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I was thinking about what to get for the 8800GT, and AKIMBO, DuOrb, AC S1, VF 900, VF 1000. If I get one of the other ones (not AKIMBO) should I put in one of those PCI slot fans to exhaust out the hot air, or should I get the AKIMBO? If I do get one of the others, which should I get?
post #2 of 9
DuOrb will prob be the easiest/best solution

Accelero S1 V2 + a 120mm fan (zipties) is also an extremely viable obtion but it takes up 1 more extra slot than the duorb.

i'd totally ignoethe rest of the other ones you listed.
    
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I have a vf1000 on my GTS 512, and I'm getting 50c on load at 820Mhz. I also have one of these underneath it, which seems to help a lot.
    
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Why not just get a GTS which is only a little bit more after MIR which has much better cooling than the GT and is 5-10% better than a GT.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130337
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here's a great review on heatsinks for 8800GT:
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aGlzdWFzdA==

It includes all the ones you mentioned (except for AKIMBO) and more
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Let's put it this way. My DuOrb keeps my video card at no more than 46 degrees at full load.
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IF you get the EVGA 8800GT AKIMBO with 1GB you can OC it to 720Mhz Easy and still have a card with 1GB of RAM. It's a sweet deal!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by teK0wnzU View Post
IF you get the EVGA 8800GT AKIMBO with 1GB you can OC it to 720Mhz Easy and still have a card with 1GB of RAM. It's a sweet deal!
1gb of RAM is pointless. After 512mb it makes almost no difference.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
1gb of RAM is pointless. After 512mb it makes almost no difference.
I agree 100% when talking about games, but I do a lot of video editing and Bryce Rendering, and compaired to my old ATI 9800PRO my new card it way faster. But for only $30 more that a reg. 8800GT Why wouldn't you get the 1GB?
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