Lets throw it in the case!
This is my old case once again and it easily fit inside of it...So no problems there...
Looks kind of sexy from this view.... hmm. Looks like a grill too...
My fan is there because thats the only way I can get it on and have the tuniq at the same itme and I didn't feel like taking the fan off so I just put it there... I think it messes up airflow though but as this case is going to be gone soon IDC!.
From the results I got when I booted up... I did not hear a single thing... I thought I broke something, it is really THAT SILENT! Very impressive... 0 DBA is True!
Then after getting into windows what do I see? 39C IDLE?!??! WTF???
I didn't believe it so I waited a while and then it went up to 43C... but thats with this crappy case and airflow AND! No fan attached to it yet
. That is a 10-12C drop from my other temps... With no loud “BERRRRRRRRR” going in the background.... ****, very impressive for $30 (You can get these for $25 if you look around)
I ran 3dmark03 for fun and Temps were at 50C after test was done...
Just as a comparison... Last time I ran 3dmark03 with stock cooler and had it at 60%.... I got artifacts right before the cpu tests.... At around 670/1000 I think it was...
I ran 3dmark06, and scored 13,300 about with everything at stock... Didn't take a screenshot as it was late, but I will return with one!
My temps never went above 51C while running it btw.
STILL COMPLETLY SILENT!
I'll be back with some results once I get some time, then I will give you results with a fan attached to it...
It seems to be pretty good, although I was cursing because of my stupidity over the ram heatsinks.... which still continues.
I would say for Price and performance... This heatsink needs a 10/10...
Installation/Quality of parts? like 6/10... god it was painful. And those heatsinks (even when done correctly) hardly EVER stay on according to many people who own this.
Also does not come with voltage regulator heatsinks...According to them it is not needed, but according to all 8800 gt manufactures it IS needed because they put thermal tape on . Also the plastic clippys were gay, and took a while... I kept lawling at male and female part
IF YOU ARE UNSATISFIED WITH YOUR STOCK COOLER ON
Radeon HD 38xx series, 36xx series, 2600, 2400, X1950, X1900, X1800, X1650, X1600, X1550, X1300 series
GeForce 9600 GT, 8800GTS(G92), 8800GT, 8600, 8500, 8400, 7950GT, 7900, 7800, 7600, 7300, 6800, 6600 series (except 7X00 GS AG
I recommend this!
FYI: For the some of the ATI cards they have voltage regulator heatinks that come with this... They apparently do need it. I heard installiton was also very hard with the 38XX series because of the Ram placements, so beware! Still works though.