I'm replacing my 1080 Ti FE cooler with an Accelero and trying to find the best VRM/VRAM cooling solution. The Accelero includes basic RAM and VRM sinks, which will work but are going to be a pain to install properly, and there's the additional failure mode of thermal tape failure. The FE cooler uses a large metal plate with affixed thermal pads for VRM and VRAM cooling (see http://www.startlr.com/wp-content/u...-gtx-1080-ti-the-road-to-the-new-flagship.jpg). This seems like the best solution in terms of relative simplicity (no need to affix tiny individual heatsinks to specific chips) and reliability (screwed to the board, so no possibility of adhesive failure). However, while some have been able to use the FE cooler's metal plate and blower assembly along with an AIO cooler, it's impossible to do this with the Accelero because the blower and shroud frame are part of the same metal piece. Some non-reference designs seem to have a similar plate but not attached to the rest of the heatsink assembly, e.g. https://cms-images.idgesg.net/images/article/2016/06/evga-gtx-1080-ftw-acx-3-100668058-orig.png (and I've seen similar images from other brands). Even if it was possible to obtain one of these plates individually (which it isn't), they may not work on an FE. Does anyone know of a similar cooling plate available standalone, or really any other VRM cooling solution more robust than thermal tape + tiny individual heatsinks?