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Old February 13, 2007, 12:46 PM
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tell me, how many times have you seen people with 7900GTXs that used aircoolers rather than stock? Not often because they are very good.

They have a bigger fan, many more heatpipes, and very quiet. As a previous owner of a 7900GTO, a VF700Cu with a 50CFM+ delta fan modded to it, and a VF900Cu. I can tell you they are not as good as the 7900GTX cooler. The Only issue I had with it was that it was a double slot cooler.
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Old March 20, 2007, 11:21 PM
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thats so sweet man... maybe i should buy 2 7900gtx cooler and put them on my 7900gt.. :P
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Old March 21, 2007, 10:51 AM
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The point of this mod was two-fold:

1. better cooling than the horrible 6800GT stock heatsink
2. Silence

This was for my parents' HTPC, so I wasn't going to spent a bunch of money on an aftermarket cooler for them. Especially because I'm going to replace this card with something HDCP compatible in the very near future.

I think overall it worked out very well for me. My favorite thing about the 7900GTX cooler is how silent it is. It's definitely an awesome graphics card heat sink.
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Old March 21, 2007, 11:32 AM
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Great mod!! Though the pictures are HUGE!!!
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Old March 22, 2007, 05:52 PM
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Hehe yeah... I forget that not everyone is on a 24" widescreen
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