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Yeah, if your gonna have a hot card venting hot air into your case, that aint good, as its going to be recycling the air to a certain extent, even with case fans

A cooler than vents the air outside the case will, to a small degree promote front to rear airflow in the case
    
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Oh, and when the AKIMBO cooler arrives, please take lots of decent photos before, during and after installation if you wouldnt mind =)

Have seen photos, but they have all mainly been professional photos - which dont look real compared to real life...if you know what i mean
    
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Oh, and when the AKIMBO cooler arrives, please take lots of decent photos before, during and after installation if you wouldnt mind =)

Have seen photos, but they have all mainly been professional photos - which dont look real compared to real life...if you know what i mean
Thanks...I will be ordering this possibly tomorrow....gotta talk to the wifey......
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Good choice. I <3 my AKIMBO.
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Thanks...I will be ordering this possibly tomorrow....gotta talk to the wifey......
I just swapped my Thermaltake ND-1 from my 7900GT to my new 8800GT yesterday and it works fantastic. 20+ drop over stock temps.

The only reason I'd say go ahead and order the Akimbo for is that it would give me a good review of it's performance before possibly getting one myself and two, I'm sure it incorporates contact areas for the smaller IC's along the back of the card which were obviously 'sinked' when I pulled the stock cooler of my 8800GT.

...

BTW ...

Bluedevil - could you PM me with some info on doing the volt mod on my EVGA 8800GT SC? Thanks in advance ... I would like to do this once I properly burn-in the card through regular stock use.

    
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I just swapped my Thermaltake ND-1 from my 7900GT to my new 8800GT yesterday and it works fantastic. 20+ drop over stock temps.

The only reason I'd say go ahead and order the Akimbo for is that it would give me a good review of it's performance before possibly getting one myself and two, I'm sure it incorporates contact areas for the smaller IC's along the back of the card which were obviously 'sinked' when I pulled the stock cooler of my 8800GT.

...

BTW ...

Bluedevil - could you PM me with some info on doing the volt mod on my EVGA 8800GT SC? Thanks in advance ... I would like to do this once I properly burn-in the card through regular stock use.

I will keep you informed. You can expect alot of pix from me.
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