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What cooler for 8800GT?

post #1 of 16
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I got a 8800gt and I was wondering what is the best 3rd party cooler? I got about a half a foot of space between my graphics card and the bottom of my case? I've seen the Accelero and the hr-03. Which one should I go for? I got around $100.
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post #2 of 16
if you spend $100 on a vga cooler most of OCN will slap you

don't spend more than $50 on an cooler, anything past that won't really give you better performance.
what case do you have?
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post #3 of 16
The Zalman VF900 should be perfect for you. It only costs 37 bucks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118001
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post #4 of 16
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I wasn't planning to spend all $100. I was just setting it as the limit. For my case, I don't know what make and model it is, but its a medium sized tower.
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post #5 of 16
ok why do you need a better cooler? What are your temps?
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post #6 of 16
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Its not temperature thats really the issue its more of the noise. My fan gets really loud when I'm gaming.
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post #7 of 16
Ok look for a passive cooler!
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post #8 of 16
I will look at newegg for a passive cooler then give you the link!
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital | 500 GB LG | DVD Buner Windows Vista Home Premium x86 DELL 22" and SONY 26" TV 
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post #9 of 16
Here you go. Click here!
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital | 500 GB LG | DVD Buner Windows Vista Home Premium x86 DELL 22" and SONY 26" TV 
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Microsoft | Wireless Comfort 4000 Corsiar | 750TX Antec | 1200 Microsoft | Wireless Laser 5000 
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Intel | C2Q Q6600 | 1.2375 VID | 3.8Ghz EVGA | 750i FTW EVGA | 2x 8800GT | 763c/1917s/1150m | Volt Modded OCZ | Platnium XTC | 1386 MHz | 2GBx2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital | 500 GB LG | DVD Buner Windows Vista Home Premium x86 DELL 22" and SONY 26" TV 
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Microsoft | Wireless Comfort 4000 Corsiar | 750TX Antec | 1200 Microsoft | Wireless Laser 5000 
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ALLSOP | Hard Surface Pad 
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post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks CorryBasler and everyone else, but I think I am going to go with the Zalman VF900. I read a couple reviews like:
http://www.virtual-hideout.net/revie...0/index4.shtml
and it seems the Zalman is very quiet and cools better than the accelero

EDIT: Turns out the VF900 doesn't support 8800.
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PowerMouse
750 razor copperhead 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q6600 EP45T-UD3LR 5770 gskill DDR3 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
3 raptor 10,000 rpm DVD burner Windows 7 64bit g15 
PowerMouse
750 razor copperhead 
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