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Spire Unveils Slimod VGA Cooler

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. btarunr

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    Introducing the newly arrived High-end VGA Graphics Array cooler, Slimod. This cool VGA Card cooler is brimming with technology and innovation. Applicable to the latest NVIDIA GeForce and ATI Radeon GPUs, the Slimod will deliver optimum cooling for today’s hot GPUs.

    Equipped with 3 all copper 6mm Direct Touch heat-pipes for swift and efficient heat transport to the 30 aluminum, nickel coated heat-sink fins which are cooled down by two silent and PWM controlled 8mm DC fans.

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    The Slimod VGA Cooler upgrade comes completely with full PCB brackets and fittings, thermal interface material and RAM: memory heat-sinks. You can easily DYI this VGA cooler onto your Gforce and Radeon chipset based graphic cards. Please review the listed VGA Chip models that are applicable for the Slimod.

    Loaded with innovation and performance the Slimod is the perfect solution for professional users and PC enthusiasts.

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    Main Features:
    • Superior cooling up to 280Watts
    • Efficient cooling enabled by 3 DT Heat-pipes
    • Silent! Only 24.0 dBA PWM controlled fans
    • Extends the life of your video card
    • Keeps video card cooler and at maximum performance
    • Versatile for Nvidia Geforce and ATI Radeon graphic chip-sets

    Product Includes:
    • Main Cooler
    • Owner Manual
    • STARS-420 tube thermal interface
    • Mounting brackets/clips
    • Mounting bolts and screws
    • RAM Memory heat-sinks

    Compatibility:
    The Spire Slimod is compatible with most newest ATI and NVIDIA based VGA Cards on the market today. For a detailed list of chipsets please visit the product specification page.
     
  2. Arrakis+9

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    I think this design is much better than the re designed xigmatek cooler that recently came out...
     
  3. newfellow New Member

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    How come that looks exactly like stock card inside.

    Seriously they'll have to do a lot better than this to impress or to beat basic custom mods.
     
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    Not a bad-looking piece of kit, but those 8cm fans can't be replaced if they fail and there's no support for the Radeon 5000 series. I do appreciate that they use copper direct-contact heatpipes though, it's something that IMO should be standard on all heatpipe coolers nowadays.
     
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    wow! round three i guess,how many times will a company reproduce whats already been done?
     
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    Right, and also that means no support for bigger fans with lower speed or more airflow. Fans should be the standard type.
     
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    This is just silly....SilenX made it and failed, sold the idea and I bet the cooler still folds 9800's like taco's.

    Oh and at least they went 3 pipes this time, as usually the outer two were worthless anyways.

    Innovative inginuity please?
     
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    looks alright but I disagree with you looking a better design than what Xiggy just released. Looks like this can cool nicely. Peet?
     
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    Ok i am confused...Wasn't this announced almost a month ago or was it a different product ?
     
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    what covers the VRM's?.... and if you need to put your own sinks on, then is there enough height?
     
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    no reason it wont fit the 5series if it fits the 3/4th itll fit the 5th too :D
     
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    The weight will bent the card, these heavy coolers need a full backplate badly.
     
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    When SilenX had it it wasnt all that great, and in order to get good contact with the GPu you had to warp the card to do so on some installations. 3 vs 5 pipes doesnt really matter, even the 5 pipe versions only used the center 3. Temps were a couple degrees better than the stock fan at 90%


    There is a little plate for the GTX2xx cards, but it is very specific, and leaves nothing really for the ATI end.
     
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    I mistook what you had written....I get the point now, but paper releases and when they actually make it to market has slowed a bit in the past year. You should know this;)

    I guess my original quote of your comment is irrelevant now. Going to edit that bit.
     
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