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I've got about $50-75 to spend on a cooler for my new X1900XT. Should I pick up a Zalman vf900 with a pci-fan or buy a tidewater?
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Zalman vf900 all the way...effective, cheap and simple.
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Hey Moots...

I work with Tide Waters and for the money they are fantastic! easiest things in the world to install and they give considerably better temps than air.

Just look on youtube for a video demonstration of the tide water, you'll love it

I am getting one myself

Then, seeing as i recconmended it yo you, you can sell me the X backplate from your VGA as it is unecessary when using the tidewater

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Go for a Tide Water, I get only about 60C full load on 1.575V!!
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go for the tide water i have herd its a great cooler and it isent very expensive or go all the way and get ......phase but that is onely if you are absolutely insane
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YEAH Tide Water And Sell X Plate FTW!!!

See, you now i wouldn't steer you wrong moots

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why do u need the x plate?
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post #8 of 26
I would go with the VF-900. I'm not a fan of Thermaltake's water products. They are poorly made. I've been told that the Tidewater's pump is very loud.


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go for the tide water i have herd its a great cooler and it isent very expensive or go all the way and get ......phase but that is onely if you are absolutely insane
Phase on a video card is a lot harder to set up and isn't recommended for 24/7 use. He would have to know how to tune it himself.
    
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I would go with the VF-900. I'm not a fan of Thermaltake's water products. They are poorly made. I've been told that the Tidewater's pump is very loud.




Phase on a video card is a lot harder to set up and isn't recommended for 24/7 use. He would have to know how to tune it himself.
My computer is on 12 hours a day max usually. And the budget is $50-75 , so no phase coolers anyone.

I find it funny how newegg has the retail tidewater for less cash than the OEM, open box one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0
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Good luck going SLi w/ the thing
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