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Gelid Icy Vision Video Card GPU Cooler Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:59 am

Gelid Icy Vision Video Card GPU Cooler Review

Do you have an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 video card and want to have it run cooler and quieter but don't want to make the jump to water cooling? Then you're in need of an aftermarket air cooler. Today, we are looking at one such option from GELID Solutions, the Icy Vision VGA cooler. Join us as we put it on our GTX480 and see how it well it can handle the heat.

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Article Title: Gelid Icy Vision Video Card GPU Cooler Review
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Re: Gelid Icy Vision Video Card GPU Cooler Review

Postby Sttm » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:28 am

Looks a lot like the heatsink Zotac uses on their Amp version.
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Re: Gelid Icy Vision Video Card GPU Cooler Review

Postby Major_A » Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:57 pm

Any plans for a followup with the high performing TIM on the stock heatsink? If it can drop the temps by 12 degrees Celsius then that's impressive.
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Re: Gelid Icy Vision Video Card GPU Cooler Review

Postby gwolfman » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:01 am

Major_A wrote:Any plans for a followup with the high performing TIM on the stock heatsink? If it can drop the temps by 12 degrees Celsius then that's impressive.

That'd be interesting to see. Maybe it's time for another TIM roundup?

Also, if the stock TIM sucks so much, why include it with a product that is supposed to be "great"!?! It'll make their cooler look/perform worse than it really is/can.
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Re: Gelid Icy Vision Video Card GPU Cooler Review

Postby bubba » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:58 am

I didn't use the G2 compound that come with the cooler but the Arctic Silver Lumiere I use to test all the coolers, so don't know what the G2 will be like compared to the GC Extreme. They could be close, dunno.

As for putting the GC Extreme on the stock cooler?? might try that. Will have to get some new thermal pad material though, dont have any around, not even sure what the thickness of the stock stuff is. Have to get back to you on that one.
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Re: Gelid Icy Vision Video Card GPU Cooler Review

Postby gwolfman » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:38 pm

bubba wrote:I didn't use the G2 compound that come with the cooler but the Arctic Silver Lumiere I use to test all the coolers, so don't know what the G2 will be like compared to the GC Extreme. They could be close, dunno.

That's right, I missed that. Thanks for keeping it consistent. :)
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