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What aftermarket cooling device should I get for my X1900xt crossfire card?

Poll Results: What aftermarket cooler should I buy?

Poll expired: Jun 11, 2007  
  • 50% (7)
    Zalman VF900
  • 7% (1)
    Zalman FC
  • 42% (6)
    Thermalright HR-03
  • 0% (0)
    ZEROtherm GX815 Gamer Edition
14 Total Votes  
post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I am looking to buy a new aftermarket video and need your help in picking the best one for my graphics card (X1900xt crossfire edition single card).
    
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Western Digital W03200AAKS 320 GIG Vista Ultimate 64 bit 19in. Acer Al1916W (upgrading to a 24" or 26") Logitech G15 with LCD Screen 
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Q6600 SLACR L746B116 OC@3.6GHz EVGA 780i SLI P08 BIOS SLI EVGA 8800GTS G92's @ 775MHz/1944MHz/1936MHz 8 GIG OCZ Reaper 1066MHz @ 950MHz 
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Western Digital W03200AAKS 320 GIG Vista Ultimate 64 bit 19in. Acer Al1916W (upgrading to a 24" or 26") Logitech G15 with LCD Screen 
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post #2 of 7
zalman ftw.
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post #3 of 7
VF900 for sure.
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post #4 of 7
how about an ac accelero x2? wont this design help cool the memory modules as well?
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post #5 of 7
Thermalright HR-03 has some bright reviews.
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post #6 of 7
I love the HR-03, it works wonders on my x1950xtx.
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post #7 of 7
This is what i did...
Zalman FC (obviously not needed, i'm a Rig Ricer) VF900 is fine
with the Accelero VRM Cooler

and i never hit over 40 degrees...

But from what is read on tom's the HR-03 owns for the cooling part...

sooo for performance HR...
looks and pretty decent performance FC or VF900...
Use AC5 for both....
    
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