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Old 07-21-2004, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to cool my 128MB 9800 Pro for when I overclock it. Do you think it would be better to get:

Either
Thermaltake GIANT II High Performance VGA Cooler

Or

Vantec ICEBERQ Copper BGA RAMSinks

And

Vantec ICEBERQ4 PRO Premium VGA cooling kit?

The price is just about the same... I was thinking of getting the Vantec VGA Cooler + Vantec Copper RAMSinks.

I don't want the heatsink to absorb the heat and then dump it on the RAM.
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Well I've heard good things about the Vantec hsf, that with the copper ramsinks I think would be great, but then again that thermaltake heatsink looks killer with that pipe deal going on... I'll look for some reviews on both and get back to ya, but there's some info to start ya off


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A lot of the reviews i was reading about this, all said great things about it.
Shows performance on the vantec 4 w/out ram sinks
http://www.gruntville.com/reviews/he...4pro/page4.php


Most reviews on this said that it was too big, one problem blocked the atx power connector to the mobo, got too close to capacitors, blocks the first pci slot, noisy fan, etc...
There's the best thing I could find on the giant 2...
http://www.modthebox.com/review217_3.shtml
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I read 3 reviews on the Vantec and 2 on the ThermalTake, I decided to go with Vantec.
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w00t, are you gonna get the ramsinks also? Let us know how that goes.. like take temps from your video card now and let us know the temps afterwords, I've been wanting something for my 9800xt, something to cool it down to 64c (temps from the overdrive)
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Urm... it seems that it isnt compatible with your card...
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Compatible with :-


nvidia GF4 Titanium 4200, 4400, 4600, 4800 series cards

nVidia FX 5600 Ultra series cards
Are you going to attempt to install it anyway?
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Old 07-21-2004, 04:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah I noticed that Stompy

I didn't get the Pro version, the non-Pro works with my card.

I also got some cool blue light 80mm fans and a chrome Unreal Tournament Grill. With some rounded IDE cables for floppy and CD-ROM for better airflow.

My SATA hard drives own
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try a vantec spectrum card it gets placed in the pci slot under the graphics card and it blows cool air from the bottom of the case onto your card. works very well.
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The Zalman ZM80D works pretty well for the overdrive. My video card reports a temp of 59c.

http://xoxide.com/zm80d.html
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