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So, i just got a evga 8800GTS 320 MiB for $250 (hooray ^_^) and i was wondering if it would be wise to bolt my existing vf-900 cooler onto it.

If not, i'm about to put a 6600GT, a 7600GT and a VF-900 on sale....

My 7950 is going in my other rig....
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So, i just got a PNY 8800GTS 320 MiB for $250 (hooray ^_^) and i was wondering if it would be wise to bolt my existing vf-900 cooler onto it.

If not, i'm about to put a 6600GT, a 7600GT and a VF-900 on sale....

My 7950 is going in my other rig....
Pick up an HR-03 Plus for your 8800 ...
    
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Pick up an HR-03 Plus for your 8800 ...
If you have room.... I can barely squeeze in a wireless network card in the *bottom* PCI slot. That's it... no more room for anything else. lol.

But it is the most amazing cooler I've ever used. My GTX (OC'd from 575/1800 to 625/2000) runs ~40C Idle, 49C load. (of course the 110CFM Vantec Tornado helps... )
    
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thermalright's website says that the cooler isn;t compatible with 8800 series GPUs though....Is that a misprint?
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to my knowledge, there havnt been any aftermarket coolers for the 8xxx series as of yet... (correct me if im wrong..)

and no, the vf900 will not work.
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to my knowledge, there havnt been any aftermarket coolers for the 8xxx series as of yet... (correct me if im wrong..)

and no, the vf900 will not work.
They are, but the only one I can think of right now is the HR-03.
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The only reason the Thermalright HR-03 Plus wasn't fully compatible with the GTS, is because the HSI (a chip) heatsink that came with it didn't fit correctly on the GTS. (the mounting was slightly different.)

The newer HR-03 Plus' are being shipped with new HSI heatsink that has mounting holes for both cards, accommodating both GTX and GTS cards.

FrozenCPU sells the HR-03 Plus with the newer heatsink.

This photo from their product description shows the HSI heatsink in detail. It's the piece directly under the Thermal Paste (note the four holes).

This review from PC Perspective also talks about the redesigned HSI heatsink.
    
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to my knowledge, there havnt been any aftermarket coolers for the 8xxx series as of yet... (correct me if im wrong..)

and no, the vf900 will not work.
this one will fit.....thermalright HR-03.......
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia-cool...oling+solution
(it was not in the compatibility list)



Zalman is developing this....
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/446
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