- Apr 21, 2011
- 494 (0.20/day)
- Hesperus IV
|Processor||AMD Phenom II X6, 1055T|
|Motherboard||MSI (cant remember model..)|
|Cooling||Antec Kühler + extra fans (Antec, Zalman, Coolermaster, Generic brand)|
|Memory||8Gb (2 x 4Gb)|
|Video Card(s)||ATI Radeon HD6870|
|Storage||Samsung 1TB, 320 Seagate, 250 Samsung|
|Case||ANTEC Sonata III 500 (found/salvaged + modified)|
|Audio Device(s)||8Ch + Harman Kardon 2.1 (modified, electronics in JVC wood speakers)|
|Power Supply||It's made in Denmark, never seen a PSU made there..|
|Software||Win7 X64 Ultimate|
I have not read this thread completely, but I'll give my two cents. The compound you use should depend a little on the type of mounting for the GPU. If you have push-pins and springs, use a thinner compound. If it mounts with screws, you can use a thicker one. Using a tick compound requires more pressure to spread it out properly, and springs & push-pins won't do that for you.
Also, another forum member mentions some sort of "pads" that are on the RAM of the graphics card, should I just so if I would mess things up, order some thermal pads at the same time? I do know I need to find out the thickness of the ones on the card.
I assume the screws should be mounted in a criss/cross pattern so it spreads out properly?
(Thinking of same procedure mounting a cylinder to a motorcycle engine).
Thanks for the heads up!