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It's getting hot here in Vancouver, and my ATi X850xt's fan is a loud, weak, pos. The temps are high even though I'm not overclocking, and its horrible when I'm playing cs:source (they always were).

Anyways, It's about time I got a better cooler for my x850xt. My first choice was the Arctic Silencer 5 rev.2, but I can't find it at any of my local computer stores . So that pretty much leaves me to something from Zalman.

The lowest prices for me (locally, since I don't really want to pay shipping )

Zalman VF700-AlCu ---------------- $28
Zalman VF700-AlCu LED ------------ $33
Zalman VF700-Cu ------------------ $35
Zalman VF700-Cu LED -------------- $38



I don't know whats the difference, but I think its just copper vs. aluminum....
I'm looking to save some money if there isn't a big difference




Thanks!
 
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post #2 of 22
Check on the VF900! Abolutely GREAT VGA Cooling setup!
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I'm not sure if it's a good idea to spend that much on my videocard, its pretty old and not that good...


Thanks for the reply though
 
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post #4 of 22
Zalman VF700-Cu FTW.

Dont care much for the LED version.

Copper conducts way better than Aluminum.

However, if you can find a Gold cooler, then thats ur best bet
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post #5 of 22
Both are pretty quiet. The Cu cools better, costs a couple bucks more. The LED ones are just that, comes with a LED, your choice if you want that or not.
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post #6 of 22
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So the Zalman VF700-Cu would be the best value out of the 4? If there are any other brands to consider within this price range and performance, please let me know
 
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post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by cgg123321 View Post
So the Zalman VF700-Cu would be the best value out of the 4?
yes but the VF-900cu is much better.....plus it comes with ramsinks
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118001
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post #8 of 22
the vf-900 pushed my idle temps down 12c. nuff said.
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post #9 of 22
v f-900 cu.

the definition of 'for the win'
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will the vf900 work for a 8600GT?
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