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Hey all,

I've managed to get a good bargain on a Point-Of-View 8800GT 512MB

I only paid £92 ($180) for it, its virtually new, but the fan doesn't work on the HSF. As I am planning to put on a Zalman anyway, I really don't mind.

For the US people amongst us, a new 8800GT from an online retailer costs just over $300 here in the UK.

I do like ATI a lot and I'm sure I will return to them in the future, but for now, I need better performance at 1680x1050, which my X1950Pro is struggling to achieve.

I have a few questions though...

1. Will a Zalman VF900 fit?
2. What about cooling other parts, such as the VRMs?

I might try and fix the original HSF first anyway, but any ideas are welcome.
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post #2 of 28
Not sure about the Zalman, but this is a good cooler for that card:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139535/

Nice price on that card btw! I payed nearly twice that for mine.
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Bloody nice price
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post #4 of 28
the zalman will fit on it. also, it comes with neat lil ramsinks.
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by JackMcIntyre View Post
Not sure about the Zalman, but this is a good cooler for that card:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/139535/

Nice price on that card btw! I payed nearly twice that for mine.
Ugh...that cooler is to huge...

The Zalman 8800 cooler or the Thermaltake Duorb are probably your best options.
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Yep the H3-03GT would be better imo:
http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_pa...ler_hr03gt.htm
 
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post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by TheGimpMan View Post
Bloody nice price
I saw a fully working, brand new 8800GT sell for £110 on Ebay the other day. I usually don't like Ebay much, but the 8800GTs have some real bargains going on!

I literally just put a £100 max bid on the card and totally forgot about it. Only just realised tonight that I had bid on it.

Regarding the Zalman, I already have one on my X1950, but I want to keep it on there for when I sell it. Also, the Thermalright is a bit large and pricie and I don't really trust passive cooling much these days!
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post #8 of 28
If you have the money, get the HR-03 as the provide the best preformance. But the DuOrb is pretty good IMHO, and its about half the price. Of crtouse the duorb doesn't take up an extra slot unlike the HR03. Both are good choices, get the one you can afford/will work best for you.
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post #9 of 28
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The DuOrb is looking kinda cool. Its like a "double-zalman". Although its not much cheaper than the Thermalright... the Thermalright seems way too big.
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post #10 of 28
Zalman works fine with my 8800GT.
40c idle, 57c load
http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...Benchmark6.jpg

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