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Originally Posted by alcal View Post

There's also that giant zalman cube cooler. I think it's on par with one of those Nofan models. edit--whoops didn't see that you had already made your decision. Don't know anything about legacy gpu's.

Sadly not even close. The zalman maxes out at 65w. It's for i3 HTPCs only. They advertise with a higher wattage but they do it by hiding an 80mm fan in it, which actually makes the thing kinda loud, lol.
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Originally Posted by Gothic-Yoshi View Post

Another great option is the ZALMAN passive cooler, a friend has one on a FX8150 with great temps http://www.zalman.com/global/product/Product_Read.php?Idx=782

yeah but it;s not really passive. It's got a fan hidden inside it. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Zalman-FX100-CPU-Cooler-Review/1749
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