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Old December 25, 2008, 08:52 PM
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I looked at some reviews and the T-Rad2 was absolutely awful without a fan. Breaking 100C with just a 9600GT. I got to testing the cards as-is tonight. And the bottom 4870 actually ran rather cool. With the fan @ 30% it still remained under 85C. Looks like I'll be staying stock.
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Old December 25, 2008, 09:22 PM
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Watercool it all!

Chilly Willy has a good idea! Single slot blocks on a dedicated loop.
The cheapest full coverage blocks (single slot) a pump and rad is easy 300.00 though.

Drop down to a couple of Dtek GFX V2's for probably closer to 250.00.
The amount of heat those suckers are gonna give off pretty much restricts you to water.

I'd check out the Buy & sell thread

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Check these out, beginning of a killer loop!

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...tml#post128897
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Old December 26, 2008, 09:10 AM
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Chilly Willy has a good idea! Single slot blocks on a dedicated loop.
The cheapest full coverage blocks (single slot) a pump and rad is easy 300.00 though.

Drop down to a couple of Dtek GFX V2's for probably closer to 250.00.
The amount of heat those suckers are gonna give off pretty much restricts you to water.

I'd check out the Buy & sell thread

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Check these out, beginning of a killer loop!

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...tml#post128897

I don't know if you remember, but i sold three loops worth of watercooling gear here not that long ago. I've done a good 10+ W/C builds and i am sick of it . I don't have the patience for it anymore. So unless I would to buy a completely maintenance-free closed loop, W/C is out of my house for good.
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Old January 29, 2009, 01:24 PM
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So my fan died on my Sapphire card today, and the card has to go back to Hong Kong to get repaired according to Athlon Micro (Sapphire's RMA company in Canada). Which is disgusting really. So instead of paying $30-$35 and being without my card for a few months I'd rather just get a replacement cooler. Is there any double slot HSF out there that will exhaust air? If not what are some good double-slot only HSFs?
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I think the Akasa Vortexx Neo exhausts out the back and should be dual slot. I could be wrong, but I'm also pretty sure the GFXChilla is dual slot also (doesn't exhaust air out the back though).
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Old January 31, 2009, 03:46 PM
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I think the Akasa Vortexx Neo exhausts out the back and should be dual slot. I could be wrong, but I'm also pretty sure the GFXChilla is dual slot also (doesn't exhaust air out the back though).
I actually ordered the GFX Chilla a couple of days back to try it out. It is one of the few low profile heatsinks out ther. Hopefully this don't get to warm in my case. If they do I'll try the Akasa Vortexx Neo out.
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Well I can tell you that a 4870's thermal shutdown is 120C

needless to say the GFXChilla is not able to handle it.
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LoL. NIce infos! lol.
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wow. That sucks. Is the card ok?
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Ya the card is working fine. It I remove the top card the Chilla works great and keeps it around 70C.
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