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Thermalright HR-03-GT VGA cooler (Ideal for 8800GT) £29.88 Delivered @ Scan £29.98

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*** Only 21.84 for those with free delivery !! *** In the today only section This is not a 'cheep' VGA cooler, but it's premium quality. This is the cooler to have if you have an 8800GT. It … Read More
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8y, 6m agoFound 8 years, 6 months ago
*** Only 21.84 for those with free delivery !! ***

In the today only section

This is not a 'cheep' VGA cooler, but it's premium quality.
This is the cooler to have if you have an 8800GT. It reduced my temps by over 20 degrees from stock cooling. With one of these, you can clock your 8800GT to GTX speeds. You can even go fanless, for a media centre PC !!

Also is Compatible with Nividia 6800/7800/7900/8600GTS/8800GT/8800GTS (*G92 Chip Only*) Series + Quadro FX1/3/4
http://www.thermalright.com/new_a_page/product_page/vga/vga_page/hr-03gt_mcl.htm

Also is Compatible with ATI X1800/X1900/HD 3850 Series/HD 3870 Series !!!!
http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main_product_hr03_gt_mcl.htm

This is obviously a much better deal if you have free shipping, but still good if you are buying other kit :) Scan shipping is pricey...

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http://forums.hexus.net/scan-care-hexus/138839-scan2hexus-free-shipping-information-rules-updated-10-07-08-a.html

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banned#1
Voted hot - good cooler indeed.

(And there's some nice other goodies on offer today - so free carriage isn't an issue :))
#2
hmm, i use 2 x Akasa AK-VC03-BLUV Vortexx NEO VGA Cooler

£14.94 each on my 2 X BFG 8800GT OC2 IN SLI (overclockers)

these dropped my temp by 25'C

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/pimg/HS-047-AK_200.jpg
#3
My temps went from 70 idle 95 load to 49 idle 55 load. So you could call that a 40 degree drop...
The added advantage of the thermalwright cooler, is you can use a 92mm Performance or silent fan depending on your needs .
#4
djfluff
My temps went from 70 idle 95 load to 49 idle 55 load. So you could call that a 40 degree drop...
The added advantage of the thermalwright cooler, is you can use a 92mm Performance or silent fan depending on your needs .


my temps are the same, so mine are also 40'c+ drop...

but only cost £14. :?
#5
djfluff
My temps went from 70 idle 95 load to 49 idle 55 load. So you could call that a 40 degree drop...
The added advantage of the thermalwright cooler, is you can use a 92mm Performance or silent fan depending on your needs .


Don't suppose you could recommend any quiet/silent fans
#6
Loopijuce
Don't suppose you could recommend any quiet/silent fans


http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Noctua-NF-B9-1600-Vortex-Control-92mm-Quiet-Case-Fan

Or this is suprisingly quiet too :

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/92mm-Enermax-UCEV9-Everest-TWISTER-Fan-(MBT)-Temp-Control-Blue-LED-(on-off)-inc-Rubber-A-V-Plugs

But doesn't shift quite as much air ..
#7
[email protected]
my temps are the same, so mine are also 40'c+ drop...

but only cost £14. :?


NIce one :thumbsup:

Probably the better option for someone on a budget. What are the noise levels like ?
(can't find a decent review..)
#8
djfluff
NIce one :thumbsup:

Probably the better option for someone on a budget. What are the noise levels like ?
(can't find a decent review..)


:)

the noise level is quite low,

i subscribe to Custom pc and found out about them from there.

i'll try find there online review.
#9
Custom pc web site is down atm,

i'll get it later :)
#10
Note, for those planning SLI or have a small case, these baby's take up lots of space, especially if you attach a fan! http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/thermalright_hr-03/img/4.jpg
#11
Wow,

my cards were originally single slotted, but with my fans they are now dual slot,
#12
Quoted from Custom PC web site,

http://www.custompc.co.uk/reviews/210759/akasa-vortexx-neo.html

Akasa Vortexx Neo
Manufacturer: Price:
£19.96 inc VAT (well less than this now)
Reviewer: Review Date:
Phil Hartup Jul 2008

Cooling 34/40 85%
Design 28/30 93%
Value 28/30 93%
Overall 90% http://www.custompc.co.uk/images/award_premium.jpg

http://www.custompc.co.uk/images/front_picture_library_UK/dir_190/it_photo_95286_28.jpg

Akasa Vortexx Neo compatibility list

http://www.custompc.co.uk/images/front_picture_library_UK/dir_197/it_photo_98964_26.gif

Verdict:

[+] NEO

Very easy to install; effective; quiet; directly exhausts heat




[-] SMITH

Zalman VF1000-LED is slightly better at cooling






It's fair to say that reference coolers for graphics cards cut corners in order to keep the overall cost of the card as low as possible. The use of mediocre thermal paste, cheap fans, and non-copper heatsinks and contact plates, plus the lack of heatpipes, are all common occurences.

With the Vortexx Neo, Akasa has stuck reasonably close to a traditional GPU cooler design but has made the bold step of carrying out the job properly.

The Vortexx Neo has a copper contact plate for the GPU and aluminium contact plates for the DRAM chips. Two heatpipes transfer this heat to a reasonably large aluminium heatsink, over which the quiet 80mm fan blows air. The UV-reactive plastic ducting means that the fan sucks in air across the card's VRMs and exhausts the hot air directly out of the rear of the case. Bear in mind that the Vortexx Neo will make your card two slots wide.

INSTALLATION


The Vortexx Neo installs easily - it resembles the reference cooler that you've carefully jimmied off your card, and is held in place by four screws. The fan uses a 3-pin header, so you'll have to route this to your motherboard and will therefore lose GPU temperature-based fan control.

UPDATE


Since we first printed this review in Issue 59, it has come to our attention that the Vortexx Neo is not compatible with G80-based graphics cards. Our apologies for any confusion. We have also just received confirmation from Akasa that the Vortexx Neo is compatible with ATI Radeon HD 4850 and HD 4870 cards, as well a GeForce 9800 GTX+ cards.


Click here to see the new list of the cards that the Vortexx Neo is compatible with (opens in new window)


COOLING

The Vortexx Neo is vastly superior to the reference cooler of our Asus EN8800GT TOP (a heavily overclocked GeForce 8800 GT). With the GPU fully stressed with 3DMark06, we measured a drop of 31°C with the Neo fitted, 2°C hotter than with the Zalman VF1000-LED. There were also no memory overheating problems when testing with Crysis.


CONCLUSION

The Vortexx Neo might not be quite as good at cooling a GPU as the Zalman VF1000-LED, but it isn't far off and offers other benefits. Direct exhausting of GPU heat is very welcome, and anyone with a side window in their case and a UV light will be rewarded. The Zalman cooler also costs £10 more than this cooler, making the Vortexx Neo an excellent purchase for people who have cards with reference coolers.

You can buy the Akasa Vortexx Neo from Scan
#13
Took me about 10mins to install the Vortex Neo coolers.
#14
Seems a lot of money for a VGA cooler that won't work in the newer cards like HD 4850 & 4870. The Akasa cooler does, & is only half the price, so gets my vote :thumbsup:. Thanks Paul, have read that review some weeks ago btw.

P.S. Added Scan Free Delivery links to the first post

Edit: Sorry, I take that back!
#15
Crossbow
Seems a lot of money for a VGA cooler that won't work in the newer cards like HD 4850 & 4870. The Akasa cooler does, & is only half the price, so gets my vote :thumbsup:. Thanks Paul, have read that review some weeks ago btw.

P.S. Added Scan Free Delivery links to the first post


:thumbsup:
#17
And the 3870...

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