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Hey, im looking into buying a 7800GT, and wondered if i should buy an aftermarket heatsink with it.

Would there be a great difference in temp or overall coolness?
    
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Yeah, the stock heatsinks aren't that great. Try a Zalman VF700-cu, should knock about 15C off its temperature.
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I have 2 7800GT's and I put the Zalman vf700-cu on both of them. It keeps the load temps in the low to mid 50's. Just keep an eye on the dust in them. They can get clogged with dust and really effects the temps.
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