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Old November 13, 2009, 04:48 AM
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Default HIS Joins the Foray of Custom Cooled 5700 Series Cards

Although not the first to introduce a custom solution for AMD's 5700 series of cards, HIS has long since been a player in non-referance Cards. With such a lineage to follow, it is natural to see this latest design. Enter the iCooler IV.

Many of us will remember the IceQ series from HIS. Teamed with Arctic Cooling it made for some of the better no... [ Read full article ]
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Old November 13, 2009, 05:24 AM
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Why would HIS, probably one of the pioneers of good "exhaust out the back" coolers, make a useless and ugly cooler like this? Whatever happened to their IceQ series? Hell, the heat Should go out the back, so make a better-than-reference design that does so better than reference and we'll buy it.... but not this. Blah.
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Old November 13, 2009, 05:36 AM
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Shut up, it's because they still work with Arctic Cooling. This cooler might be ugly but it's quite efficient and this card in particular generate almost no heat compared to the high-end stuff and that makes the blower style coolers useless.
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Old November 13, 2009, 05:42 AM
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Wow, some people must be in a bad mood (including me yesterday, and I apologize!).

I'd love to see them build another IceQ cooler. Those were the bomb back then. The only thing I care about right now though is that hopefully another partner will issue a modder friendly lifetime warranty.
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Old November 13, 2009, 05:59 AM
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Shut up, it's because they still work with Arctic Cooling. This cooler might be ugly but it's quite efficient and this card in particular generate almost no heat compared to the high-end stuff and that makes the blower style coolers useless.
Don't you dare talk to me like that. First of all, exhausting the heat out the back of the case is always better than dumping it inside, without exception. Secondly, partnership or not with AC, their own IceQ coolers were always far superior IMO. And if, for the htpc users, silence is such a requirement, then HIS should've stuck with their iSilence passive coolers, instead of this plastic-shrouded mediocre cooler.
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Shut up, it's because they still work with Arctic Cooling. This cooler might be ugly but it's quite efficient and this card in particular generate almost no heat compared to the high-end stuff and that makes the blower style coolers useless.
Remember that some asus card have a similar cooler and they can be...loud...Most of the time rear exhaust fan are best for silence VS performance and the IceQ were pretty nice looking also. Will miss them.
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Unreal. The HD 5700-series does NOT need to be custom cooled with a dual slot heatsink. For the love of God, give me a damn single slot heatsink.
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Don't you dare talk to me like that. First of all, exhausting the heat out the back of the case is always better than dumping it inside, without exception. Secondly, partnership or not with AC, their own IceQ coolers were always far superior IMO. And if, for the htpc users, silence is such a requirement, then HIS should've stuck with their iSilence passive coolers, instead of this plastic-shrouded mediocre cooler.
++Passive. HTPC market would eat it up.
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++Passive. HTPC market would eat it up.
Only if the market can get over the paranoia of having a passive cooler. I still remember a video of a passively cooled 8800gt cooking something
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