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Any passive cooling options for a 7950GT

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 1, 2008 1:53:34 AM

I'm going to get a new video card soon and I want to put my 7950GT into a second system. I want my second system to be as quiet as possible.

So I was wondering what my options were in passive cooling for a 7950GT.

I was snooping around a little bit on newegg but I just wanted to hear some suggestions.
January 1, 2008 2:52:35 AM

I wouldn't go fully passive. Just to much heat buildup.

I would look into a "Thermalright HR-03" VGA heatsink, and a quiet 92mm fan, rated below 15dbs. I read a review (which I can't find right now) that it is the best VGA heatsink, and only needs a little air to keep the GPU amazingly low.

I'll try to find the review.
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January 1, 2008 3:54:07 AM

There is going to be no gaming on this machine probably only web browsing. I was even thinking about getting rid of the 7950GT and getting a passively cooled 2600XT.
January 1, 2008 4:00:08 AM

Is it going to be a "Home Theatre" PC?
January 1, 2008 4:12:54 AM

I may turn it into an HTPC later on. In fact that was one of the main reasons why I was looking at the 2600xt.
January 1, 2008 4:25:08 AM

That would be your best option then. If no gaming I would think a Pro would do, save a little $.