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Aftermarket cooling for 8800GTX or stick with stock?

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April 26, 2007 5:59:43 PM

Have any of you guys moved to an aftermarket cooler for an 8800 GTX? Any opinions?

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April 26, 2007 6:01:12 PM

If you're not planning on overclocking, it's a waste of money.
April 26, 2007 6:09:50 PM

Apparently the stock 8800 cooler is pretty good. I wouldn't bother changing it unless you're going all out with liquid cooling.
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April 26, 2007 7:09:53 PM

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If you're not planning on overclocking, it's a waste of money.

Right on.

If not doing any major overclocking, stock cooler is more than enough.
April 26, 2007 7:30:11 PM

i assume the standard coolers are relatively quiet? i haven't really heard any complaints about noise. that's usually my main reason for looking at alternate coolers (old nv silencers were great).
April 26, 2007 7:38:53 PM

That's a good point about noise. Can we move to an aftermarket cooler, maintain the cooling capacity, but lower noise?

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