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Most WTF cooler?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by OnePostWonder, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. GreiverBlade

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    THAT one is a WTF indeed .... i was seeking pics of it but you got faster than me darn :D
     
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    depends if you like the noise that a squirrel cage cooler makes. their bearings seem to ware out sooner. their also generally not as effective at cooling with a difference of 20-30'c depending on the card. I have 680s that top out between 60-65'c and thats even after 2-3hrs of non-stop BF4 on ultra settings.
     
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    I have a Xigmatek full copper prototype :)
     
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    Definitely notsureifserious.png.

    Pics? Or would that violate any contractual agreement you might have with them?
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Really? Every one of my graphics cards in the last eight years or so, apart from my 6850s and one 1950Pro, has had a blower/squirrel cage fan. That's two 1950Pros, a 9800GTX+, two GTS250s, two 3870s, two 4870s, two 6850s, and three 7970s. Not one has worn out (even the one that gets dusty as hell and is still in use, my trusty 9800GTX+). On the other hand, one of the two fans on the 6850s seized, and the fan on the 1950Pro that had a Zalman vf700 on it did as well.
    Don't get me wrong, I don't necessarily like the blowers better. They are loud as hell and need a decent amount of room to breathe. The point is that even with almost every one of those having their fan speeds increased for the time I ran them, I haven't had a single one fail or even start to squeal.
     
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    I had one of the fans on my 6970s starting to make a grinding noise after about a year. Tried to replace the fan but couldnt get the shroud off the cooler without breaking it so i ended up replacing the entire cooler but this ended up killing my 6970 for some reason....

    There have been a few cases where people have reported that their graphics card stopped working all together when they removed the stock cooler. Ive heard rumors about XFX potentially 'rigging' their cards to fail if you remove their stock cooler so I guess thats what happened to me.

    the 6970 just never worked again, even windows or the bios wouldnt detect it anymore. As always, Im always careful when replacing the stock cooler for an aftermarket one. Ive been replacing stock coolers since the days of ATi 9700 Pro's and I have never wrecked a card doing so. Ive even replaced the stock coolers for my friends 4870s & 5850s and everytime the switch was successful.

    Obviously when i contacted XFX about removing the stock cooler earlier in the year they were pretty adamant that I just RMA the card to them instead. All i asked about was generally stuff like cleaning or removing the cooler to reapply some thermal paste because my 6970s were hitting 88-90'c on average while game. While it is perfectly ok for the 6970 to operate at those temperatures, I personally am not happy about it, I dont wanna RMA a perfectly working card either.

    No idea what happened there but one things for certain is that i sure as hell aint buying another XFX card again.
     
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    This is big dick's older brother:
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    Now THAT is a WTF cooler! LOL!!
     
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    add some copper color and you have steampunk theme
     
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    More like Big Dick's grandpa
     
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    I can't believe that post was 3 years ago!! Thanks for reminding me.
     
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    only in japan...
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    this old thread is worth reviving
     
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    while we're on the subject of 8800GTs and their funky coolers... here's mine. the card was free... got it out of a trashed HP from a dumpster, baked the card back to life, and then installed this cooler just to make sure lol

    [​IMG]

    if my system still had another pci-e slot i'd be using it for folding@home
     
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    Couldn't refuse. It's listed under computer parts on CL Make ANY case a HAF case!
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    1/2 HP motor. 8.6 amps @ 120 volts.
     
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    I love it when I tell some one Japanese culture is bizarre, and they give a snotty retort that "maybe you're bizarre to them you fat western pigs"
    Then I show them random and unexplainable pictures like this [​IMG] , and they haven't anything to say...

    "Hey son, what graphics card do you want for Christmas this year?"
    "I want pussy dad, big pink pussy, her name is Elsa"

    ...?
     
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    For all your squirrel cooling needs! Odd indeed.
     
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    Wasn't there some Thermaltake CPU cooler that looked like it was from batman???
     
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    [​IMG]
    Hosted by Tigerdirect: a Cooler Master Z600R.

    Hmm. Since I don't seem to be able to upload a pic, here's another from Tigerdirect:

    [​IMG]
     
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    you mean this
    [​IMG]
     
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    It was even wierder and even moar batman
     
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    Thermal;take had their name on it tho
     
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