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hey there i have a non reference gtx 470(Gainward GTX470 Golden Sample Good Edition)and i was wandering if these two can fit!!
Gelid Icy Vision VGA Cooler
and
Thermalright Shaman Graphics Card Cooler
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They should fit if they state that they are compatible with the 470.
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the prob is that they dont specify if ref. or not
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I think neither one will fit the Gainward GTX470 Golden Sample Good Edition. The main reason is that that GTX470 is a non reference design.

Gelid states quite clearly that the Icy Vision is designed for reference boards.
Quote:
The compatibility list is based on ATI & Nvidia's reference board layout ONLY. GELID Solutions holds no responsibility for incompatibility on non-standard cards. Please refer to the height restriction drawing. Installation manual for AMD and Nvidia cards to download.
Link: http://www.gelidsolutions.com/produc...1&cid=17&id=52

Granted that some non reference cards might still fit, the chance that that Gainward GTX470 will fit is fairly slim. The main issue is the DVI output on the 2nd slot. See the blue circle in pic 1. This will have physical conflict with Icy. I have seen this happens a lot for non reference GTX460s.

As for the Shaman, I think its chance is equally slim. Judging from pic 2, its heatpipes are very likely to clash with the DVI output on the 2nd slot as well.
Thermalright makes a similar statement as well:
Quote:
The models listed are based on ATI and Nvidia’s reference mechanical layout. Some manufacturers stray away from the standard and develop their own layout. For those, Thermalright holds no responsibility in case of incompatibility after purchase of Thermalright product(s).
Link: http://www.thermalright.com/products...=164&cat_id=30

So, I do not think either one will fit. Unless an eye witness/end user comes forward, these circumstantial evidence say 'No'.


Edited by windfire - 7/29/11 at 8:27am
post #5 of 6
I don't think that either one will fit, as it isn't reference.
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damnit!!
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