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Looking for an aftermarket cooler for sli PNY gtx 470 (unlocked gtx 465) on a Asus crosshair Formula IV - so triple slot coolers aren't a problem

What would you recommend? The cheaper the better. If I could snag one for $40 or less I would be very happy.

I was looking at the Gelid Icy Vising rev.1 (anyone know where I can find one cheap?). What is the difference between this and the rev.2?

I am looking for cool and quiet. If I did buy the gelid icy visions, I was planning on plugging the fans into my external fan controller, as to overrule the non-PWM fans problem. Your thoughts?
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http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=140891

u can try that
    
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The Zalman VF3000F would be a good choice. I went the water route myself, but that route isn't cheap.
 
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Thanks for the link - damn looks like I just missed out on the Gelid Icy Version 2

Anyone know how much it sold for as a reference?
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i forgot, but u can ask him. i bought fittings off of him and u can probably get a nice deal since he hasnt been able to send anything out due to unfortunate circumstances.

it'd be better for him to just take a bunch of packages and send them all in one go.

he's a nice guy and his heatware shows it.
    
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to bad you arent in aus i has Zalman VF3000F for 74 at work an
Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme PLUS + heatsinks (vrm and ram) for about 100 at work both of those will be good but i dont think the ac will work with sli
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you mean $74 and $100 respectively? that's a little steep
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thats aus tho. most places ive seen are 30-40 dollars more than what i sell them for. they are hard to get in brisbane. as far as i know 2 or 3 other places sell them and 1 comes close to our price on them XD id say your best bet is the zalman cooler tho. benches ive seen with that are very good
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hmm what about some ghetto mods?

Such as adding a 80mm fan via zip-ties

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/291540-33-cooling

Or attaching a stock AMD HSF to the gtx 470 HSF?

post #10 of 12
You could go for the Zalman VF-3000F if you have the room for 2 triple slot GFX cards. If you don't, then you could get the Scythe Setsugen II. For ultimate cooling however and if you don't care about space and cost, the Thermalright Shaman and Spitfire are pretty good too. If you're on a budget the Gelid ICY is good but not that great.
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