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    Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    I want to overclock my 8800gts and get a bit quieter cooling solution stock fan is noisy I hate to think what the ATI one sounds like if the 8800 is quieter!

    Cheers

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    Re: Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    Quote Originally Posted by rob4001 View Post
    I want to overclock my 8800gts and get a bit quieter cooling solution stock fan is noisy I hate to think what the ATI one sounds like if the 8800 is quieter!

    Cheers
    Zalman VF1000LED with ZM-RHS88
    Review available here

    Around £50 from QuietPC, pricey, but quiet.

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    Re: Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    Quote Originally Posted by Thor View Post
    Zalman VF1000LED with ZM-RHS88
    Review available here

    Around £50 from QuietPC, pricey, but quiet.
    Nice, thanks for posting that.. cant wait to get it

    Do you think it would be difficult to remove the original 8800 cooler?

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    Re: Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    Quote Originally Posted by WannaPiEcE View Post
    Nice, thanks for posting that.. cant wait to get it

    Do you think it would be difficult to remove the original 8800 cooler?
    Not difficult at all, I took my stock 8800GTX cooler off within minutes, I've got an EK Waterblock on mine atm.

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    Re: Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    There's also the Thermalright HR-03 PLus, which fits on a GTX as well as a GTS so I've read. One slight disadvantage is that you need to buy your own 92mm fan for it, but that does mean it's as quiet as you want it to be, and even with a low RPM quiet fan, such as a Scythe, it still out-performs the stock cooler.

    Another thing about it is that with a fan, the entire graphics card takes up 5 PCI slots, so depending on the motherboard layout, you may or may not be able to fit a seperate sound card in.

    With a fan, the price is similar to the Zalman cooler.

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    Re: Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    that zalman is awesome.. silent pc here i come

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    Re: Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    Out of interest is it only EVGA that will still give you warrenty on cards with replacement heatsinks? Also is there anywhere that sells pre-modded graphics cards?

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    Re: Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio View Post
    Out of interest is it only EVGA that will still give you warrenty on cards with replacement heatsinks? Also is there anywhere that sells pre-modded graphics cards?
    I'd imagine that you could still use the warranty on the card just as long as you put the original stock cooler back on, how would they know?
    The only pre-modded ones that I've seen are the Watercooled editions, maybe that will change within a few months or so.

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    Re: Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    which one did u end up getting?
    im thinking of the thermalright because it seems to have better performance?

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/T...-03Plus/4.html

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    Re: Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    Quote Originally Posted by r_j_k_p View Post
    which one did u end up getting?
    im thinking of the thermalright because it seems to have better performance?

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/T...-03Plus/4.html
    Damn those are good temps for the Thermalright cooler.

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    Re: Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    ye def agree
    so good infact im thinking of getting it to put on my gtx..

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=679603

    and for the 92mm fan i wanted something with an LED.. because shiny lights are nice

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=396712




    what do u guys think?

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    Re: Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    Quote Originally Posted by r_j_k_p View Post
    ye def agree
    so good infact im thinking of getting it to put on my gtx..

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=679603

    and for the 92mm fan i wanted something with an LED.. because shiny lights are nice

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=396712

    what do u guys think?
    I'd get this fan instead of that 92mm LED NorthQ: Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E 120mm Fan 1200 RPM @ £12.33
    I've got 4 of these Scythe fans in my pc now and they are virtually silent and give decent airflow.

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    Re: Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    thanks for that suggestion but i wanted something with an LED.

    do u know any other 92mm fans that you would recommend that are less that 1500 rpm, because i want it virtually silent and something with an led?

    because i was going to go for the zalman vf1000led because it looked really nice... especially with the LED fan..

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    Re: Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    Doesn't a silly size cooler like the HR-03 block off all the other slots on a motherboard though? The size of the thing looks like at a bare minimum it'd obscure the next two slots...

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    Re: Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio View Post
    Doesn't a silly size cooler like the HR-03 block off all the other slots on a motherboard though? The size of the thing looks like at a bare minimum it'd obscure the next two slots...
    Not to mention adding a fan to it, good luck going SLi in the future, heh.

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    Re: Best vga air cooling for 8800gts/gtx

    Quote Originally Posted by r_j_k_p View Post
    thanks for that suggestion but i wanted something with an LED.

    do u know any other 92mm fans that you would recommend that are less that 1500 rpm, because i want it virtually silent and something with an led?

    because i was going to go for the zalman vf1000led because it looked really nice... especially with the LED fan..
    If the NorthQ 120mm fan I have is anything to go by, then the 92mm one should as good as so I'd stick with that if you want quiet and flashy.

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