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post #1 of 14
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wondering what would be best for cooling the x800gto with a r420 core? i can run water but i do have the evercool wc202 set up.....i dont mind a fan but i want something semi quiet as ive had it with the delta fans i use to have...
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post #2 of 14
If you are willing to go with air you can use the VF700Cu. Possibly the best cooler out there and is rather quiet too. I have one on my flashed GTO2.
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will it fit the r420 core though and what about the artic cooler is that better...i would even consider water cooling since i have the evercool 202.
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post #4 of 14
All GTO cards have the same basic layout regardless of what core they use. I don't have much experience with watercooling so I can't help you much in that area. However, I can tell you that the only thing better than the VF700CU would be water.
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Melcar knocked this one right on the head I have a VF700 on my sapphire gto2 and it works the balls. I bought an artic cooler once and it was :turd: people like them and I'm sure that some work well but the first one I bought sucked so I never gave them another chance.
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post #6 of 14
I just Put the VF-700 ALCU on a Sapphire x800GTO works Great I get 490 core and 570 Mem easy.
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post #7 of 14
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ok so the al model or alcu model cause i like the idea of having a blue led in there.....hope to use this in the future also on other chipsets i purchase if possible. when the 1800xt comes in to real terms of affording like $250 lmao
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post #8 of 14
I have to LED model and it adds a cool look, I wouldnt reccomend using this on a high end card such as the x1800 du to the high temps that card wyould put out and also this setup does not have active memory cooling, but zalman is coming out with new models that might work.
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post #9 of 14
i had the vf700alcu and it dropped temps a bit but didnt help oc at all. i installed water cooling and temps dropped 10-15 degrees and helped a bit with max oc. zalman is nice if you dont want water though.
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post #10 of 14
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ok well let me ask you this if i went water then i would need something that would work with my current system. and what about the ram just use the same ocz heat sinks that i have been using or what?
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