What heatsink/fan do you use?

Looking at getting a 9500 Pro. Want to overclock to the max. I've seen that cool ThermalTake heatsink and fan, and I've seen the quiet Zalman thing. The thermaltake looks good, and the zalman looks like a better heatsink, but it has no fan. Noise is NOT an issue, so is there a mod to put a fan on the zalman, or is there a version of the Zalman that has a fan? If I have 2 side case fans on my xaser III pointing towards the card, will that be enough? Thanks to all who respond?

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  1. You can place a fan on the Zalam heatsink with a little creativity and some tiewraps or screws.

    My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dims when I turn it on :eek:
  2. I use a heatsink for rackmount computers (1u) and a thin 60mm fan from thermaltake.

    Call me Caine.
  3. actually the zalman HP80, the silent heatsink, will work wonders in your case with the fan pointing directly at the heatsink... the new design from zalman is a fan mointed on that same heatsink, heh. anyways, it will work a lot better than the thermaltake which is more like a estetic mod than anything else

    <b>people are only idiots when they don't realize - when they do it just gets funnier, like a dog chasing its own tail, or like george bush's public address(es)</b>
  4. hey can you guys link me to the Thermaltake vid card cooler, and the Zalman please?
    im getting a radeon 9800 and i want to get a good gpu cooler so i can oc alot, and i also want to add some ram sinks.
    ne1 know of any good ram sinks or ram sink packages?
    linx0rage would be greatly appreciated.

    Long live ATI.
  5. here is one

    http://www.zalman.co.kr/usa/product/zm80a-hp.htm

    and the other

    http://www.thermaltake.com/products/chipset/oem/ati9097.htm

    as for ramsinks.. not really sites for these.. just places that sell them... try

    www.highspeedpc.com

    These work alright although they are really small...


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  6. <A HREF="http://www.zalman.co.kr/english/product/zm80a-hp.htm" target="_new">Here's</A> the link for zalman, and <A HREF="http://www.thermaltake.com/products/chipsetMenu.htm" target="_new">this</A> link is to the Thermaltake heatsinks. As for RAMsinks, there's nothing better than <A HREF="http://www.tweakmonster.com" target="_new">TweakMonster</A> RAMsinks, they're pure copper coated in zinc, and they are available in BGA or standard sizes. If you'd like some info on purchasing them, private msg me (I sell them). Ideally, having good airflow over these passive heatsinks and RAMsinks would allow for the best OCing due to lowest temps - so basiccally a nice window mounted fan over the vid card is perfect.

    <b>people are only idiots when they don't realize - when they do it just gets funnier, like a dog chasing its own tail, or like george bush's public address(es)</b>
  7. hmm. those tweakmonster ramsinks look good.
    even though the 9800s ram is BGA i should obviously get the normal ones right? cause theyre bigger?
    i mean... duh.
    also which Tt cooler should i get?
    they have diff ones, i want the best, and its for a 9800 pro.

    ty.

    Long live ATI.
  8. also i have 2 80mm fans on the side of my case blowing directly over the card (currently ti4400 w/crappy ramsinks made from a cut up p2 heatsink).

    Long live ATI.
  9. two 80mm fans is perfect, like i msged you, havin fans over the card is really good for venting the heat from there... also a slot cooler (you know, the PCI slot card coolers) is good for an extra exhaust

    <b>people are only idiots when they don't realize - when they do it just gets funnier, like a dog chasing its own tail, or like george bush's public address(es)</b>
  10. Will the ramsinks fit under the Zalman cooler? In other words, is there enough clearance between the zalman and the card to install the sinks?
  11. They should fit under the HP-80A, though I can't give a guarantee on that because I haven't been able to see it for myself..

    <b>people are only idiots when they don't realize - when they do it just gets funnier, like a dog chasing its own tail, or like george bush's public address(es)</b>
  12. I use the Zalman on my Radeon 9700 Pro with a 2 60x15mm fans on it (taken from retail AMD HSFs) and it kicks ass. They are attached with epoxy (NOT thermal epoxy) in each corner.

    eBay, kick ass!

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  13. amd_me... do you have any pictures of your GPU with the fan as well???? i am goin buy that heatsink.. and want to see hwo ppl are attaching fans....

    thnkx

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