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Hey guys (and cognoscenti + other girls)

I need a low profile cooler for an X19xx series AGP card. It is going to go into the AsRock 4CoreDualVSTA board along with a PCI-E X1800GTO. So my question is, under normal (maybe slightly oc'ed) conditions, which VGA cooler is the best?

I was thinking this or it's better brother: Zerotherm GX810

Any recommendations?
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I recommend ZALMAN VF700-CU 2, Its affordable & you would get the best cooling results after WC (for sure).

Cheers
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
I recommend ZALMAN VF700-CU 2, Its affordable & you would get the best cooling results after WC (for sure).

Cheers
Hey there!

I've seen reviews saying that the Zerotherm GX815 is better than the VF900 (fatality) and that the VF700 is decent, but not as good as the 900.

I was just wondering if there are any good low profile coolers that don't begin with the letter Z
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post #4 of 23
if you have teh room you could run an inverted hr 03
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post #5 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
if you have teh room you could run an inverted hr 03
I hadn't thought of doing that. Don't know if it will fit. Now that I think of it, a TR V1 Ultra should fit that way too.

So which is better?

Thermalright V1 Ultra
Zerotherm GX815 Gamer Edition
Zalman VF700

I may try the HR 03, although I doubt it will fit.
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post #6 of 23
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Oh well! I'll just buy the V1 Ultra and a AC Accelero S1 for the bottom card!
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post #7 of 23
see how the top card looks
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post #8 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
see how the top card looks
Wow! That helps a lot! Thanks

looks really tight...I don't think it will fit...See here
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post #9 of 23
it might if it wasnt for the power connector
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post #10 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
it might if it wasnt for the power connector
I don't know, I may be able to force it in there over the power connector. That doesn't sound too appealing though.

The V1 Ultra looks like it will fit, barely.
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