to be cool with using aftermarket coolers as long as you put back the original shroud in the case of an RMA. But glued on heatsinks might f up things. Hmmm , more research Is needed.
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Old February 13, 2019, 06:20 PM
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Gamers nexus has a video up about coolers like the g12. Essentially the ram and vrms just need airflow.

What AIO do you have that's not compatible with the g12? TBH, for the price of a 140mm AIO I would personally feel a lot better buying one that fits the g12 then red-greening a gpu that will cost you $700+ to replace (2070).
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Old February 13, 2019, 06:41 PM
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if want kick butt cooling

active cooling the thing to use T.E.C (peltier) only need to insolate

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I have the 2018 h60 (received that from an rma of the 2013 version). Its current installed on a xeon mod pc i never use..
Its not entirely necessary tbh, its just I noticed my temps are roughly 10 to 15 degrees more hot since the addition of the 980ti (62ish).

I was disappointed the g12 wasn't compatible (i think its cause of the square design of the water block). Im kinda getting out of control with buying stuff for this pc sooooo...
Then i saw the ziptie video and the wheels started turning!

Edit: cptn, you posted as i posted, is that a 2080ti on the last page? That looks pretty evil scientist like !

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funny you call me that, peeps @ work nick named that LoL

yes waiting on waterblocks, and your correct a Ti
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Lol! Nice.

So none of the compatible aios for the g12 are less than 90$ grrrrrrrr!
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Lol! Nice.

So none of the compatible aios for the g12 are less than 90$ grrrrrrrr!

Uh. What size? The 140mm H55 is $80 on amazon, and thats WAY more than enough cooling power for a 1080ti...
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Any size, preferably the smallest. That one isn't the right model CW-9060010-WW , apparently it only takes CW-906006-WW for forrsair.
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