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HD3870 aftermarket cooling

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  1. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm trying to decide on an aftermarket cooler for my MSI HD3870, as the stock fan is driving me nuts. What are the options available for this card? I've been using Nvidia for so long, I'm kind of out of the loop on ATI coolers. I know the Accelero S1 and Duo orb work, but what others?
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    Anything that works on the X1900 series :)
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    The Thermaltake Duo-Orb is one popular option.
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118117 I believe this fits aswell it is on Gigabyte cards

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118006 this fits blue led

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118011 this fits has red led

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106112 fits looks great and is very good blue led

    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/thhr.html doesn't say it fits but it does almost as good as the gt

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186017 neck and neck with gt but doesn't look as good and is bigger than the gt if you can believe that.

    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/thhrgtfornv8.html this ones the best your core might do 900 with it and won't breah 43c

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118037 this fits looks great but worst performer of the bunch for the money
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    There is a nice review of a HIS HD3870 and the mounting of a DuOrb aftermarket cooler on it over at Hardware Canucks. The temps look Great and the cooler mounts over the ram sinks without removal.
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    Get a small loop together and use the Maze4 I'm selling....lol


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    here is a good round up review http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/1369/1/page_1_introduction/index.html .It not on a 3870 in these reviews but most card are hotter running than the 3870 and will show you what these coolers can do.
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    the stock cooler wont drive u nuts unless u are daft enough to run it at full speed..

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    LOL. Yeah right, it's making me nuts at 60%. :wtf::laugh:
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    If I weren't going water, I would go for either a Tt DuOrb, Zalman VF-900 or 1000.

    Keep in mind, though, that the DuOrb's fans are connected with a 4-pin molex, so unless you want to tinker with wiring, no fan speed control, and more noise.
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    Looks like it could be a winner.

    Fin density looks low. Look @ the picture of the base. The heatpipes are definitely not straight. That makes me nervous. Either they're not taking care manufacturing, or they're really easy to bend.

    Any reviews?
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    Wow bunch of good stuff in here. I got the VF900 but with my iceq3, its so damn awesome I dont need to replace it.
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    My criticism of the XIGMATEK VD964 is that the fins are not pass thru so very little air will be getting by to cool off the ram and pcb. The heatpipes at the core looks low rent to me. It just looks to inefficient imo.
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    I think of all of them, this one is my favorite. I love that you can interchange the fans.
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    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    Man, i've been through my water cooling phase. I'm not a fan. Too much maintenance. I'm much happier with good air.
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    Holy...that thing looks Thermalright quality, and it's only $20?!?!?!? HOLY CRAP!

    LMK how it works if you get it please. I might want one for my 3870 :D
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    HUUUGE!

    I got one for my 3850. Still... sadly... waiting on Vista to get here from the windows feedback program.

    Had very good reviews though, and it should be on sale soon.
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    mine is pretty quite at 60 to 70%.. is yours really noisy your do u get driven nuts easy.. he he

    trog
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    Now I want that Coolink Gfxchilla cooler. Looks great, and uber-cheap, but I also want water soon, so I don't know if I should bother with cooling investments.
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    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, I might get driven nuts easy. My case also has 2 side vents, so I hear everything. :laugh:
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    I saw one review, I think it was Xbit labs, the performance was awesome, though they had some complaints about the heatpipes being too far apart. It was a pre-release model they reviewed so I'm not too sure if anything changed, and judging by the pics on newegg they haven't. It would work well on a card with an IHS, but probablly not so much on a naked die. They really liked the Auras Fridge if you can find one and slap a 120mm fan on it.:)
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    Yeah, I wish I would have heard about that. I could have gotten one with my Cosmos S and PSU for an extra $20. I had never heard about them, though :shadedshu

    And I agree, the HDT won't really be utilized on a naked die.
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    found one doesn't look good http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5418&Itemid=40

    better one http://www.dragonsteelmods.com/inde...k=view&id=6525&Itemid=38&limit=1&limitstart=5

    another good one http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...34-coolink-gfxchilla-gpu-cooler-review-9.html
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