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    What are the chances of getting a V1 cooler?

    I'm going to be upgrading soon, to two HD5770s (most likely ASUS, as they're one of the only images shown with the V1 cooler), but I was wondering what the realistic chances of getting a V1 cooler is?

    I know that the V2 cooler is technically better, but I don't like its lack of RAMsinks/VRM heatsinks, and above all else: It looks pretty bad. Aesthetics are pretty important for me, I run a techstation type thing, so I see my computer a lot.

    So I guessed that this was the best place to ask the question.

    Any insight would be helpful, thanks.

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    Re: What are the chances of getting a V1 cooler?

    Get a saphire vapor-x. Better looking, quieter, guaranteed to be what you see and much cooler as well! ~£130 from scan.

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    Re: What are the chances of getting a V1 cooler?

    OTOH head over to ebay where there are tons of v1 for sale because stupid people upgrade after 3 days of use

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    Re: What are the chances of getting a V1 cooler?

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    OTOH head over to ebay where there are tons of v1 for sale because stupid people upgrade after 3 days of use
    Umm only 2 actual auctions I can see, all the rest are from "buy it now" overpriced fleabay shops, that's probably more down to stock availibility than anything else.

    Must admit I prefer the design on the originaly cooler with it's vapor chamber and full shroud over the new 8mm heatpipe flower cooler.

    here's the only comparrison I can find off hand

    http://en.expreview.com/2009/12/04/r...ison/6015.html

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