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Which is the better deal?

post #1 of 10
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I'm thinking of getting one of the Zalman VF-700 coolers for my 6600LE, as it needs to be cooled if I want to go above 400/496. However, with the AlCu being around $33, and the Cu being around $42, which is a better deal from a price/cooling perspective? Don't suggest the LED or Fatal1ty models, as those are just too expensive.
post #2 of 10
get the Cu hsf because it will benefit you interms of heat transfer coefficient. at its lots more sturdy compared to the Al-Cu alloy.
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for the 6800le id just get the silencer and be done with it.. it performs the same and itll shoot the hot air outside the case.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186133
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I have the 6600LE. There's no silencer that fits it. I don't need to overclock much further -certainly no more than maybe 450/520 at most if I can do that. My card artifacts right now at anything above 410ish on the core or 496 on the memory.
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post #6 of 10
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I have an AGP card, so it won't fit properly. I have the stupid IHS thing on my board.
post #7 of 10
Get the alcu. Aluminum is *almost* as good as copper in thermal conductivity, and there shouldnt be too much of a difference between the two.
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post #8 of 10
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Yeah, I think that is what I will end up getting,as it's only $33 shipped from newegg, and it fits any 6600-series card that doesn't have the IHS attached to the standard heatsink. Be interesting to see how high I'll get my clocks. Is the included thermal paste any good, or should I drop $10 and get a tube of AS5?
post #9 of 10
Always go with the AS5 if your want the best
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Actually, I just read a review that the ramsinks included with the VF700 are designed for BGA chips instead of TSOP chips. Do I have to put one on each of the chips or can I install the RAMsinks on the back and just hope the HSF cools the RAM on the front?
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