Summary: Like I said in my previous post Zalman has issues with quality control. However Newegg has fantastic customer service and will pay the return shipping for RMAs. So only thing that you lose is your time.
Pros: Seems like a very good cooler. Havent' tried it yet however.
Cons: I wrote the issues in a post below. Zalman has quality control issues.
Summary: If you have a normal sized case, I recommend looking into different coolers. I bought this specifically to fit in a lower profile case.
Pros: Large heatsink that isn't wider than the card Cools better than stock cooler Fan speed controller included
Cons: General: - The fan guard rattles (so I took it off) - The fans aren't quieter than the stock heatsink even on the lowest setting Related to HD6870: - Need a Dremel tool to install a heatsink on the FET - not designed for it - Longer than the card because the GPU is centered differently
Summary: I am very unlucky and got the only 5870 card that wasn't physically tested with this card. I now running the card with some memory controllers and chips not protected with the heatsinks, so I wonder how this is going to play out in the long run.
Pros: Nice looking Lightweight External fan controller GPU mounting is easy and secure
Cons: IC heatsinks are not compatible with the Powercolor 5870. Zalman logo that runs across the heat sink was hitting the fan fins.
Excerpt: Good lookingLightweightExternal fan controllerGPU mounting is simple and safe IC heatsinks are not compatible with the Powercolor 5870.Zalman logo that runs across the heat sink was hitting the fan fins. I am incredibly unlucky and got the only 5870 card that wasn't physically tested with this card.
Summary: Bytte ut kylaren på ett Asus Radeon EAH5870/2DIS/1GD5/V2 1GB då den lät värre än dammsugaren. VF3000A kyler bra och låter betydligt mindre även på fullvarv. Lyser fint med, ljusstyrkan motsvarar varvtalet.