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Poll Results: What GPU Block???

 
  • 37% (6)
    NV-78
  • 62% (10)
    Maze 4
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post #1 of 13
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What block to get the NV-78 or the Maze 4 and some ram sinks?
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post #2 of 13
I would probably get a Maze 4 with the ramsinks, but also get a vantec spectrum pci fan card to put under for some nice cooling

The NV78 is a great video block, just a bit expensive for what you get, but it's good because you don't need to worry about cooling the ramsinks
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post #3 of 13
I'd go for the NV78, Becuase although it costs more than the MAZE4, you get ACTIVE ram cooling as apposed to passive ram cooling, but as adas said, you can get the Vantec Spectrum DualFan Card but I hear alot of bad things about that device (on newegg) as far as failing and things like that. But I personally have no experience with that device.
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post #4 of 13
I have had 3 of the fan cards, 2 running 24/7 for a year straight, all 3 still work the same way they did the first day(awesome) except for a bit of dust
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post #5 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by adas
I have had 3 of the fan cards, 2 running 24/7 for a year straight, all 3 still work the same way they did the first day(awesome) except for a bit of dust
Oh ok, good to hear from someone in the same forum, alot of people in newegg over exaggurate and make false statements, but vantec is a good company so I don't see why there would be soo many bad comments on the product.
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post #6 of 13
The Maze is probably the better DEAL, persay. But you have a really nice card and the NV would probably allow for the highest possible OC. I have only heard good things about both those blocks, as it turns out I have a maze4 on the way. I dont really think either one will disappoint, its just going to determine how far you may want to take your memory OC down the line. Good luck!
    
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post #7 of 13
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ok i ordered the maze 4 acetel and i have ram sinks already here from my 6800gt. Thanks for making up my mind guys
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post #8 of 13
Nice, hope it does great
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by lightsource
I'd go for the NV78, Becuase although it costs more than the MAZE4, you get ACTIVE ram cooling as apposed to passive ram cooling, but as adas said, you can get the Vantec Spectrum DualFan Card but I hear alot of bad things about that device (on newegg) as far as failing and things like that. But I personally have no experience with that device.
Nah, the NV78 is extremely expensive, and it wont give you a better ram overclock. I have the maze4 and some ocz ramsinks with no active cooling at all, and my ram will pass coolbits test at 1250(from 1000) and it will bench am3 at 1240! The GDDR3 doesnt get very hot, but I'm sure the vantec card would benefit the ram a little bit. The maze4 keeps the card at about 40 C idle and 45 C load which is awesome.
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigval
Nah, the NV78 is extremely expensive, and it wont give you a better ram overclock. I have the maze4 and some ocz ramsinks with no active cooling at all, and my ram will pass coolbits test at 1250(from 1000) and it will bench am3 at 1240! The GDDR3 doesnt get very hot, but I'm sure the vantec card would benefit the ram a little bit. The maze4 keeps the card at about 40 C idle and 45 C load which is awesome.
Sounds good, how long does it take the AS5 to cure on WC?
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