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Old January 25, 2011, 10:32 PM
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My System Specs


Using GC Extreme compound, my friend knocked off 8C from his GTX 570

Stock TIM on the GTX 570

Another took off 7C from his GTX 470

Stock TIM on the GTX 470:

Just to give you an idea of what's on there from factory... it's not always pretty :P
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Old January 26, 2011, 08:59 PM
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I think I changed my mind, I want a Shaman now. But, I'm hearing conflicting reports on exactly how many expansion slots it needs.

From looking at the picture, my pcie 1x slot is being used by a Xonar DX. Keep in mind that the Xonar DX is has a small footprint:

Now, would a Shaman actually fit in my setup? If so, do you think the Xonar is small enough to encourage proper airflow?

...If not, what other coolers can you guys recommend? I really want the AXP but import shipping + buying two things is just too much.

p.s Are there any other retailers that carry the high flow bracket? I don't want to pay $10+$5 for a bracket from evga.
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