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I cant decide dammit

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Ketxxx, Jun 29, 2006.

?

which 1?

  1. NorthQ alu

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  2. NorthQ copper

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  3. Stop being a cheap git, Zalman VF900

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  1. Ketxxx

    Ketxxx Heedless Psychic

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    Check this out, do your own research if you want and vote at will :D I like the NorthQ stuff as its different and looks to be of very high quality

    http://www.northq.com/products/gfx/nq3850.html found for £17
    http://www.northq.com/products/gfx/nq3860.html found for £12.75
    http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=HFZ-VF900-CU&af=50 found for £21

    Its for a 2nd 68GT i should be getting. Needs to tame GPU temps near the 80s on load. AluNQ cooler looks nice, problem comes from if it will actually cool any better than a stock cooler...technically it should cool much better but thats only technically..
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    The NorthQ coolers look really similar to the VF700 series, and since the Zalman VF900-Cu is better than the VF700 Series, go for the Zalman VF900 then.
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    I'm a student :p as longs I get something that can tame 80 down to like 55 its all good. NQ imo aregreat, just because their the little guy pumping out equally good stuff as zalman without paying for the name. a lot of all copper VF700s still got for like £25+ vs £17 of the NQ :S
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    Are you getting two for your 6800GTs(I'm assuming your going SLI?)
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    Just one, already have a VF900 for one but I dont care how good an air solution is i cant justify like £30 for it. Not a GPU cooler anyway.
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    I would still go for the VF900-Cu because it matches the other card, but some people don't care, but still VF900-Cu for me.
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    NorthQ = Vf700 ripoff.
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    1st- rips off Zalman VF-700.
    2nd- BAD ripoff of Zalman VF-700.
    3rd- No competition
    4th (my suggestion)- This will do good for the price. There is a review here where an X1800 is cooled very nicely by this thing.
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    Actually if you look at their other stuff too it looks suspiciously like zalman bought designs off NQ for their last generation coolers.
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    Ketxxx Heedless Psychic

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    Yea I considered that. The only thing I have against it is its a 2 slot cooler, one slot coolers are worth their gold to me which is why i may be stuck paying for another vf900. coolers dont have to be dual slots. pc industry seems to be on the same retarded fad vince mcmahon is on, bigger = better. So not true.
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    umm all 4 of those coolers are dual slot :laugh:
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    Actually... Any cooler will perform better if you enlarge it. :D
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    VF900 isnt. its like 30mm high which is like 1.7cm
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    um dude 30mm is 3cm...
    first pic in google img pic1 pic2
    its dual slot
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    Metric is x10 for each unit up... you should know your European... :S
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    Nah its single just about in comparison to other cooler. eg VC-RHC which is 38mm tall. I got my conversion wrong where its like 4am here almost but its deffinately more single slot than dual, its like half the height of an AA battery.
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    dude ketxxx... look in the second pic i posted. it exactly covers the next pci slot.. btw the gap inbetween the center of one pci and an adjacent one is 20mm.
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    Honestly, I prefer those massive coolers that have the plastic that practically covers the whole thing, like what HIS puts on their cards (IceQ cooling) because they blow the hot air out of the case. However, they do take up the room for a second slot, but I got a motherboard in which the video cards have 2 spaces inbetween them, so it worked out.
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    Or you could liquid cool? (But thats just me:)
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    their nice an cheap, but their not very bling :D hell i'll just bite the bullet and get another vf900
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    you cant go wrong there.
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    I found something else I think i'm gona go with, the Evercool VC-RG. looks pretty good and something I can mod up too :D Copper, dual fans, etc etc. could even just whack a better fan right on top of the HS, lots of options with it.
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    A couple phrases come to mind when looking at that fan, "ohh... it's pretty", "LOOK! two fans!", "hm... marketing gimmick", "no heatpipes" and "limited compatibility". :rolleyes: But that's just me.

    Edit: Heatpipes are under-rated. Considering Zalman uses them to out perform even some water coolers, you know they work... http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zalman/CNPS-9500LED/5
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    Yeah, the IceQ coolers are UV sensative, so they're cool if you have a blacklight. BUT, too bad you can't just buy the coolers by themselves... at least I don't think you can.

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