I have typed this thread up about five times now. Such is my mental state that I just end up rambling about bugger all and it is all far too long winded lol. I've got a GPU on water I really want on air. However, due to the cack thermal pads (rather stringy mess) Gigabyte fitted the guy I bought it from threw them away. So I have a card on water, see pic. But I want it back on air. See pic. I bought it during the "Oh look how amazing the 3070 is, cheap GPUs for all !" rush for £480. Bonkers, because the guy paid £1400 for it two months previous. However, as I say, no pads. The cooler is mint he never used it. Now. I know with some cards *cough Asus and MSI DODGY AS BALLS COUGH* that sometimes they run a big ole pad into the fins that actually does little. As such it's usually balls. However, from what I can make out Gigabyte did not commit that crime. This is how the card looks with the cooler off (only mine doesn't as it has no pads lol) As you can see, it has a proper full contact plate. As such the pads are very thin. Now. I have no idea how thin. I do know that they all look to be pretty dang thin though. The only thing I could really think of was to go on EK and look at what they tell you to use with a WB. That turned up this. I have ordered two 140x140mm pads. One in 1mm, one in 0.5. Cost me twenty bloody quid or more ! So, I probably sound daft saying this (like I said my mental state is very bad right now) if some of them are say, 1.5mm (which I doubt looking at the contact plate) I can always fudge 0.5 and 1mm together right? BTW I am not asking this stuff so I can sell the GPU. I don't want to sell it, I just want an upgrade from the 2070S I am using ATM, which does not have the chops to run PUBG as I like it and still go like a bat out of hell like it does on my 2080Ti Kingpin. It's rather jarring to continually switch rigs and find that one is not as quick as the other. If that makes sense. It feels really strange on the 2070s.