Question Opinions wanted: Cooling the 5700XT - Washer Mod or Morpheus II?


So I watched Timmy Joe last night and he couldn't recommend the arctic cooling setup. It had problems keeping the RAM cool because the fans couldn't reach the RAM heatsinks.

So I'm debating between the Morpheus II and the Washer Mod by Steve @ Gamers Nexus.

And I have a question about the Washer Mod. Do you apply thermal paste to the memory chips as well? Or do you just replace the thermal pads? And what would you use for the thermal paste?

The idea here isn't to get a massive overclock. I would be thrilled if I could sustain 2GHz. This is more about long term life of the card and components. A 20C Delta is a serious boost to longevity of components.