1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

aftermarket cooling for a gt240

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by ShRoOmAlIsTiC, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. ShRoOmAlIsTiC

    ShRoOmAlIsTiC

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    859 (0.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    164
    Location:
    Palm Desert, CA
    I have a gt240 that use for physx and I want to throw some aftermarket cooling on it.

    Needs to be under 50 bucks.

    heres the card
    XFX GT240XYAFC GeForce GT 240 512MB 128-bit DDR3 P...

    I want something thats dark or nickle plated

    here are some of the ones I was thinking about, not sure if they will fit it or not

    Zalman GV1000
    http://www.excaliberpc.com/585642/zalman-z-machine-gv1000-ball-vga.html

    Zalman vf950
    http://www.excaliberpc.com/594377/zalman-vf950-led-ball-vga-cooler.html

    Zalman vf2000<---Im leaning towards this one, quad heatpipe and not a bad size.
    http://www.excaliberpc.com/595841/zalman-vf2000-led-dual-purpose-hybrid-cooler.html

    Theres other coolers too like the xigmateck bitfrost but not sure if its a 2 or 3 slot cooler. Cant be over a 2 slot, maybe just a tiny bit like 2 and 1/4 but thats it.

    Any suggestions

    PS, why do I ever post in other forums. They always become crap fest, like "why you want to cool a physx card." Dont think about the reasoning, I just want to cool it better. Im talking about this ---> LINK

    EDIT: I went ahead and ordered the vf950, should do the job just fine. thanks again for the advise everyone.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2010
  2. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    21,563 (6.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,098
    Go with the prettiest cooler they are all gonna keep it chilly:D
     
    ShRoOmAlIsTiC says thanks.
  3. JATownes

    JATownes

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,825 (0.85/day)
    Thanks Received:
    433
    Definate overkill, but for what it is worth, the Zalman GV1000 is smexy!!!/
     
    ShRoOmAlIsTiC says thanks.
  4. Bjorn_Of_Iceland

    Bjorn_Of_Iceland

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    3,177 (1.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    375
    Yeah, Zalman GV1000 is good. Had 2 of those before, cooling my 8800GT SLi. Pretty silent, and good looking. 30 degree drop from stock slim type coolers
     
    ShRoOmAlIsTiC says thanks.
  5. ShRoOmAlIsTiC

    ShRoOmAlIsTiC

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    859 (0.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    164
    Location:
    Palm Desert, CA
    there shouldnt be any clearance issues with the gv1000 right? Would look pretty pimp next to my vf3000a.
     
  6. Bjorn_Of_Iceland

    Bjorn_Of_Iceland

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    3,177 (1.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    375
    None. It consumes two slots, does not impede any pci socket, and is not too high vs the pcb,
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2010
    ShRoOmAlIsTiC says thanks.
  7. ShRoOmAlIsTiC

    ShRoOmAlIsTiC

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    859 (0.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    164
    Location:
    Palm Desert, CA
    awesome thanks man, still toss up between gv1000 and the vf2000
     
  8. OneMoar

    OneMoar

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,261 (2.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    791
    Location:
    Rochester area
    step 1 buy MtDew ( in cans)
    Step 2 Drink Mt.Dew
    Step 3 clean and polish can
    step 4 afix can to gpu die with at least 4 zipties and possiably some ducktape and some cheap thermal paste
    step 5 fill can full of water
    6 enjoy supply of hotwater to make moar caffeinated beverages from
    OR
    Avoid Green Cards like the plague
     
  9. ShRoOmAlIsTiC

    ShRoOmAlIsTiC

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    859 (0.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    164
    Location:
    Palm Desert, CA
    looks like my best bet is gonna be the vf950. the gv1000 will hang past the card a little too much, the vf2000 is too tall and will end up hitting my psu (I think). Plus the vf950 is about 10 bucks cheaper then the rest and should do a hell of alot better job cooling the gt240 then the stock chunk of aluminum that comes with it.
     
  10. ShRoOmAlIsTiC

    ShRoOmAlIsTiC

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Messages:
    859 (0.24/day)
    Thanks Received:
    164
    Location:
    Palm Desert, CA
    the vf950 doesnt fit, there are the big old style bulky capacitors in the way. Maybe the vf900 will.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page