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I'm looking for ramsinks for my 7900GT, and I wonder which one(s) is the best. I've heard about the Zalman ones, but what about these in comparison?

Thermaltake CL-C0026 VGA Cooling Heatsink

Thermaltake CL-C0025 VGA Cooling Heatsink

EVERCOOL RHS-F117 VGA Cooling Heatsink

I really don't wanna shell out too much on these. Any suggestions appreciated.
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I don't think you can go wrong with zalman, but I do like those EVERCOOL RHS sinks your looking at!
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I know you can go down to your local Radioshack if they have opened their new Computer Modding section and pick up some of the copper Thermaltake heatsinks. I have 4 packages now Each time I go, I exhaust their supply. You can tick a ramsink on almost anything nowadays hah.
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Thermaltake has a set that are all copper. They are difficult to come by at times.

Wait... Nope, can't find them at Newegg, but here is another option:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118220

I ended up using these (they came with the VF900). They work really well.

...I see that you found some copper ones, good. I would go with copper. I also like those Evercool sinks, very nice. Maybe I should go shopping?
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Originally Posted by DigitrevX
I don't think you can go wrong with zalman, but I do like those EVERCOOL RHS sinks your looking at!
Zalmans are pretty effective but those Evercools are questionable when being compared. I only get $100/month on allowance, that's including me buying things like drinks and snacks. I really don't wanna pay too much for these things because I like to keep my Jamba Juice habit. The main reason why I don't want to pay too much is because of that Thermaltake Tide Water VGA water cooling unit I wanna get instead of the usual VF900CU everybody has, plus I still need to get a conductive ink pen which was outta stock when I bought the multimeter at Radioshack today. I guess I'll barely have anything left for October except for performance!!

Oh right........I forgot the fan controller for that Vantec Tornado.
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Originally Posted by NuclearCrap
Zalmans are pretty effective but those Evercools are questionable when being compared. I only get $100/month on allowance, that's including me buying things like drinks and snacks. I really don't wanna pay too much for these things because I like to keep my Jamba Juice habit. The main reason why I don't want to pay too much is because of that Thermaltake Tide Water VGA water cooling unit I wanna get instead of the usual VF900CU everybody has, plus I still need to get a conductive ink pen which was outta stock when I bought the multimeter at Radioshack today. I guess I'll barely have anything left for October except for performance!!

Oh right........I forgot the fan controller for that Vantec Tornado.
dang man, well I dono what to tell ya.. I'm on a tight budget too right now but for diffrent reasons like bills. I can think of 5 things i want for my one pc, plus 3 games I want to get.

Anyways they just about all have the same preformance, I mean they are all so small, the surface area are all close to about the same. The more surface area the sink has the better its gona work for you. I'll see if i can find anything cheap..


EDIT: Ok I looked at frozen cpu and they have the microcool PPL chipsinks but they are 2 bucks each
http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g40/...nks-Page1.html

Here they are at preformance-pcs for 1.49 per sink
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=4286

Same microcool chipsinks but for 1.25 but I think you "might" have to buy in packs of 10
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/misipllch.html

Some Koolance sinks 8 for 4 bucks.. btw: SVC is the bomb.
http://www.svc.com/klramsink-18.html

And if you want to spend a little more for the best equipment for the job get some Swiftech Forged copper ramsinks.
Preformance-pcs is running then 15% off at 17 bucks for 8 sinks..
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=3811

Personally I would buy the swiftechs. and with your fan you got down by your card it would boost the performance, but its up to you how much its worth.
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Thanks Digi, but I'm only buying from Newegg this time.

The Evercool ones look real good but they're a bit expensive and oversized to be put on the memories. The only worry I have about the Zalmans is that they're made of aluminum, but if they perform well then I'll take them.
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Originally Posted by D3DAiM
I know you can go down to your local Radioshack if they have opened their new Computer Modding section and pick up some of the copper Thermaltake heatsinks. I have 4 packages now Each time I go, I exhaust their supply. You can tick a ramsink on almost anything nowadays hah.
Are all Radioshacks opening up a computer modding section??? I think I'll be making a lot more trips there
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post #9 of 23
I always advocate making your own, but that's just me. Here are some FET heatsinks I made a while back:



Just buy (or find) an old CPU HS and hack it up! Much more fun, and easier on the pocket, and half the time they work better.
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is there a guide on making those?
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