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How to cool power delivery on 780 Lightning

Hi,

 

I have an MSI 780 Lightning going into a watercooled build and was wondering how I could cool the power delivery side of things.

Now the MSI 780 Lightning has a heat spreader that definitely cools the VRAM, but there are fins next to all of the power delivery components. Here is a link to a picture of the PCB with the heatspreader attached: http://cdn.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/MSI-GeForce-GTX-780-Lightning_PCB.jpg

If I do need some sort of exotic cooling solution since I am using an EK thermosphere which is a universal block as they do not sell the full covers where I am from, please could somebody recommend what I should do to cool them.

Thanks in advance.

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I would pick up a different block. A full cover block would be what you're looking for. Either that or pick up some third party heat spreaders and make sure you have plenty of air going to it from many fans. 

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Lots of items that I want in Aust arent here so we buying them internationally, considering the price of the card and the investment into watercooling, just buy one directly from EK and get it sent to you.

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Moved to Water Cooling.

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I'd try and source a full block. You've got a card built for overclocking so might as well get a good cooling solution.

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OP: If you already have the Thermosphere, then you can try to reuse the cooling plate on the GPU, buy universal VRM/VRAM copper heatsinks, or buy a universal GPU VRM block. I would personally approach these solutions in order (atleast the first two) before resorting to buying a full cover block.

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