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post #1 of 18
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Alright everyone, since BF2142 hates my HOT ass 7900GS, I'm going to buy a new cooler for it. My question is, what's the best performance/price cooler?

I'm debating between these three:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835887009
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118001
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835226018

They are $35, $42, and $30 respectively after all is said n done.

What do you think?
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post #2 of 18
go for the Zalman, its the best of the three and lots of people have them on here. This means that it is well proven to be good...

they do cool very well, and look pretty nice aswell
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post #3 of 18
42$ zalman.

Its the best air can get
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post #4 of 18
grab the Zalman...they make great GPU coolers! but stay away from their CPU coolers...they arnt that great...heh
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post #5 of 18
Go for the zalman. I have a vf-700 and it's cooling is fabulous with the fan on 5v silent. You might even get the vf-700 and save a few bucks. My 7900gs was 40 idle and like 55 load with the vf-700 oced to max.
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post #6 of 18
I'd drop $42 on an HR-03 Rev. A honestly. I couldn't recommend it more. Here's my results:
http://www.overclock.net/2347560-post4.html

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Originally Posted by Transonic
Put it this way, I have the HR-03 Rev. A because I'm still on 7-series so it has 2 less heat pipes than the Plus. Well, in the middle of the summer I get 41C idle, 47C load with ambient temps pushing 30C in my bedroom. Compared to stock cooling (60C idle/90C load) and water (36C idle/41C load) it's IMO the best GPU heatsink money can buy. Get it.

edit: Yes it comes with Ramsinks.
    
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post #7 of 18
Out of those, I would go with the ZeroTherm only because I used to own one and it worked great and silently!!! But Zalman and SilenX are also very good companies and these designs are basically identical, so out of those, I can't really see too much of a difference.

I have recently become partial to the Thermaltakes - and would recommend this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106090
As I noticed a good difference when the hot air was actually exhausted out of the box as apposed to circulated with my ZeroTherm. Also, very quiet!
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Transonic View Post
I'd drop $42 on an HR-03 Rev. A honestly. I couldn't recommend it more. Here's my results:
http://www.overclock.net/2347560-post4.html
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to get an HR-03, but I just don't know if I wanna fork over the money for it + a new fan :-\\

All I have around here for fans is 80mm's... so I'd probably buy an FM92 or something.

It's either Zalman or Zerotherm right now I think, maybe the HR-03 if I can find it cheaper.
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post #9 of 18
I'd say go with the Zalman, but dang that's a good price for that Silenx cooler.
    
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