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Aftermarket Cooler for 5870

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a b U Graphics card
January 19, 2012 8:22:08 PM

Either one will work well although the Zalman will tend to be quieter. It is what they do.

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a b U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 12:42:58 PM

I cant speak for the Artic cooler, but the Zalman is pretty good IMO. I have mine on a XFX 5870 running over volted to 2.12vish(if I remember correctly)at 1000mhz. It still keeps the card under 60c will playing BF3 for hours.

If you Buy the VF3000, I would highly recommend replacing the stock thermal tape on the ram sinks with some 3M thermal tape. It will keep as good or better conductivity, but you will never have to worry about the ram sinks falling off, if installed correctly.
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January 20, 2012 4:53:57 PM

Thanks a lot for the responses. I'll go with the Zalman :) 
The thermal tape doesn't seem to costly so I'll get those too if I can get my hands on.
January 20, 2012 4:54:07 PM

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