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I have it. Worth every penny IMO. My GTX Idles at ~40C and loads at ~50 (at stock speeds). This may be a little pricey, but way less than water cooling with comparable temps. I've said this before, good air cooling is much more cost effective than water cooling.

I have a picture in my gallery where I'm idling at 38C.
 

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Put it this way, I have the HR-03 Rev. A because I'm still on 7-series so it has 2 less heat pipes than the Plus. Well, in the middle of the summer I get 41C idle, 47C load with ambient temps pushing 30C in my bedroom. Compared to stock cooling (60C idle/90C load) and water (36C idle/41C load) it's IMO the best GPU heatsink money can buy. Get it.


edit: Yes it comes with Ramsinks.
 

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Does it come with heatsinks for the RAM modules?

Sure does. And for me, they stuck well. None have come off yet and I've had it for about a month or so. They come with specifically shaped ones for each type of chip, especially made for the 8800GTX. If you have a GTS, the HSI heatsink has to me modded in order to fit - but it can be done.

The installation is a little tricky but not too bad.

Remember though... this is specifically made for the GTX, but the only difference from this and the GTS is the HSI heatsink. I made a post before with a link to someone who had modded it for a GTS - I'll look for it.
 

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...*** is HSI

It's a chip (not sure what it stands for) that's towords the end of the card you plug your monitor into, under the stock cooler. The original HR-03 Plus was designed only for the GTX because the HSI heatsink only fit on the GTX on not the GTS.

BUT, according the this installation page at Thermalright, there is a new HSI heatsink that comes with HR-03 Plus that accommodates both the GTX and GTS. If you already ordered it, hopefully you will get this newer one.

If I were you though, I'd cancel your order from Newegg and call Thermalright directly, tell them you have an 8800GTS, and you'd like the HR-03 Plus with the NEW HSI heatsink. Chances are they'll be willing to make sure you get the right one.
 

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I'll take my chances. NewEgg says its the PLUS. If it doesn't come with the heatsink I'll order the heatsink.

http://www.pccasegear.com.au/prod5139.htm

Well, I was trying to say there are two types of heatsinks that come with the PLUS, but okay.

But good find with that GTS HSI Heatsink btw....
 

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Well I canceled it. Decided to not act on impulse and do some research.

It's too bad they don't give a part number on the website for the one that includes the GTS heatsink.
 

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Well I canceled it. Decided to not act on impulse and do some research.

It's too bad they don't give a part number on the website for the one that includes the GTS heatsink.

The fact that you found the GTS HSI heatsink (didn't know you could buy those separately anywhere), I think you would've been fine. That's the only reason why the HR-03 Plus wasn't working with the GTS. But whatever, you can call Thermalright now to be sure.
 

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