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Old September 10, 2007, 05:29 AM
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The http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/hardw...html#post19312 is now up and everyone considering an aftermarket heatsink for their 8800-series card should take a good look at it.

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Old September 10, 2007, 06:41 PM
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Nice review (as usual). Especially the TIM test at the end. It's amazing how many cooling devices are paired with lousy choice/poor application of TIM.

Yeah, first thing that came to mind when I saw the product picture was "Be nice if that unit could just use a mobo fan header". Maybe a fan header plug, with a 6-inch molex adaptor/extension as an option?

The unit's heat dump really is a . It might be redeemable if it at least sucked in some cold air through the expansion slot, but all this does is heat and mix the air that's already inside... by the time you made enough air flow through the case to compensate, you'd completely loose any silencing benefits. And 10 degree increase in temps will get most PSU fans ramping up too.

Q: How many slots are occupied by it? I can't quite tell, but it almost looks like you're losing that PCI-E x8 slot too...
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Old September 10, 2007, 06:59 PM
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Q: How many slots are occupied by it? I can't quite tell, but it almost looks like you're losing that PCI-E x8 slot too...
It takes up only one. You will notic in the next image I was able to install a second 8800GTS for an SLI configuration with space to spare.
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Old September 10, 2007, 07:13 PM
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Yes, I just couldn't tell how much space was free. I was wondering whether or not a single GPU setup would leave that PCI-E x8 slot available?

Although now that I think about it some more, pretty much any card that needed that slot would block off the cooler's intake.
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Hey SKYMTL, what would temps be like if you put a fan on the sidepanel of your case, and instead of blowing air into the case, have it exausting out over the VGA area. Kinda a silly way to have it configured, but it would be interesting to see.
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I think it would work quite well actually. The thing is that many cases don't come with the mounting holes for a fan close to the hard drive cage which is where a fan would need to be mounted to take care of the excess heat generated by this cooler.
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