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DuOrb does rock but I feel that the Ramsinks are lacking. I think I would rather have some that are glued instead of taped but then again you probably cannot remove it. Any suggestions for alternative Ramsinks that will fit with DuOrb.
To be honest, any RAM sink that is smaller than about 1/2 inch in height will work fine. You just have to make sure it doesn't touch the fins on the DuOrb. It actually might be a little less than that. If you want a little bit better performance, you can get the all copper RAM sinks by Thermaltake.

These should work well but I would find someone who has them that can measure them to make sure they aren't too tall:

http://www.xoxide.com/enzotech-coppe...w-profile.html

These Zalman ones are pretty decent:

http://sharkacomputers.com/zavgaramhezm.html

The one thing you've gotta remember about all of these is that they don't come with MOSfet or VRM heatsinks so you've gotta buy them separately. Alternatively, you can use alcohol or Vodka to get the tape off of the RAMsinks that came with your DuOrb and use a little AS5 and just a drop of Super Glue to hold your RAM sink on and that will do well for you as well unless you attach them using only AS5 and wait for a bit to give it time to set before putting the card in your system. That will give you a little bit better thermal performance over the tape.
Edited by KamuiRSX - 7/22/08 at 6:20pm
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Those enzotech sinks are too tall for the duorb. I went with some zalman rhs1's.
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so installing the duo orb, will it take 2 slots or is it still one slot on the mobo
    
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Yes I know my cable management looks like crap.....but honestly, it's all out of the way of the main air flow so I don't care too much.
Seriously? Where's the intake!?!


I just added two fans yesterday and I think my temperatures dropped. One of them was for exhaust right on the opened pci slots(fan was placed outside the case) and now I idle at 50C instead of 70C. Also, that fan speed trick only works when you load the profile right? Because I didn't have my profile loaded. I used CCC to see temperatures.
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so installing the duo orb, will it take 2 slots or is it still one slot on the mobo
Maybe 1 slot. It doesn't take a full 2 slots but it's a little bit bigger than the stock heatsinks. I can still fit something else into my other PCI-X 8x slot so it's only taking up that 1 slot.

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Seriously? Where's the intake!?!


I just added two fans yesterday and I think my temperatures dropped. One of them was for exhaust right on the opened pci slots(fan was placed outside the case) and now I idle at 50C instead of 70C. Also, that fan speed trick only works when you load the profile right? Because I didn't have my profile loaded. I used CCC to see temperatures.
I've got 1 120mm intake fan on the front, 3 x 120mm intake fans on the side panel of the case. One blowing directly onto the Vid cards, 1 blowing directly onto my CPU's HSF, and the other is to the right of the others which blows onto the HDD's and their racks. There's 2 x 80mm intake fans on the rear of the case that aid with the CPU and the NB. There's an exhaust fan on the top of the case which is a 92mm Vantec Tornado so it expels alot of heat. There's also a 120mm intake fan on the PSU and it's got an 80mm exhaust fan as well.

All in all, there's some serious air flow going through my case because all the 120mm fans are AC Ryan Blackfire fans and they each push 80+ CFM's of air. They are a bit loud but it doesn't bother me.

The only ones visible in the picture are the 2 x 80mm fans. I took the side off the case to take the pictures.
Edited by KamuiRSX - 8/6/08 at 7:06am
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Maybe 1 slot. It doesn't take a full 2 slots but it's a little bit bigger than the stock heatsinks. I can still fit something else into my other PCI-X 8x slot so it's only taking up that 1 slot.
sweet that then pretty cool. Ididnt want it to take out two slots like the 4870. Ill look into it thanks
    
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sweet that then pretty cool. Ididnt want it to take out two slots like the 4870. Ill look into it thanks
Np I'm glad you asked though because I honestly didn't know I thought it was single slot but wanted to make sure. Remember, this cooler will also do wonders on the 4870 from what I've been told.
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Jeez, the more and more I see every DuOrb owner having awesome idle/load temps, I begin to think I shouldn't of gotten this Aluminum Zalman thing. 50C/60C isn't exactly what I was looking for.
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Jeez, the more and more I see every DuOrb owner having awesome idle/load temps, I begin to think I shouldn't of gotten this Aluminum Zalman thing. 50C/60C isn't exactly what I was looking for.
I was going to get a Zalman cooler but after doing an ass ton of research the DuOrb was a fantastic choice. I read one review where they compared it to a Thermalright HR-03GT and the idle/load temps are actually really close. The idle temp was only 2C better on an HR-03GT with a Fan and the load temp was about 5-7C better and it costs about $30 bucks so it seemed like the best bang for the buck.

I just wish clubit.com still stocked Thermaltake products. They had the DuOrb for $29 bucks shipped.
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Not to hijack the thread but is there any water blocks for the 4850, 4870 and 4870X2 out yet?
    
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