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Pipe Technology (VGA cooling)

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May 13, 2005 7:30:46 PM

Is it effective or not? Like the Schooner ( I think it's just a heatsink only), or the Giant III (Thermaltake), I think Zalman has a cheap looking VGA cooler with Pipe technology.....What do you think?

ASUS A8V DELUXE
PLEXTOR PX-716SA
AMD 64 +3200
(4) 512MB XMS CORSAIR PC3200 400 MHZ
BFG 6800 GEFORCE ULTRA OC (AGP)
(2) WD 74GB RAPTORS
(1) WD 120GB
May 13, 2005 8:52:19 PM

It is but it's designed for passive cooling so if you add a few fans will make it much better.

For your video card, i'd recommend getting watercooling, because honestly the VGA silencer5(best cooling out there right now for the 6800 series) really doesn't do that much better than the stock heatsink/fan.
May 14, 2005 3:36:01 AM

heat pipes? they are like mini-water coolers... cept they suck.. a lot =D

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May 14, 2005 11:18:36 PM

Heat pipes are better than water coolers because they don't require a pump. The problem is, keeping the condensor cool. A huge condensor with fan, similar to what you'd want in a water cooler, would also serve the heat pipe well.

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May 16, 2005 11:22:24 AM

Yeah I bought one for my older 5700 ultra, and hardly used it, and the fan bearing started to make noise. My gf uses it now...hehe

ASUS A8V DELUXE
PLEXTOR PX-716SA
AMD 64 +3200
(4) 512MB XMS CORSAIR PC3200 400 MHZ
BFG 6800 GEFORCE ULTRA OC (AGP)
(2) WD 74GB RAPTORS
(1) WD 120GB
May 16, 2005 11:36:17 AM

I think they do also. I had bought the Thermaltake Giant III for the 5700 Ultra I had. It was running hotter than the stock fan/heatsink. I tried transfering to the 6800 ultra, and it doesn't fit!? shesh....ohwell.

ASUS A8V DELUXE
PLEXTOR PX-716SA
AMD 64 +3200
(4) 512MB XMS CORSAIR PC3200 400 MHZ
BFG 6800 GEFORCE ULTRA OC (AGP)
(2) WD 74GB RAPTORS
(1) WD 120GB
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by wizoforb on 05/16/05 07:37 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
May 16, 2005 3:12:26 PM

The 6800 has new mounting mechanism, so go with a VGA silencer 5 if you don't want watercooling.
May 16, 2005 5:08:08 PM

I was looking at the aqaurius III for the water cooling. I found that the Silencer doesn't have a coating on the metal bracket that fits underneath the card, and was actually shorting out my 5700. It didn't damage it miraculously.....

ASUS A8V DELUXE
PLEXTOR PX-716SA
AMD 64 +3200
(4) 512MB XMS CORSAIR PC3200 400 MHZ
BFG 6800 GEFORCE ULTRA OC (AGP)
(2) WD 74GB RAPTORS
(1) WD 120GB
May 16, 2005 8:41:36 PM

Why do people always want to go with the worst ripoff of watercooling possible...

Look into Swiftech, and Astek kits, they're top notch.
May 17, 2005 11:35:06 AM

Because I happen to like the looks of thermaltake. I know about Corsair cooling, and Zalman. Is this what You prefer?

ASUS A8V DELUXE
PLEXTOR PX-716SA
AMD 64 +3200
(4) 512MB XMS CORSAIR PC3200 400 MHZ
BFG 6800 GEFORCE ULTRA OC (AGP)
(2) WD 74GB RAPTORS
(1) WD 120GB
May 17, 2005 4:21:31 PM

If you're too lazy to do any work, just get the zalman reserator then. It's kinda overpriced, but it's easy to use.
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