I have been running one of my FX Ultras without the FX flow fan, and instead using a 120mm next to the copper fins near the rear of the card. Playing ut2003 in windowed mode for 30mins it averages 66 C. Idle 45 C. But the copper fins have a small surface area and my 120mm does not have a side intake of fresh air. With the Zalman ZM80C1-HP that's supposed to be out in 3 weeks and a side intake with a quiet fan should drop temps below stock.
AMD FX-57, Silver Cuplex XT
2gb Corsair XMS 3500
7900gtx sc 512mb DD nv-78
Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe, silver twinplex, alphacool mosfets
WD Raptor 74GB/Aquadrive
Coolermaster Stacker 830 3/8" tubing
PCP&C 510w SLI
42" Sony Plasma
Last edited by Badash; 04-28-03 at 07:26 PM.