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Yes, We need more competition!! 27 93.10%
No, its too late for them don't bother. 2 6.90%
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Old March 14, 2010, 10:34 PM
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Default Noctua and GPU cooling too late or not?

So whats your thoughts?

Do you think Noctua should enter the GPU cooling market or is it too late in the game for them.

I've choosen to not vote as mine would be completely biased. I encourage everyone to vote its much appreciated.

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yes, but keep prices down coddamit
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Old March 15, 2010, 08:44 AM
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Yes! But only if they bring a reasonably priced product to the market that performs well.
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Old March 15, 2010, 08:49 AM
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More competition is Never a bad thing. Voted yes. Hopefully with more competition we can drive the prices of good GPU coolers down, since too many of them now are very expensive.
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Personally, I have nothing against more competition but I don't think Noctua should go in this direction.
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Old March 15, 2010, 09:59 AM
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In my limited use I have not been convinced that aftermarket coolers are markedly better than the stock ones. IMHO, even though the gpu is cooled better, the cooling of all the other chips on the board is overlooked.
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Old March 15, 2010, 10:06 AM
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the cooler do ot have to be better than the stock one, it have to be less noisy. I hope Noctua will think also about the VRM , like Thermalright do with their vrm rad,
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I say yes as not only more competition but more innovation is always nice in such a stagnant area.
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Old March 15, 2010, 02:09 PM
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Thanks MarkOne I'll pass that idea on to Noctua. If anyone has any further ideas or products that you would like to see from Noctua feel free to add. I try to keep a regular line of communication with their representitives and usually pass on the balance of ideas and comments that I see here. Still the focus here is on the possibility of Noctua entering the GPU cooling market so keep voting!!

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I like the ability of the HR-03 to reverse which lets you put a second card in SLI while still using a big cooler.
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