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Well, if any of you read my "Things I do for my rig" thread then you know what I'm talking about... I underestimated how much I really do have by 150lbs so BONUS!!! I'm set on the cpu and cooler for it and decided to spend extra on a cooler for my most excellent GT KO SC I want more speed lol Temps scare me at anything over 650/1750....

I'm already daunted at the task of installing that massive BT VX on my board since I have to completely disassemble rig to do so(I'm one of those people who thinks OMG it worked!! DON'T TAKE IT APART AGAIN!!!). I'm daunted because I have no special equipment or pads for working on my board or card. Plus 90% of my apartment is carpet ZAAPP!! lol SOOO I would like the card cooler installation to be just a bit easier... I've looked at the VF1 plus and V1 ultra which are both excellent coolers and it seems clearly outperform zalman vf900 at max speeds. My problem with the vf900 is in the maintenance and is probably also going to be a huge problem with BT VX. DUST!!!! MASSIVE AND MASSIVE amounts of dust and occasionally cat hair find their way into my rig!!!! The vf900 I hear is impossible to clean at the inermost part of fins. As for the two I mentioned before they look absolutely crazy to install. SOOOO...

I need sugestions on relatively easy maintenance and install coolers.... If I'm wrong about how hard it is to install those coolers then PLEASE tell me lol.... Fan noise isn't an issue since this rig already sounds like a small ac unit lol I just want the best perfoming cooler and those 2 appear to be it... Just looks to hard to install and like to many things could go wrong with what I have to work with. If I'm wrong about the zalman PLEASE tell me I'm wrong since it looks way easier to install..... Also can someone tell me about ram sinks and if they are needed.. I noticed the VF1 only comes with them in the plus version and I can't find anything about the vf900 or V1 ultra even having them....

ALL OPINIONS ARE WELCOME Also help with installation tips would be incredibly helpful.. the only tip I don't need is to install AS5 I managed to do that to both cpu and gpu when I built rig originally Still have plenty left too...

Thanks again guys You helped so much with my other upgrade decision I had to come to yall with this one

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109134

Personally, I love this cooler! haha... i don't own it, but if I could get it, I would fo sho! Slap a 92mm sunon or tornado on there and WOW, that would cool like CRAZY! lol
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post #3 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kidwolf909
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109134

Personally, I love this cooler! haha... i don't own it, but if I could get it, I would fo sho! Slap a 92mm sunon or tornado on there and WOW, that would cool like CRAZY! lol
Isn't that just a passive cooler??

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post #4 of 18
the HR-03 is passive but it has a mounnting system for any 92mm fan
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaggyTed
Isn't that just a passive cooler??

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It's passive or active. It has mounts for a 92mm fan. And besides, the size of that thing and it's number of heatpipes would probably keep it close to a fanned heatsing like the vf900/700 without a fan! But with a high CFM fan, it would be unbeatable.
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post #6 of 18
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SHWEET I would obviously run the fan, btw I finally clicked on spec tab lol What about ram sinks?? Are they needed to cool ram??And all these fins how am I gonna clean them?? I currently use the little brush that came with my cordless shaver.... has the longest bristles of anything in house and doesn't do to bad a job of getiing crud out....
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post #7 of 18
I think people highly over estimate what CFM does for coolers. Honestly, after a point you're just making a ton of noise instead of cooling more. For something like that? Probably only 30-40 CFM would do within 1-2C of 100CFM.

No, with a 92MM fan blowing through that HS you'd not need ram sinks. I don't even use ram sinks on my XTX and I've OCed the **** outta it on GPU only water.
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Ramsinks help. And might come with it. If not invest in some
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post #9 of 18
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Well like I said noise isn't a big issue since I know that VX is gonna be louder than what I currently use... I just turn the volume up more But very helpful since I was just searching for a high cfm 92mm fan... And very helpful on the ram sinks... I was starting to think they were a must...

Shaggyt

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Thats why I especially noticed the VF1 plus...it came with everything

Edit: I am planning on trying to crack 700/1800 barrier... don't know if that is pushing it for air on a good setup...
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