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post #1 of 9
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Hi peoples!
I was wondering which cooler to get for my Asus x800pro

i picked 2, 20€ coolers:
Zalman VF700-Cu LED
Weight : 270g

Zalman: VF700-AlCu LED
Weight : 180g

Is the 90grams more weight on the card worth the extra cooling you get from pure copper. I dont want my card to bend or anything. I mean the AlCu weighs much less then the CU and the coolers is really hanging on the card. Anyone knows if weight on videocards matters? And which cooler to get? (Im getting the LED version because of my window)

Thanks!
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post #2 of 9
I have the all copper version, and no problems with bending or anything. It's a great cooler!!
    
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Does anybody have the Arctic-Cooling Accelero X2? Its as expensive as a zalman.
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post #4 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juggernaut
Does anybody have the Arctic-Cooling Accelero X2? Its as expensive as a zalman.
It was designed for BTX cases, so make sure it'll fit in yours. If you have a side intake fan, you probably won't be able to close the door. As far as performance, I wasn't impressed with the reviews I saw, but it is a good cooler. I just don't feel it's as good as the Zalman vf900.
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post #5 of 9
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I have a window and side fan so no accelero for me then I heard some people complain that the zalman coolers dont connect directly from the card so the card thinks the cooler is broken and refuses to start. I have an asus card, can anyone confirm it works?
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post #6 of 9
It works great for me.. ATI X850PRO (unlocked to 16pipes and X850XTPE).

The fan is connected to the MoBo and runs fine. Card has no trouble with it. It *could* be, however, that ASUS implemented a safety thing like that.
    
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post #7 of 9
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Does anyone here have a Asus card with a v700?
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post #8 of 9
I have an Asus eax800xt with a ZALMAN FATAL1TY ZM-FS-V7 on it and it works just fine.
Its allmost the same as a vf-700 but with a red led instead of a blue one
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Freazy
I have an Asus eax800xt with a ZALMAN FATAL1TY ZM-FS-V7 on it and it works just fine.
Its allmost the same as a vf-700 but with a red led instead of a blue one
Also the VF900 has a 1800rpm fan and the FS-V7 has 2100rpm fan (minimum rpm that is)

But yeah go for the pure copper one
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