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GTX 480 + Gelid Icy Vision!

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Hi everyone,

I would like to do a quick review of my experience of using the Gelid Icy Vision Rev.2 on my Asus GTX 480, and the top-class customer service by the engineer, who designed the Icy Vision - Tony from Gelid!

The temperature of GTX 480 with stock cooler is notoriously high. Before I changed the cooler, and when I over-clocked it to 800MHz Core and 2000MHz Memory using 1.050v (stock voltage), I had the below temperature:

Kombuster (DX9 + 4xAA) - 97C
Furmark (Xtreme Burning + Displacement Mapping + 4xAA) - 105C
OCCT - 105C

These temperature could very probably go even higher had I let the stress tests run longer, but I quited them for safety reason.

Then I bought one Gelid Icy Vision Rev.2, and installed it with Artic Silver 5, and unfortunately it was probably faulty because I achieved the following temperatures:

Kombuster (Same settings) - 83C
Furmark (Same settings) - 93C
OCCT - 93C

After e-mailing Tony, and he told me to try out the GC-2 thermal compund that came with the Icy Vision and I also replaced the stock Icy Vision fans with two Gelid Wind 92mm fans. He also told me not to over-tighten the screws:

Kombuster (Same settings) - 79C
Furmark (Same settings) - 86C
OCCT - 89C

And now the absolute 5-star customer service - Tony sent me another replacement heatsink, with the 92mm fan mounts, and some of Gelid's top-class GC-Extreme thermal compound for free from Hong Kong to Taiwan. I installed it tonight and tested:

Kombuster (Same settings) - 76C
Furmark (Same settings) - 73C
OCCT - 73C


Even if I added a bit of voltage (@ 1.100v) and over-clocked it higher @ 825MHz, OCCT only reached 81C while Furmark reached 75C.

For games, I only remember that Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (everything high with forced 4xAA + 4x Super-sampling Transparency) reached about 73C, but now it stays below 50C!

It is apparent that Gelid has a very successful product, and has the best customer support that I have ever seen (aside from Apple - comes 2nd now)!

Hope this review helps!
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Intel i7-870 Asus P7P55D-E LX Asus GTX 480 Corsair 1600MHz DDR3 RAM 2GB x2 
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Western Digital WD5000ADS Sony DRU-880S x24 Cooler Master V6 GT Gelid Icy Vision Rev.2 
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Windows 7 X64 Ultimate Apple 20" Cinema Display Razer BlackWidow Cooler Master GX750 750W 
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Aero Cool CyborgX Razer DeathAdder 3.5G @ 1800DPI sensitivity 5.5 Tt eSPORTS CONKOR Control P7P55D-E LX On-Board 
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Intel i7-870 Asus P7P55D-E LX Asus GTX 480 Corsair 1600MHz DDR3 RAM 2GB x2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital WD5000ADS Sony DRU-880S x24 Cooler Master V6 GT Gelid Icy Vision Rev.2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 X64 Ultimate Apple 20" Cinema Display Razer BlackWidow Cooler Master GX750 750W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Aero Cool CyborgX Razer DeathAdder 3.5G @ 1800DPI sensitivity 5.5 Tt eSPORTS CONKOR Control P7P55D-E LX On-Board 
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a 32c degree temp drop..
    
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Seagate 250GB (ST3250318AS) Liteon CD/DVD-RW x22 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Ubuntu 10.10 x86 / Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Dual-... 
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a 32c degree temp drop..
Yeah, I was totally in awe! I thought the most the replacement heat-sink would lower would be a few degrees, but wow~
Ashio's Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-870 Asus P7P55D-E LX Asus GTX 480 Corsair 1600MHz DDR3 RAM 2GB x2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital WD5000ADS Sony DRU-880S x24 Cooler Master V6 GT Gelid Icy Vision Rev.2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 X64 Ultimate Apple 20" Cinema Display Razer BlackWidow Cooler Master GX750 750W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Aero Cool CyborgX Razer DeathAdder 3.5G @ 1800DPI sensitivity 5.5 Tt eSPORTS CONKOR Control P7P55D-E LX On-Board 
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AKG K271 mk ii Logitech AK5370 USB Microphone 
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Intel i7-870 Asus P7P55D-E LX Asus GTX 480 Corsair 1600MHz DDR3 RAM 2GB x2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital WD5000ADS Sony DRU-880S x24 Cooler Master V6 GT Gelid Icy Vision Rev.2 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 X64 Ultimate Apple 20" Cinema Display Razer BlackWidow Cooler Master GX750 750W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Aero Cool CyborgX Razer DeathAdder 3.5G @ 1800DPI sensitivity 5.5 Tt eSPORTS CONKOR Control P7P55D-E LX On-Board 
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I have the Icy Vision 2 on my GTX 465, I barely break 60c with my overclock.
     
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85W Magsafe 2 Precision Aluminum Unibody Multi-Touch Trackpad Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 2nd Gen 
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Intel Core i5-3317U @ 1.7GHz (Turbo @ 2.6 GHz) Intel HD Graphics 4000 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM APPLE SSD TS128E 
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macOS Sierra 11.6" LCD/LED Backlit IPS Display (1366 x 768) Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) keys 85W Magsafe 2 
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Intel Core i7-4870HQ @ 2.5 GHz (Turbo @ 3.7 GHz) Apple Logic Board Nvidia GeForce GT 750M 2GB 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
APPLE SSD SM0512F 500GB macOS Sierra 15" Retina Display (2880 x 1800) Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) keys 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
85W Magsafe 2 Precision Aluminum Unibody Multi-Touch Trackpad Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 2nd Gen 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5-3317U @ 1.7GHz (Turbo @ 2.6 GHz) Intel HD Graphics 4000 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L SDRAM APPLE SSD TS128E 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
macOS Sierra 11.6" LCD/LED Backlit IPS Display (1366 x 768) Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) keys 85W Magsafe 2 
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Precision Aluminum Unibody Multi-Touch Trackpad 
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