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HR-03 GT/GTX & Spitfire for GTX 480's

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a b K Overclocking
June 10, 2010 1:04:10 AM

Ello,

So, I'm wondering if anyone has experience with these coolers first of all... are they worth it, etc

HR-03 GT / HR-03 GTX / Spitfire
In this review, the spitfire is cutting a 5870's temps in half.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3637/quick-look-thermalri...
HR-03 GTX is $50 and the Spitfire is $60

I don't mind the temps of the second card, but because the first one is squished, I havent OC'd it very far. Getting coolers would just enable me to OC to something more advantageous. I'm having a hard time justifying the price, but then again, not only am I paying for cooler temps and lower noise, but I would be gaining a much healthier overclock. I know this isn't necessary, as these cards already perform well, but if I can have them purr nicely, I wouldn't have to upgrade for a WHILE.

I was thinking a Spitfire on GPU 0 since the cooler is positioned above the card, and then maybe one of the HR-03's on GPU 1, since it has room?
Has anyone ever seen this? Sounds crazy, I know... Maybe it is. :p 

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June 10, 2010 1:13:06 PM

Spitfire is the way to go coz it cools awesome
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a b K Overclocking
June 10, 2010 6:56:31 PM

Here's a video of a 480 running furmark with spitfire... I had no idea you could take the metal plate off... is that safe? O_o But damn that's staying frosty.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMxWVgYRv-M

EDIT: I just noticed that his PSU isn't mounted on bottom, which wouldn't work for me. There's a huge fan there.
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