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Graphics Sapphire HD5850 new cooler any good?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by azrael-, 31 Mar 2010.

  1. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Does anyone have any hands-on experience with a Sapphire HD5850 featuring their new 3rd party cooler (warning, big image)? Or perhaps even a link to a review?

    I'm wondering how the new cooler stacks up against the reference cooler in terms of cooling and noise. I imagine it probably won't be as good as their Vapor-X cooler. Might still be an improvement on the reference one, even if it's pretty good as reference coolers go.
     
  2. geoboy333

    geoboy333 Sometimes I say something bright...

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    why couldn't they have come up with this when i bought mine. the stock cooler on mine is ridiculously loud.
     
  3. Picarro

    Picarro What's a Dremel?

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    Get the Vapor-X one.

    /thread.
     
  4. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    There's always the issue of the price difference... :)
     
  5. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    Stop eating, buy Vapor-X.

    /thread again ;)
     
  6. barndoor101

    barndoor101 Bring back the demote thread!

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    isnt this one similar to the toxic editions they do?
     
  7. MiT

    MiT Don't feed me after midnight!! nom

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    theskirrid What's a Dremel?

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    Thank the FSM I was on the moon when I clicked that link, I just managed to see it without scrolling.

    My 5770s have a very similar cooler [without the shroud, as they're not as hot], it's much certainly quieter than stock, and they idle at 4ºC over case temp.

    That said get a Vapor-X. Even if you have to cheer up lonely sailors for a month, it's worth it.
     
  9. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    the vapor - x editions are just so much better
     
  10. WTF_Shelley

    WTF_Shelley The picture is wheeljack

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    I must be deaf as a post, i dont find the 5850 a noisy card. The default cooler is nearly silent at idle and when its motoring hard, ive got my speakers going anyway.
     
  11. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    The Vapor-X version is by far the best choice.
     
  12. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    I'm sure it is, but I'm still curious how the new cooler stacks up against the reference cooler... :)
     
  13. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Probably going to be at least quieter, I mean it does look beefier.

    Of course you can always scour the net to see.
     
  14. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Compare the Vapor-X's price against it. remember Saphire tend to tweak the voltage train, hence why OCing is better. All depends on the price difference really :)
     
  15. geoboy333

    geoboy333 Sometimes I say something bright...

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    Well my audiologist did say i have close to cats hearing but my family can hear this windfarm when it goes above 33% fans. Maybe we're all a bunch of freaks XD
     
  16. Daytona178

    Daytona178 What's a Dremel?

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    My 5850 came with a Gigabyte PCS+ cooler and it keeps my GPU below 73oc even with furmark running on full stress mode :)
     
  17. DonDon

    DonDon What's a Dremel?

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    I bought the Vapor X version from Amazon for £218 ( not toxic ). I ordered back in Feb, when the item was out of stock , but 'normally delivered in 3-4weeks'. Considering I couldn't find the card in stock while I was waiting I expected the card to be delayed further.
    So I was pleasantly surprised when on 26th of March my card arrived :) .
     

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