XFX 8800GT 512MB with the Zalman cooler, any opinions?
Im about to buy this card, its one of the cheapest 8800GT out there. Since I can't find any reviews on it whatsoever wondering what you guys think. I won't be overclocking it. Just wanna know if its a good one.
Also, the Zalman fanmate can control a 2 pin fan no problem, but the connector is larger, so you need to either make an adapter to go between the fanmate and the XFX fan, or splice the two together (and probably kiss your XFX warranty goodbye).
If you have an old dead case fan or CPU fan that has the mobo header connector (not molex), then you have the one end to plug into the fanmate. The small end can be made with any straight pins at the end (like mobo jumper pins) and electrical tape to hold them in. I've used the old connector off of a dead Ti4200 PCB to make a direct connection that snaps tight. Many mobo chipset fans use the same small connector too if you have a dead on of those. Pull off the plastic and desolder the pins out of the PCB. Lots of ways to make those tiny 2 pin video card fans run off a fanmate.