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GTX 470 - Anyone Find Any Aftermarket Coolers?

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a b Î Nvidia
September 12, 2010 1:33:45 AM

I've got a GTX 470 that I just tore apart last night to put some better thermal compound on. I had very little AS5 left, so I used some Antec Silver stuff I had left over from another build. Anyhow, there's a fairly good size heatsink inside this thing. But we all know air throughput is really where the weakness lies.

I've searched Google and frankly I'm just not coming up with a replacement cooling system. Has anyone seen anything designed for the Reference 470 cards?

MY GPU:
MSI N470GTX M2D12 B

And no, I'm not interesting in some funky rubber banded on 80/90mm case fans strapped to my video card. LOL I want something solid. Also, I do not have a liquid cooling system either, so a water cooling option isn't going to work either. :( 
a b Î Nvidia
September 12, 2010 1:41:40 AM

I don't know that if you are willing go water but that is a option and there are blocks that are ready for the GTX 470 and the GTX 465. As for air I know of one high end cooler that is much larger than the stock cooler but they might be rare.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 12, 2010 1:54:06 AM

Don't really have the money to do a water system. Though I think it'd be cool to do it some day in the future. :)  CPU & GPU water cooled that is.

I am hoping to find an air cooled system for the GTX 470 though. When you say high end, how expensive are we talking? LOL
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a b Î Nvidia
September 12, 2010 2:11:56 AM

jerreece said:
Don't really have the money to do a water system. Though I think it'd be cool to do it some day in the future. :)  CPU & GPU water cooled that is.

I am hoping to find an air cooled system for the GTX 470 though. When you say high end, how expensive are we talking? LOL



Not cheap sadly since most are overpriced $50-80.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 12, 2010 2:16:53 AM

Got any links at least? Honestly I haven't even seen any yet. It's like everyone gave up on the 470's. lol
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a b Î Nvidia
September 12, 2010 2:31:50 AM
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September 12, 2010 2:37:00 AM

Zalman VF3000F should be showing up pretty soon, it's the cooler used on the Zotac AMP editions. I'm probably going to pick on up if it's not too expensive.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 12, 2010 3:04:41 AM

lucuis said:
Zalman VF3000F should be showing up pretty soon, it's the cooler used on the Zotac AMP editions. I'm probably going to pick on up if it's not too expensive.


Newegg already have a few in stock and pricey like every thing else but I am not sure that it is enough for the job unless it had a little bit of help via extra fans.
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September 12, 2010 4:33:19 AM

I don't see any, are you sure it was the VF3000F not the VF3000N or VF3000A ?? I'd hardly call 50-60 bucks pricey for such a good cooler.

If you could point it out for me i'd be grateful, i've been trying to find them myself.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 12, 2010 5:38:24 AM

notty22 said:
VGA Cooler ICY VISION
http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=1&...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7xiVMs_18w
http://www.crazypc.com/images/coolers/chip/icyvision/icyvisionlarge.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.crazypc.com/products/gelid-icy-vision-510240...


Moral of the story - Buy a Zotac Amp Edition! or get the VF3000F. LOL MUCH better cooling than a stock or Gelid ICY Vision.

Now we just have to see when/where the VF3000F will be sold, and for how much. If that YouTube video is to be trusted, that cooler is exactly what I want. :)  Here's to hoping it's not super spendy. Also I wonder if I can still fit my GTX 260 in beside it for PhysX if I went this route.

NewEgg.com has the VF3000A ($38 for 5850/5870) and VF3000N ($55 for GTX260, GTX275, GTX285)
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September 12, 2010 6:23:02 AM

Damn no F yet eh? WTB! :) 

The Gelid Cooler isn't bad by any means...it's leaps over the stock cooling. Just not the best you can get for a similar price.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 13, 2010 1:25:05 AM

The difference between the Gelid and the Zalman in that YouTube video is plenty enough to make me wanna wait. It would certainly be nice to see other, perhaps more professional, reviews of course. But it looked like the Zalman VF3000F hands down blew away the Gelid ICY.
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September 13, 2010 8:19:00 AM

Same here i'm waiting.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 22, 2010 11:56:16 PM

Best answer selected by jerreece.
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September 23, 2010 12:31:14 AM

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