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ATI 4850 VGA Cooler, Best one to Buy?....

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July 30, 2009 9:05:14 PM


Ok, here is what i'm looking at

ZALMAN VF1000

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Scythe USA SCVMS-1000

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Alright my only concern is the Zalmen dose not cover the whole Card and some one said the little Heat sinks are no good and Zalmen has a Fancy Lil Heat Sink pack for $30 im definitely not getting that maybe in the future when i order a New Video Card But for now no thanks.....

now the Scythe Looks like it will cover the Entire Card but it cost more and has 2 fans but thats not a big deal

i would have gone with the AC TwinTurbo But Newegg has a bad selection of VGA Coolers
and im Getting Ram: OcZ DDR2 1060 so if any one knows of a better Site with more VGA coolers and this Ram let me know http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it has to be that ram cause it is what i have right now

So Dose any one know if the Zalmen being a little shorter will effect any thing on my Card Temp wise and i'm guessing the spot it is not covering is my VRM? is that a big deal or no?

And are there Any Reviews of the Zalmen Vs the Scythe

Also i am always willing to go with Another VGA Cooler if it catches My Eye.....

A Awesome Review i Found on the AC TT and the Scythe http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/twintu...
July 31, 2009 1:40:08 AM

well im not too crazy about spending that much to cooler a video card, so I would be inclined to get one of those Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 and maybe add that Turbo Module that goes along with it or maybe zip tie some 120mm fans to it or something...
July 31, 2009 5:26:00 PM

i just bought the zalman vf900 for my original 4850. my temps were 62 idle (42%fan) 82 gaming (42%fan). with the vf900 i keep the speed controler knob all the way down and my temps are 42idle and 56 gaming. it was 35 big ones at the egg. the other one that i would look at is the zerotherm GX815 which looks very similar but it has a temprature sensor on it so you don't have to fiddle with the fan. also i should note the zalman is very quiet even all the way up. the vf1000 i feel cost to much and is kinda over kill for anything less than a 4870.

the zerotherm vga cooler is at zipzoomfly.com they have good prices
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August 1, 2009 12:22:37 AM

Im only worried about the VRM and the Shadier

Well i'm going to just go for it i Think im going to get the VF1000 its only $38 on new egg
August 9, 2009 3:35:06 AM

Those Idiots At New Egg Riped me off i got my VF1000 and there was no fan controller no directions no heat sinks no screws nothing just the VGA Cooler !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I dont want to wait another freaking week Cuz they Screwed up This might be the last time i order from them there not open on Weekends Lazy Bastards!
August 9, 2009 8:02:22 PM

anything from zalman is good
August 19, 2009 6:00:02 PM

ok after waiting 2 weeks for my VGA cooler cause new Egg shipped me a Open Box item when i first got it.. it had nothing but the cooler

So finally got the Correct one

Now i have a Question Should i use the Thermal Grease they Give me? or should i use the Arctic Silver i have?
August 20, 2009 2:39:54 AM

Ok the Power Section of my Card will be Exposed is that ok? i have picked these up from radio Shack http://www.radioshack.com/product/ [...] Id=2102857
http://www.radioshack.com/product/ [...] SHjbIQFwpw

I dont think the Double Sided Tape will be good cause it only gos up to 200F/93c

Whats is the called at the End of my Card where the power Parts and Chips are Voltage Regulators? http://paddy007uk.freeservers.com/ [...] talled.png

Take a look this Guy covered His up with more Zalman Heatsinks http://images.google.com/imgres?im [...] safe%3Doff
August 21, 2009 11:12:56 PM

Ok forget the Radio Shack stuff i got some Scythe Heat Sinks from Micro center

And finally got my Baby Running its amazing 35c Idle Amazing i also Have a SilverStone Fan blowing Air out just for the Video Card All the Cores Are as Cool Its so nice makes me Happy no more Loud Hot annoying old Cooler On to the Nice New Cool one

If you have a 4850 and dont like the stock cooler Get the VF1000 very very Nice
August 22, 2009 12:00:59 AM

44 - 47c Under load with a game that was making it run at 102c with the stock cooler Freaking Amazing!
August 30, 2009 8:08:16 PM

well i bought a TMG AT1 cooler (which was made for x1900's) off ebay for $12 shipped...I plan on dremeling it to make it fit my 4850....will let you guys know once i get to it...been out of the country for 2 weeks so I havent started on it yet...
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