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Need VGA cooling for 5850 advice please.

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Can you fit a spitfire in your case? It loads the GPU in furmark in less than 50C, though u need a VRM sink too
 
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It's a full tower case, so I sure hope so.
The more cooling the merrier. I'll get VRM sink as well then if this is the best one I find. Looks good though tyvm. :)
EDIT: wow that thing is huge, guess I could put the 5850 in the bottom pcie-x slot, maybe move things around a bit.
Where can I get the spitfire from anyway? I'll keep looking for it but it looks very nice and has some good stats along with it for cooling.
Me likey.
 
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You can use stock cooler base for VRM/memory cooling, if it's reference card. The cooler will hit the end part of it though, needs a bit of hole done on the fins.

VF1000 fits with stock cooler bottom and looks good ;) (although zalman is not the cheapest)

Easiest choice is VF3000, comes with everything you need to cool the reference card.
http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=385
http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18138665
That's absolutely fine about price. I'm just trying to keep my baby cool. :)
Thank you very much for the information, very nice. I do have a ref card btw.
Now if I can just find that cooler in the US.. XD

EDIT: wala, newegg, for the vf1000 anyway. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118037&cm_re=VF1000-_-35-118-037-_-Product
Here's a link to an article about it, says it fits on a 5850. http://www.yougamers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=122288
That's a very pretty cooler with all that copper. Very nice recommendation ty again.
The VF1000 is otw now, seems like it should do nicely, all that perty copper. :)
 
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EDIT: wala, newegg, for the vf1000 anyway. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118037&cm_re=VF1000-_-35-118-037-_-Product
Here's a link to an article about it, says it fits on a 5850. http://www.yougamers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=122288
That's a very pretty cooler with all that copper. Very nice recommendation ty again.
The VF1000 is otw now, seems like it should do nicely, all that perty copper. :)
Ah, I meant the black version :p Copper is nice too, but black goes better :)
http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Product_Read.asp?idx=283

You end up with something like this ;)
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c235/Snatch362/lilbetter.jpg

Once you get that done, sell it to me cheap :laugh: Well I'd be happy to get a stock cooling 5850 first, but no-one sells them used and there are no deals anywhere for them, not to mention stock for cheaper ones :(

The VF1000 is very nice, unfortunately it only has one fan. Good for CPU but I'd be worried about the VRMs.

Have you looked at the AC Accelero? http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...I_HD_5870_Compatible_.html?tl=g40c21s65#blank
Doesn't fit ref 5850, needs 5mm cut on fins to clear DVI.
 
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Doesn't fit ref 5850, needs 5mm cut on fins to clear DVI.
The moment you said that I remembered why. The GPU on the 5850 sits closer to the DVI than the 5870 and I had totally forgotten about it. Thanks for reminding me OnBoard. :toast:

My apologies D007, I seem to have given you bad advice. :slap:
 

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The moment you said that I remembered why. The GPU on the 5850 sits closer to the DVI than the 5870 and I had totally forgotten about it. Thanks for reminding me OnBoard. :toast:

My apologies D007, I seem to have given you bad advice. :slap:
No you didn't, you just saw the future, it's now compatible :laugh:
See here http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1878519&postcount=245 ;)

Now if I could only get a 5850 somewhere I'd know what to get, although I set my eye on Alpenföhn Heidi (http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog...nfoehn-Heidi-Universal-VGA-Cooler::12719.html) having CPU cooler of them :p
 
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