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Old February 28, 2007, 12:19 PM
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Thanks again !_ I didn't realize that they had those kits- It would be really nice if they'd just throw in two more ramsinks- that would save me 15 bucks
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Old February 28, 2007, 12:36 PM
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Think about it, with that kit you wouldn't need to buy seperate ramsinks if you bought ANOTHER 8800GTS.
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Old February 28, 2007, 12:43 PM
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HARR! It might be a tough go trying to keep those babies cool with no water pumping through the gpu blocks though...;) I could hook them up to my fish tank...

On a serious note- have you heard about any issues with the fit of those gpu blocks? The one review on NCIX complains that they don't fit right.
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Old February 28, 2007, 01:09 PM
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Not sure but on further investigation, I think the 8800gts needs a total of eleven ramsinks- 10 for the ram, and one for the i/o chip?
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Old February 28, 2007, 01:38 PM
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The I/O chip gets hot enough to need a heatsink?
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Old February 28, 2007, 02:33 PM
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Yeah it does. You will need MC21's for the VRMs too.
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Old February 28, 2007, 03:34 PM
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May as well buy the kit I linked right away then.....

Man, with all those heatsinks, the card is going to look like a Medieval torture chamber.
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Old February 28, 2007, 03:44 PM
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Already got the mc21's ordered-
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Old February 28, 2007, 03:50 PM
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Cancel the order and replace with the kit I indicated, or write a priority ticket.
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Old February 28, 2007, 04:16 PM
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My dilemma is this- if I buy the mcw60 without the ramsinks, I don't get the 52 dollar sale price so my total is 42 (block)+ 44 (kit) = 86 plus tax and shipping = 100 bucks

If I can get a hold of three more ramsinks, my price is 52 (block)+12 (mc21's) = 64 plus tax and shipping = 74 bucks, so I'd be saving 26 bucks- I was waffling about buying the gpu cooler initially, so now that it might cost me 26 dollars more, I'm more iffy about it.

I know it's not alot of money, but combined with the lack of knowledge about how well these things work on these cards (and one nasty review on ncix), it's enough to give pause...
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