Summary: Rock solid build. it outlasted the card I bought it for, and will keep using it for years to come hopefully!
Pros: Used on a 8600GT that finally kicked the can, but the Heat sink is still going strong! will use it again and again on future Graphic cards to come! -Quiet -Works, never got over 90*f on 5v. (wanted it to be quiet.)
Cons: Sticker heat sinks were barely able to hide under heat sink, no biggie I didn't like them anyways.
Summary: This was a replacement cooler for my Asus geforce EN9500GT, which sounded like a jet engine, and was starting to hum. I ended up just using the connector off the stock fan, and connecting the VF700 to the connector power connector on the video card, so the video card could control the fan.
Pros: Runs Quiet, cools well, multiple ways to connect for either 12v or 5v operation.
Summary: i guess i could have just RMA'ed if i didn't have the tools to do it, but then i'd have to pay shipping..
Pros: Thing works great. Runs 10 degrees C better than stock, looks cool in the case. Quiet. Would be 5 stars except for the fact that it doesn't fit 'all modern cards' as the packaging says.
Cons: The packaging says 'fits all video cards' or some nonsense. It doesn't fit on the radeon XFX 5770. I'm lucky because i have a dremel, so i expanded the holes on the clips to accommodate the smaller size of the mounts on the card. If you don't have a dremel or the patience/knowhow to modify the ho...
Pros: Installed it on my old Geforce 6600GT. My old fan had died and I didn't realize it since I hadn't gamed in awhile. This fan brought my card down from 140F(No fan) to 98F. Shipped fast from Newegg. They really know how to get stuff out the door fast!
Cons: I wasn't able to install all of the little heatstink stickys but I got most of them to fit under the huge fins.
Summary: This is the second one of these coolers I have owned. The first one I put on a EVGA 7600 GT and did great then too. I'll keep my 8800 GS for another year or so now that it runs so cool.
Pros: Price is dirt cheap. It's a Zalman so you know it's gonna work well. My EVGA 8800 GS was getting up to 90 C while playing Call of Juarez 2. My case has good ventilation but the stock fan wasn't doing the job. I installed this and my max temp is now 75 C. Most games like Guitar Hero World Tour don...
Cons: I bought this a brick and mortar store last weekend. This weekend I see that newegg has the solid copper version on sale. :( should have been more patient.
Summary: I am happy with the balance between quiet operation and reduced temps but others will probably want to use the 12v standard fan speed to reduce the cards core temp lower.
Pros: This fan has been around awhile and fits a multitude of video cards. In my case it fit my old ATi 9800 XT whose stock fan was moments away from quitting when I replaced it the VF700. Temps with the old fan were hovering around 77°C and the fan had become quite noisy as it was approaching the end ...
Cons: Loss of an expansion slot due to the added height of the cooler. No big deal for me but in small crowded cases this has to be taken into account.
Summary: On stock settings, my card hits 85C and starts glitching/restarting. I can only keep it under 70C loaded using nVidia's nTune to raise the VGA cooler fan to 100% speed. So, the card is demanding, and notorious for heat. Perhaps I expected too much out of a $25 solution?
Pros: Mounted on my XFX 8800GTS. Easy to install, extra hardware provided.
Cons: The stick on heatsinks are garbage. Make sure you clean the surface with alcohol if you expect them to even remotely stick. It didn't come with enough either, but can't knock them for board inconsistencies. The cooler itself was not enough. Not even enough on the louder 12v setting (you can run t...