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post #11 of 18
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Damn Transonic you're making me go outta my mind! Have you ordered from Sidewinder before?

It has free shipping too from the looks of it I could deal with an 80mm for a while! lol
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I've ordered from them many times before. They're top notch. No sales tax for me unlike newegg because I'm in California. 2-day priority mail for dirt cheap.
    
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post #13 of 18
The Vantec Iceberq 6 is also an alternative.
But go for the HR-03 if you can.
 
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post #14 of 18
grab the zalman and some as5 .
you cant go wrong there .
my 7600 gt idles at 38 , loads at 48 .
good luck on your purchase .
cheers .
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post #15 of 18
I'd say go for the silinex.

I got the next model down, the Al and Cu. my 7600GT idles at 40, and it has yet to exceed 50. I have heard good things from the zerothem, a few reviews have it as better than the Zalman, just check it out.
    
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post #16 of 18
i have the hr-03 on my 7900gs

idle at around 32 +- 1 or 2
load at 42 +- 1 or 2
post #17 of 18
If you get the HR-03 zip tie a 120mm fan to it. Screw those little 92mm's
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post #18 of 18
The Zerotherm is actually one of the most underestimated VGA coolers

This is because it's such a new company.

The Tweaktown review shows the GX815 beating the VF900 at load. Keep in mind the fan is thermally controlled and is nearly silent. So the fan does not spin up until temperatures rise. Therefore this is not the full potential of the heatsink! It is only spinning at 2/3 of it's max rated fan speed. The heatsink would be even better at max with a higher RPM fan in front of the heatsink.

The ThinkComputers review shows that the Zerotherm loses in idle to the VF900 Fatality, but narrowly beats it at load. Also keep in mind that the Fatality is at full speed. This is again because of the thermally controlled fan. The heatsink itself is better than the Zalman.

If you can afford it though, get the ThermalRight HR-03. Otherwise, get the GX815 Gamer Edition. It is a superb heatsink
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