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its worth every penny. show me another air cooler that can match the performance and is cheaper.

Its not worth that at all. A $70 Zalman VF3000 with a custom vrm and memory plate comes very close and does a far better job with the memory and vrms. If you're up for a little modding a $50 Antec Kuhler 620 will perform just as well if not better.

At $120 I would honestly look into water cooling. Thats crazy for an air cooler.

Edit: I forgot to mention the Thermalright coolers like the Shaman, Spitfire, and HR-03 gt.
Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 4/1/12 at 11:41am
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post #12 of 15
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its worth every penny. show me another air cooler that can match the performance and is cheaper.

Its not worth that at all. A $70 Zalman VF3000 with a custom vrm and memory plate comes very close and does a far better job with the memory and vrms. If you're up for a little modding a $50 Antec Kuhler 620 will perform just as well if not better.

At $120 I would honestly look into water cooling. Thats crazy for an air cooler.

Edit: I forgot to mention the Thermalright coolers like the Shaman, Spitfire, and HR-03 gt.
As much as I like my current AXP II's, that's one hell of a price jump for the AXP III, which is basically the same thing. I paid $75 each for mine last December. At $120 a pop, they would cost me another $100 with tax for a pair.
No way would I pay that much for them. As for the Zalman coolers, I had them on my 480's previously, and they were within a degree or two in performance, but their one-piece plate is far superior to the stick-on sinks AC uses.

BababooeyHTJ can testify to how well a 620 works, for a lot less money, and the well-made Thermalright coolers are all far less than $120.
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I think it's kinda outrageous that someone would spend $500/600+ on a GPU and then have to shell out another $100 for the cooler. I would be pretty aggravated if i spent that much on a GPU to later find out the the stock cooler can't even get the job done. I can understand cheaper cards but at that price you should get optimal cooling regardless.
    
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As much as I like my current AXP II's, that's one hell of a price jump for the AXP III, which is basically the same thing. I paid $75 each for mine last December. At $120 a pop, they would cost me another $100 with tax for a pair.
No way would I pay that much for them. As for the Zalman coolers, I had them on my 480's previously, and they were within a degree or two in performance, but their one-piece plate is far superior to the stick-on sinks AC uses.
BababooeyHTJ can testify to how well a 620 works, for a lot less money, and the well-made Thermalright coolers are all far less than $120.

I remember when they released the Accelero xtreme for the 9800gtx with an msrp of just over $50. Aren't the current Accelero coolers more or less the same thing?
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As much as I like my current AXP II's, that's one hell of a price jump for the AXP III, which is basically the same thing. I paid $75 each for mine last December. At $120 a pop, they would cost me another $100 with tax for a pair.
No way would I pay that much for them. As for the Zalman coolers, I had them on my 480's previously, and they were within a degree or two in performance, but their one-piece plate is far superior to the stick-on sinks AC uses.
BababooeyHTJ can testify to how well a 620 works, for a lot less money, and the well-made Thermalright coolers are all far less than $120.

I remember when they released the Accelero xtreme for the 9800gtx with an msrp of just over $50. Aren't the current Accelero coolers more or less the same thing?
Yes, except for the price:D
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