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#1 Nemo

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 02:26 AM

If you're looking for a cooling solution for either Nvidia or ATI cards, check out the ProlimaTech MK-13 Multi VGA Cooler - http://www.overclock...olimatech_mk13/

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 07:45 AM

meh, i don't know what to think about this, $66 is a lot of scratch for something that the stock cooler can achieve (granted @ 100% fan speed) at least with my noctua d14, it does things that the stock intel cooler couldn't dream of. I really expected better out of that prolimatech. I'm curious as to how this thing will do: http://www.overclock...com/news/26440/

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 01:02 PM

meh, i don't know what to think about this, $66 is a lot of scratch for something that the stock cooler can achieve (granted @ 100% fan speed) at least with my noctua d14, it does things that the stock intel cooler couldn't dream of. I really expected better out of that prolimatech. I'm curious as to how this thing will do: http://www.overclock...com/news/26440/


Agreed, not bad performance, but matching a stock cooler for $66? Pass.
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 01:20 PM

exactly. granted its doing what the stock cooler @ max speed is doing @ a much lower noise level, i really expected lower temps

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 01:24 PM

Strange... I thought it'd beat the Vapor-X for sure by a wide margin.

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 05:11 PM

at stock clocks I am not too suprised. when gaming on hours after a nice OC like 1000 on the core I bet there would be a more noticable difference :P

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 05:47 PM

When you use the right fan it does very well! The High CFM fan results show it at 56C load
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Posted 09 April 2010 - 06:07 PM

When you use the right fan it does very well! The High CFM fan results show it at 56C load

~3°C lower than stock isn't very well IMO, especially since high CFM usually is associated with high noise, how did the noise between high CFM and stock fan @ 100% compare?

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 08:12 PM

how did the noise between high CFM and stock fan @ 100% compare?

:withstupid: if the noise from the high CFM fan is greater than the stock fan why would you bother shelling out $60 + $ for a high CFM fan (assuming you dont have spares lying around)

i'd love to see how that thing would perform strapped to a gtx480

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 09:24 PM

3slot for me not an option and $66 for so little performance gain not acceptable

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:36 AM

if for someone is stock fan at 100% an option then wow...5850 at 100% stock is jetfighter.
I own MK13, I put 1xP12-1300 and 1xFLX to cool it, now going on 650RPM dead silent, i hear HDD more than GPU.
results with MK-13 are->

max.temperatures
OC 1000/1250 heaven2-> DispIO:50, MemIO:59, Shaders:58, VRM (thermalright VRM R4): 62
OC 900/1250 furmark (6min)-> DispIO:54, MemIO:62,Shaders:61, VRM (thermalright VRM R4): 67
OC 900/1250 Metro 2033-> DispIO:49, MemIO:57,Shaders:53,VRM (thermalright VRM R4): 59
765/1125 Bad Comapny 2-> DispIO:46, MemIO:54,Shaders:52,VRM (thermalright VRM R4): 50
765/1125 Dirt 2-> DispIO:46, MemIO:52,Shaders:50,VRM (thermalright VRM R4): 50


someone wants to make comparision with stockcooler even at 100%?

there is no better cooler for 5850 and 5870 out there than proli mk-13

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:28 PM

When you look at the noise as the main advantage yes. I used to use arctic cooling coolers for my video card because the noise was so much lower than the stock coolers. About the same temps but darn near dead silent. I think you hit the nail on the head, its not the overall temperature delta but the 70db to 20-25db noise delta.
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