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Yes it does! but the heat pipes block one of the crossfire tabs. My XFX card only has one Tab so i have to keep it on the bottom slot so its not being blocked.

GREAT! .. Seems like its worth investing in one of those bastards .. But I have 2 Sapphires, both have 2 CF connectors, so I should be fine? .. I'm not planning getting trifire or anything

Another thing - how is it .. is it loud? Is it worth the buck (honestly) .. Give me a mini review if you like - I will rather hear from daily users of a product, than reading reviews - I will mostly get a REAL meaning this way
Edited by FreakaZoidDK - 5/27/11 at 12:06pm
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Took apart my 8800GT a few months ago, cleaned it out/reapplied TIM and saw a 15C drop at load. That could have had something to do with the card being 4 years old, and the gigantic wad of dust that had collected in the heat sink though... TIM was crusty when I took it apart.
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Took apart my 8800GT a few months ago, cleaned it out/reapplied TIM and saw a 15C drop at load. That could have had something to do with the card being 4 years old, and the gigantic wad of dust that had collected in the heat sink though... TIM was crusty when I took it apart.
Thank you for your input - my cards arent that old, and they are being cleaned on a regular basis - cleaning my PC for dust minimum 1 time a month .. 15c drop seems like massive
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There are very few reviews on this cooler...

I love it! Ran with just the XFX card for about 3 Months and i could not stand the sound of the stock brick style cooler. When OC'ing the card perviously i would easily hit 85-90C so i had to turn up the fan speed. Anything over 60% was too loud for me to stand.

I ordered this cooler from Newegg.ca for about $40CAD. took about 30-45mins to take off the old one, clean the old TIM off and install the Setsugen with AS5.

The 120x10mm Slipstream fan is silent next to the 200mm fans in my case. It comes with a stupid dial to change the speed of the fan speed but i just keep it at full speed and tucked the dial out of sight in my case.

My case also case very high airflow aswell with 3 200mm fans and 2 120mm fans so i dont have to worry about heat buildup at all. Not sure about your case, but that should not be an issue.

The highest temp ive seen with the cooler installed is 66C OC'd to 980/1375
If you have 2 Crossfire tabs on your cards i would highly recommend this Cooler!
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There are very few reviews on this cooler...

I love it! Ran with just the XFX card for about 3 Months and i could not stand the sound of the stock brick style cooler. When OC'ing the card perviously i would easily hit 85-90C so i had to turn up the fan speed. Anything over 60% was too loud for me to stand.

I ordered this cooler from Newegg.ca for about $40CAD. took about 30-45mins to take off the old one, clean the old TIM off and install the Setsugen with AS5.

The 120x10mm Slipstream fan is silent next to the 200mm fans in my case. It comes with a stupid dial to change the speed of the fan speed but i just keep it at full speed and tucked the dial out of sight in my case.

My case also case very high airflow aswell with 3 200mm fans and 2 120mm fans so i dont have to worry about heat buildup at all. Not sure about your case, but that should not be an issue.

The highest temp ive seen with the cooler installed is 66C OC'd to 980/1375
If you have 2 Crossfire tabs on your cards i would highly recommend this Cooler!

I have a rather old Case .. old Chieftec Bravo - only 2 120mm fans fore pure case cooling, but I do have another 3x92mm that helps the heat move around .. my system isnt hot - its ok, considering old case and such. It's also a full tower, so I have more room for the heat to expand.

Thank you very much the experinece telling - it's nice to hear a real life experience. I'll defenatly consider buying one - maybe two, If I'm able to find a Danish reseller though .. rep to you mate, you have been very helpful

If you do have any additional knowledge, or comments you like to share, feel free
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Thank you for your input - my cards arent that old, and they are being cleaned on a regular basis - cleaning my PC for dust minimum 1 time a month .. 15c drop seems like massive
I was pretty surprised I won't lie; and I keep my PC pretty clean too but this was the first time I'd actually disassembled the heat sink. Couple dust bunnies had built up in the nooks and crannies of the heat sink-


And the TIM was no kidding crusty-


Looked good when I put it back together though, considering her age
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post #17 of 24
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I was pretty surprised I won't lie; and I keep my PC pretty clean too but this was the first time I'd actually disassembled the heat sink. Couple dust bunnies had built up in the nooks and crannies of the heat sink-


And the TIM was no kidding crusty-


Looked good when I put it back together though, considering her age
It looks brand new! :O .. But your plastic cover does go all the way to the printboard - mine dosnt, so I do have it waaaay easier to blow air underneath the plastic ..

But it seems like you got yourself a new GFX mate .. at least you can feel good about the temps now
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yea, for aftermarket coolers for the 5770 you have i think 3 or 4 choices. You can see here: http://www.overclock.net/ati-cooling...-database.html
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yea, for aftermarket coolers for the 5770 you have i think 3 or 4 choices. You can see here: http://www.overclock.net/ati-cooling...-database.html
Great link - havnt been able to find that here on OCN ..
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This is a great thread I have been considering the same thing. Not to derail, but I have an additional question.

Once you find a stable OC/fan profile using MSI AB, how do you make those settings permanent? Meaning is there a BIOS to edit rather than having to always have AB running?
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