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Scythe Musashi VGA Cooler Spotted in Japanese Stores

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#26
I own 2 4870s and the HR-03 with 92mm fan is the best air cooler for these cards, however it absorbs 4 mobo slots. The Zalman VF-1000 is also a good cooler for overclocking and gaming. The Thermaltake Duorb at idle works fine but after playing COD4 for an hour the card surpassed the stock coolers temps and was without overclocking. The Duorb looks nice (thats why i bought it) but its temps are not that good.
Okay well I have owned them all and I don't agree but we will see , I do agree the thermalright is better alot better. The orb is on par with the vf1000, so if you like it you should like the orb. I will do a mini review on the Orb and the 4850 very soon here and if it stinks then back it will go. I would have to think it will beat the stock cooler on a 4850 but who know, it did very well on my 3870s
 
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When will scythe realise that their coolers are severely hindered by that excessively thick baseplate which they usually use? Don't their engineers take notice???
Hmmm. They have good competition with all the other major brand coolers, cpu and gpu wise. Maybe they think thicker plates equal better dissipation who knows. On a side note, scythe fans are really great :) Can't wait to see a review for this thing against other vga coolers.
 
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um yes short for Dual Orb, as in two fans or orbs, and PP does your Dad only let you drive on the drive on Wednesdays

Raymond: I'm an excellent driver.
Charlie: When did you drive?
Raymond: I drove slow on the driveway when my dad came to Walbrook.
Charlie: Was Dad in the car?
Raymond: Yeah.
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Raymond: Of course I don't have my underwear. I'm definitely not wearing my underwear.
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Raymond: They're in the pocket of my jacket. Here.
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Raymond: These are not boxer shorts. Mine are boxer shorts. These are Hanes 32.
Charlie: Underwear is underwear, Ray.
Raymond: My boxer shorts have my name and it says Raymond.
Charlie: All right, when we pass the store, we'll pick you up a pair of boxer shorts.
Raymond: I get my boxer shorts at K-Mart in Cincinnati.
Charlie: We're not going back to Cincinnati, Ray, so don't even start with that.
So yea, am i supposed to get this orr what?
 

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#30
Anyone with a 4870 NEEDS this thing, or any other type of aftermarket cooler for that matter... high 70C-low 80C idle is ridiculous :shadedshu

I hope this thing isn't too pricey... I'll be getting one as soon as I can find a place that sells it :p
Umm the cards are desighned to run at those temps, nothing wrong with them there, just something that you have a problem getting your head around. If you want a better cooling setup, just flash your card to the Asus Top bios and not go over 55 deg, or create a new fan profile..
 
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Hmmm. They have good competition with all the other major brand coolers, cpu and gpu wise. Maybe they think thicker plates equal better dissipation who knows. On a side note, scythe fans are really great :) Can't wait to see a review for this thing against other vga coolers.
Thicker plates do not equal better dissipation, the absence of the plate would result in better performance, due to the heat not needing to travel through a slow-conducting plate of copper where heat wells up, before reaching the superconductor pipes; resuting in a higher temperature on the core overall.

Their dissipation units; i.e. the fin arrays are impressive and SHOULD result in superior performance compared to their smaller competitors, but is that what we see? No. We see the smaller coolers, like the Xigmatek HDT S1283, Thermalright Ultra 120, and even the Ultra 90 outperform it!
 
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LOL 50 bucks? Man, give me the Thermalright.
 
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I agree,, about the thermalright, but I need two low profile coolers for 8800GT/SLI.
 
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AMD needs to put these vga coolers as prefered coolers for their cards.
one thing amd has never done is make a quiet gpu cooler that gives good results.
 
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My 9800XT cooler wasnt that bad. It resembles the cooler that came stock on my 8800GS cept wasnt as loud. But i eventualy put a VF700 on it to OC it.
 
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one thing amd has never done is make a quiet gpu cooler that gives good results.
That is very true. They need to get more creative with their cooling solutions so temps can be decent on stock =\
 

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your missing the point the dual orb doesn't need to be as good as the thermalright or the AC because not much is needed to cool the new AMD video cards , heck a old vf900 works. A thermalright will kill it but a Dual orb is alot better than a stock cooler on a 4870 or 4850 and will let you overclock the hell out of them. Why buy this cooler when a Dual orb is more than enough and looks better at 34.00. if I had the extra money thermalright would be my choice but for the money the Dual Orb is better on ATI cards when all things are considered..
Because the condition you refer to as "more than enough" does not exist. lol.
um yes short for Dual Orb, as in two fans or orbs, and PP does your Dad only let you drive on the drive on Wednesdays

Raymond: I'm an excellent driver.
Charlie: When did you drive?
Raymond: I drove slow on the driveway when my dad came to Walbrook.
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Raymond: Yeah.
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nice fan with optimizer
 

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The DuOrb works great on the 4850, the wife has one on hers. However the 4870 pushes more heat and it cant cool it during gameplay.
 
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I think they should ditch the expansion slot fan speed controller. Quite awkward and cumbersom to be placed in such a place..
 
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Dude that Thermalright trad looks BEAST!! Me want
 
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#50
Looks decent I guess. Although, it is still dumping all that heat into the case.

I'm still waiting for Thermaltake or somebody to come up with something for the GTX 200 lineup. I hope it's not based on the DuOrb. I don't want 200+ watts of thermal dissipation being dumped into my case. Something based on the stock cooler with exhaust would be nice. Heck, it can take up to three or four slots for all I care.

They could even take the stock cooler and just make it all-copper and put in a higher CFM fan and it would probably be better than stock by 10C or so.