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post #1 of 11
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I have a 8800gtx and it is running hot. I idle around 60C and load at 74C. My room temp is 27C. What cooler should I get? I was looking at the HR-03 Plus but it is pretty huge. The other problem with the HR-03 is that I could mess up my case airflow. Any coolers that kick the air our the back?
My card is at stock not, but I would like to oc it a bit if I can get the temps down.
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post #2 of 11
The HR-03 can fit around the back of your card to save a ton of space. It doesn't have to face out.
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Do you have any pics of that? The only ones I have seen have taken up about 5 pci slots. I don't have anything in those pci slots now, but I would like to get a sound card in the future.
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post #4 of 11
I have the HR-03 Plus on my GTX.... you can mount it so it goes up on top of the card or curves around the other side (if looking at it face up). I've heard you don't even need a fan with these things to beat stock temps, as long as you've got good case cooling/ambients (I'm not gonna be one to try).

8800GTX is running @ 625/2000 and maxing ~50C. (I'm think the 92mm Vantec Tornado fan and cool ambient temp play a big role here too for me though).

I thought it was worth the investment ($55 + $12 for the fan @ the egg). What kinda sux is that the only thing holding my GTX from OC'ing more is the volts, not the temps. Oh well, still love it.
    
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post #5 of 11
Check the compatibility on the 03 and 03 Plus!

By the way, there are two methods of mounting it ... the 03 Plus anyway
http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=get...29&articID=557
    
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Pic? I am having a hard time seeing this.
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post #7 of 11
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Ok, I see. Thanks. I might have to pick up one of these. Now I just need a fan controller
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post #8 of 11
I just bought one of these yesterday. And it is Big. I have a Tt Extreme Spirit II on my sb, it looks like it may have to go cuz it looks like it will interfere with the HR-03. Sheesh.... another purchase. But methinks the lower temps are worth it.
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post #9 of 11
Take a look this is what he is talking about, that is how I have mine. Yes make sure you get the HR-03 Plus there is extra heat sinks you need.
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post #10 of 11
I've heard alot of good from some guys using the Thermaltake ND-5...

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/produc...9/cl-g0099.asp
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