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withmyshadow
04-10-06, 05:56 PM
I'm thinking about a good video cooling solution in shuttle sn21G5.
hopefully, it's like the stock cooling on G5 for cpu, very quiet when idle...
thanks, guys

SLippe
04-10-06, 10:21 PM
You have room for the Zalman VF900CU?

withmyshadow
04-10-06, 10:30 PM
well, I am not sure,
but the shuttle case does have an extra pci space next to the Pci-X.
will that fit?
(my guess is yes, because I was considering NV silencer and those are huge and can fit in a two slot space,)

SLippe
04-10-06, 10:37 PM
well, I am not sure,
but the shuttle case does have an extra pci space next to the Pci-X.
will that fit?
(my guess is yes, because I was considering NV silencer and those are huge and can fit in a two slot space,)
Oh yeah, you shouldn't have any problem then.

Here's a link...

http://www.zalman.co.kr/usa/product/view.asp?idx=192&code=013

Clay
04-10-06, 11:01 PM
I've never used the VF900CU but I know it is a great HSF. Another option might be this (http://nvnews.net/reviews/thermaltake_tidewater_vga_liquid_cooling_module/index.shtml). It performed very impressively for me.http://nvnews.net/reviews/thermaltake_tidewater_vga_liquid_cooling_module/pic01.jpg

SLippe
04-11-06, 12:28 AM
Hey, I was going to ask about that. So you've used one of those before Clay? I looked in my case and it looks like I may have to move my 2nd HDD up one bay for that thing to fit in my case. It would still be a tight fit. I really was looking at that pretty hard last night on Newegg.com. I think if I could afford someday, I might just give it a shot.

withmyshadow
04-11-06, 12:44 PM
I understand zelmans' fan control is manual so what happens if I set it in quiet mode and run a 3D game and forget changing the fan setting?
does it freeze?

Clay
04-11-06, 08:39 PM
I understand zelmans' fan control is manual so what happens if I set it in quiet mode and run a 3D game and forget changing the fan setting?
does it freeze?
No, you'll be fine. The manual control on the lowest setting is still going to offer enough cooling.

@SLippe: If you get one of the Tide Waters, just be sure to tighten the water block down enough. Otherwise, you won't come near its actual cooling potential. The catch is, you don't want to overtighten of course.

SLippe
04-11-06, 09:49 PM
No, you'll be fine. The manual control on the lowest setting is still going to offer enough cooling.

@SLippe: If you get one of the Tide Waters, just be sure to tighten the water block down enough. Otherwise, you won't come near its actual cooling potential. The catch is, you don't want to overtighten of course.
Roger that. :thumbsup: