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How does the IceQ 3 from HIS compare?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Nosada, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Nosada

    Nosada

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    Hi all,

    I'm currently shopping around for a set of HD3870 video cards to Crossfire. I've been reading up on several brands and the differences between them. Finding something about the cooling capacity of the HIS IceQ 3 cooler has been harder than I imagined. So I thought I'd come here and ask the people who know :)

    Is buying a HIS card worth it? (price premium +/-25$)

    How does it compare to the reference cooler or the Zerotherm on the Powercolor PCS series, both cooling and sound-wise?

    Any links, insights or personal experiences would be highly appreciated :toast:

    Regards,
    Nos
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    IceQ coolers ahve always been at the top end of the "oem upgraded cooler" maybe an owner can elaborate further
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    I've used one on a x1950pro, the cooler was excellent. It was ~8-10C cooler than the Zalman vf900 I tried to put on it. The only issue was that after a while, the fan developed a tiny rattle when running @ 100% speed.
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    I have two x1950Pros with them on, they are very good coolers, but I would take the $25 and just put it towards a good aftermarket cooler.
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