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exeter_acres
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Darn...got the bug again!!!

 

 

Currently using 9600xt in my rig

 

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....&type=Refurbish

 

 

or just get this:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc....&type=Refurbish

 

ANd use my current Zalman set up??

 

 

Should i??

 

 

 

(no interest in 64 bit until nForce 4 comes out.. so don't suggest that :P )

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that heat pipe dose o the job but with out a fan blowing on it and a fan filled system your case temps will rise dramatically and may affect your oc if youve got one,plus the heat sink is very heavy. my card was bending couse of it. on cards such as your 9600xt and 9600 pro that heat sink will do wonders but for card like the 9800 pro and nhigher i would say no.zalman dose have a new one out with 2 heat pipes and its lighter and its also blue buti havnt heard any thing about it yet.i would just get the regular 9800 pro and put a vga silencer on it.

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I love refurbs. I'm on a pretty good streak with them so far. Anyway, out of the two, I'd suggest the regular cooled one and put one of those new ATi Silencers on it. The problem with fanless heat pipes is that they really increase your case temps, and ultimately your CPU temps. The new ATi Silencer is like the VGA Silencer Rev 3, but has a copper base and aluminum fins instead of all aluminum. It's $10 more at newegg, but looks like a nice piece of hardware

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