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Hey guys! Well, I've decided to overclock my card some more, but the temps are a bit worrying. I want very good temps, Money's not really an issue but I want to stay AWAY from water Unless it's a one piece cool enclosed thing. Also, I want it to be fairly cheap! I got about 80 dollars to spend on cooling, So hook it up fellaz.

Sites I'd like to order from,

www.ncix.com
www.tigerdirect.ca

I'd like it if you found it on ncix though! That stores very close to me, Also, It'd ROCk if you could find me a combo, A nice GPU Cooler and a fan controller*for chassis fans!*, That'd be sick!
    
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I believe the Arctic Cooler ATI Silencer 4 supports the ATi X800, all suffixes.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ctic%20Cooling
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Thanks! It looks good, Nice price, Anything significantly better? Or lighter?
    
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BUMP!! Anyone? I don't want to get this and find out there's something better. I've heard of some negativity about this cooler, any users?
    
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Originally Posted by r3tard
Hey guys! Well, I've decided to overclock my card some more, but the temps are a bit worrying. I want very good temps, Money's not really an issue but I want to stay AWAY from water Unless it's a one piece cool enclosed thing. Also, I want it to be fairly cheap! I got about 80 dollars to spend on cooling, So hook it up fellaz.

Sites I'd like to order from,

www.ncix.com
www.tigerdirect.ca

I'd like it if you found it on ncix though! That stores very close to me, Also, It'd ROCk if you could find me a combo, A nice GPU Cooler and a fan controller*for chassis fans!*, That'd be sick!
I would personally get a Zalman VF700-cu. It is a very well respected GPU cooler and will do the job awesomely!
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I would personally get a Zalman VF700-cu. It is a very well respected GPU cooler and will do the job awesomely!
Ok Cool, The silencer and this are both around the same price. So I'll just go for whichever is nicer, Which would you pick? And which cools better?
    
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Ok Cool, The silencer and this are both around the same price. So I'll just go for whichever is nicer, Which would you pick? And which cools better?
I personally would pick the Zalman VF700-cu.

The VF700-cu has exposed copper fins so you are less suseptiable to dust build up, which will help alot when you come to clean it. You can use the VF700-cu on a wide range of graphics cards (Use it on your future graphics card) its light, cools awesomely, produces less noise than the NV silencer.

NV silencer: The NV silencer is more suseptiable to dust build up as the copper fins are inside the cooler, its a lot harder to clean the dust out of the fins. You are limited to what you can use the NV silencer on. (Compatibility wise)
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post #8 of 14
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I may spring for the fatal1ty, I know its probably just a rebadged vf700, BUT DAAAMN!! It's one sexy piece of machinery. And my card's pcb is all red, It'd look sweet!
    
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post #9 of 14
Get the Arctic Silencer. Those other coolers are nice, but the best thing about the AS is that it gets that hot air out of your case. With the other's, as your card heats up, increases the ambient temps of your case unless you have another system to get the air out. As far as dust is concerned, there isn't much difficulty in cleaning it. All I have to do is spray it with a little compressed air and its good as new.

I have one on my X800XT and it has really helped my memory overclock and core overclock. I went from stock cooling and max OC of 515/515 to 540/580 with the silencer. Definitely worth the cost (though I got mine for 18.00 from Coolerguys.com, on sale).
    
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I agree with Killnine. The AS series does exhaust heat out the back instead of keep it inside the case, and that's a definite plus. I'm sure with a could screws removed you could clean out the copper fins in your case, but you should already have filters on your intake case fans...Tsk tsk...
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