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Thermalright brought its newest entry in this segment to market: the Shaman. Thermalright claims two world firsts for this cooler: the first VGA cooler designed to accommodate a 140 mm fan and the first VGA cooler with eight 6 mm heat pipes.




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A big boy for cooling your GPU , the only problem that I can see is that you are limited to a single GPU
Edited by saint19 - 12/28/10 at 4:58am
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Originally Posted by saint19 View Post
A big boy for cooling your GPU , the only problem that I can see is that you are limited to a single GPU
Correcting: you are limited to a single GPU IF you've got a mother board with small pci-e lane spacing.

On my mobo, for example, there are 4 slots between GPUs for SLI and CFx
The problems I see is it may not fit all cases because it's tall - it can fit mine, but then I would have to take the side fans off. And, as the article said, poor VRM cooling. There is no point of cooling the GPU really well and forget about VRM, that's going to hold you from achieving a good OC... They could have used the space on top of the VRM to come up with a heatsink that could cool that area, maybe with a 92mm or 80mm fan, included with the shaman, since this cooler isn't long enough to cover that area. Also, we wouldn't need to use a galatic VRM cooler from them

Still, I do want that cooler

I wonder how it cools passively...
Edited by EduFurtado - 12/28/10 at 5:11am
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wont even fit in my case. lol
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Holy sweet jesus that cooler is huge!
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I simply HATE when they use older results instead of testing everything back again... they can "manipulate" results by doing so...

dang


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Tom's Hardware reviewed some of our favorite aftermarket cooling solutons for the GTX480.


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...3000,2784.html





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alright, I just checked out the link and I gotta say tom's hardware sucks major donkey balls. Ads between EVERY page, are you kidding me? %$!@ I'm never going there again.
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alright, I just checked out the link and I gotta say tom's hardware sucks major donkey balls. Ads between EVERY page, are you kidding me? %$!@ I'm never going there again.
Whats an ad?

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On topic: 0_o is there really any reason for a 140mm fan on a card that is only half its width? Now if they paired up with a gpu manufacturer and made a non refrence gpu to take advantage of all the extra space you now need for that damn cooler, id be instrested.
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Wonder if frozencpu has them yet
    
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