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Redeemed
10-18-05, 07:46 PM
I recently puchased an XFX 6800GT. It replaced my ASUS 5950Ultra. I'm ordering an NV4 Silencer for the 5950U as I've heard so many great things about it. But am wondering what I should get for my 6800GT?

I'm wanting this new cooler for OC'ing, obviously. I'm currently thinking of either of these two:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835186133

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835124006

Both of those coolers look sweet, the Kingwin is cheapest AND in stock currently, but the NV 5 seems to be more popular. Which of these two would you guys recommend?

Any other great coolers I'm not aware of? If so, please point me in the right direction. Thank you!

slick
10-18-05, 08:10 PM
Definately the NV5. Worth the wait.

lamarodom007
10-18-05, 08:16 PM
Zalman Vf700-C.

Rytr
10-18-05, 08:21 PM
If you have good case cooling this is a good unit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118117 It lowered idle temps on my 6800GT from 58C to 48C.

Otherwise, the NV5 since it exhausts air out of the case which is one of its strong features anyway.

Redeemed
10-18-05, 08:32 PM
Thanks for the responses guys, I do appreciate it!

My case has rather EXCELLENT cooling:

1x120mm fan in front (intake), 1x80mm fan on the side panel (exhaust), 2x80mm fans in the rear (exhuast), and a beefy 140mm fan on my PSU (exhaust). Yeah, my case is cool. ;) :D :D

What about for my 5950U, should I go ahead with the NV4 or use that Kingwin? The case my 5950U is in does NOT have very good cooling. 1x80mm in front for intake, and 1x80mm in rear for exhaust.

wrugoin
10-18-05, 10:23 PM
Thanks for the responses guys, I do appreciate it!

My case has rather EXCELLENT cooling:

1x120mm fan in front (intake), 1x80mm fan on the side panel (exhaust), 2x80mm fans in the rear (exhuast), and a beefy 140mm fan on my PSU (exhaust). Yeah, my case is cool. ;) :D :D

What about for my 5950U, should I go ahead with the NV4 or use that Kingwin? The case my 5950U is in does NOT have very good cooling. 1x80mm in front for intake, and 1x80mm in rear for exhaust.

:eek: That case sounds rather LOUD!!!! hahaha.

I'm a big fan of the NV5 because of the exhaust system. Both are going to cool your GPU down far below stock cooler temps, it might be just a matter of a degree or two. However, the NV5 is a bit quieter and does keep the case a little cooler.

Redeemed
10-18-05, 11:40 PM
Okay, so it sounds like you guys are saying the NV 5 for my 6800GT and the NV 4 for my 5950Ultra. Correct?

slick
10-18-05, 11:43 PM
:eek: That case sounds rather LOUD!!!! hahaha.

I'm a big fan of the NV5 because of the exhaust system. Both are going to cool your GPU down far below stock cooler temps, it might be just a matter of a degree or two. However, the NV5 is a bit quieter and does keep the case a little cooler.

Loud is two Vantec Tornado's and a 120mm Silverstone. God bless headphones. :p

xquizette
10-19-05, 01:07 AM
-nevermind-

jimmor
10-19-05, 07:37 AM
Okay, ............ are saying the NV 5 for my 6800GT and the NV 4 for my 5950Ultra. Correct?


YES !

Redeemed
10-19-05, 02:50 PM
Will do. Thanks guys! Sure do appreciate it! I'm placing the order as soon as the next paycheck comes in (next Friday). I'm wondering how much more of an OC ths NV4 will allow on my 5950U? About 3 weeks till I find out! :D :D :D

Thanks again!

Redeemed
10-23-05, 02:00 AM
Hey, I know you guys had said that the NV5 was the best bet for my 6800GT, but I had never heard of this company or this cooler before. Is it any good? Should I stick with the NV 5?

http://www.stasisthermal.com/nv6800.html

marqmajere
10-23-05, 02:43 AM
Hey, I know you guys had said that the NV5 was the best bet for my 6800GT, but I had never heard of this company or this cooler before. Is it any good? Should I stick with the NV 5?

http://www.stasisthermal.com/nv6800.html


Check over at [H]ardforum. I read a thread about those coolers. I'll try and find the link for you.

joshua7
10-23-05, 02:00 PM
Zalman VF700-CU.