Wednesday, September 15th 2010

Thermalright Readies Shaman 140 mm VGA Cooler

Air-cooling specialist Thermalright is readying a VGA cooler that makes use of a 140 mm fan, and uses no less than eight 6 mm thick heat pipes to convey heat to a large aluminum fin array. The Shaman from Thermalright uses a large rectangular base from which eight heat pipes twist their way to the heatsink. Shaman supports nearly all high-end GPUs in the market, including GeForce GTX 480, GTX 470, GTX 465, GTX 460, Radeon HD 5800 series, Radeon HD 5700, and upcoming Radeon HD 6800 series as well as HD 6700 series. Bundled with this is a TY-140 fan, which spins between 900~1300 rpm, with a noise output of 21 dBA.

A video preview of the Thermalright Shaman follows.

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33 Comments on Thermalright Readies Shaman 140 mm VGA Cooler

#1
pantherx12
Awww yeah, this is my next VGA cooler for sure.

Fits 5770? awesome XD


Also note it over hangs enough to stick some small fans ontop of the heatsink if you don't want to run it with the huge fan on.

Shame they can't make the radiator fit within two slots, that's blocked all the slots.
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#2
TheLostSwede
Look great, as long as you don't need anything but a single graphics card in your motherboard...
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#3
Mussels
Moderprator
looks better than my S1 + 140mm fan combo
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#4
bear jesus
I was looking forward to water cooling my next gpu but after taking a look at this i think i may be holding off another year, the zalman vf1000 has been very good to me with my fan setup and as long as this fits my next gpu (no idea what it will be yet) then im sure this will be even better to my fan setup, plus my gpu being the only card in my system means it could block every slot and it not be a problem :D


*edit* does it look to anyone else that installed with the 140mm fan that it takes 5 slots includidng the card?
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#5
entropy13
by: bear jesus
*edit* does it look to anyone else that installed with the 140mm fan that it takes 5 slots includidng the card?
I think it looks like 3 slots at most.
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#6
KieranD
Thats good because the 5770 isnt supported by a lot of coolers.
(feel free to correct me if im wrong on that)
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
card takes a slot, sink takes a slot, fan looks like it takes a little over a slot - then room for air.

taking up 4 slots its quite possible.
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#8
RejZoR
Unless you place a slim Scythe fan on it... Lower CFM but takes less space and are generally more silent.
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#9
bear jesus
by: Mussels
card takes a slot, sink takes a slot, fan looks like it takes a little over a slot - then room for air.

taking up 4 slots its quite possible.
I assume it's just the angle playing tricks on my eyes then.

but still im very excited for this as i have a ducting fan and ducting attached to my vf1000 to move the heat out of this tiny computer room (more like closet :laugh:) so something like this would be perfect and easly open my options up to include the 480 as before now heat was a major concern
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#10
Sasqui
Kind of useless on 58xx series without VRM/Ram heatsinks?
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#11
ebolamonkey3
Err.. if you look at the end of the video where it's installed inside a PC, the cooler and fan takes up 4 slots plus you need one more for air.
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#12
_JP_
YEY!
*victory dance*
At last a good cooler compatible with the HD 5770!!
I'm so getting this one when I get the chance!

by: KieranD
Thats good because the 5770 isnt supported by a lot of coolers.
(feel free to correct me if im wrong on that)
No need to correct, you're absolutely right. Best offer until now was Thermalright's own HR-03. Other than that, there were very very few compatible coolers.
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Agreed Saqsui so I guess it is up to us to either purchase Thermalright heatinks for the VRM/RAM areas. I do like the cooler though and I would love to replace the DK cooler on my 4870.

Good thing I only need or use 1 graphics card lol.
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#14
Kaleid
by: Mussels
looks better than my S1 + 140mm fan combo
Probably isn't. Thermalright usually needs higher RPM fans to be effective and with S1 one could use two very low rpm fans instead of one faster.

I hope arctic makes a new version of S1 so that it works with more cards.
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#15
Delta6326
big much? i wonder how it does passively? would be sweet
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#16
fochkoph
Still waiting for Noctua to pump out their first VGA cooler. :cry:
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#17
erocker
That's a beast. Heck, if you have a fan on the side of your case that blows close to the VGA a fan on top may not be needed.
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#18
cadaveca
My name is Dave
I wonder if this will wrap around the card?


;)
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#19
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: cadaveca
I wonder if this will wrap around the card?


;)
Looks tight, but would make for good Crossfire/SLI cooling if you could;)
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#20
cadaveca
My name is Dave
I'm kinda doubting it, now, after looking a bit more closely.

If only I could buy a single card fast enough for me....
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#21
erixx
Amazing how these people thought and designed it out of the mental box others have. There is room for this in most cases so why not use it???????? CONGRATS Tt !!!!
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#22
sLowEnd
Looks kinda crude for a Thermalright product.

I hope the retail product will have more polish to it, so to speak.
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#23
psywarx
My MSI GTX 465 Golden Edition cooler definitely better from this...
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#24
Delta6326
either way i still think the Gigabyte stock 460 cooler is great for its size wonder how they compare
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#25
Rebelstar
So nice but too big, you can forget about Crossfire.
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