4 weeks Left in the NEW YEARS GIVEAWAY @ TwistedMods
Well folks, 2003 is finally here, and there's nothing we can do about it - except CELEBRATE! What better way to start your new year than with a brand new accessory package from Extreme Alterations?! To make up for all those gifts that you DIDN'T get from your Christmas wishlist, Extreme Alterations is giving away a brand new Vantec Fanbus (Silver), a 12" blue cold cathode and TWO blue quad-LED fans, all to ONE randomly chosen winner
Thermaltake GeForce 4 Copper Heatsink with CoolMod Review
The Thermaltake kit is an eyecatcher right away. How many video cards have pure copper heatsinks? Not many. This is probably due to the high cost of a copper heatsink. Thermaltake has managed to put this kit together for just over $20 (retail price). A very good deal for such a high quality product. The contents of the kit are listed earlier in the Spefications, but for the install I decided to use my own Arctic Silver 3 and Arctic Silver Thermal Adhesive instead of the included compound and thermal tape. My reasons for this was that the stock heatsink had Arctic Silver 3 under it, and this would help to show a more exact comparison between the aluminum and copper blocks. The first step was to remove the old heatsink. To do this, I simply pushed the two plastic clips though from the back of the card, then pulled the heatsink off. I was now ready for installing the new cooling setup.
The Gigabyte GV-R9700PRO is yet another 9700PRO based on ATI's reference
At first glance, it surprises you because Gigabyte has added some pizzazz
the card by using a gold coloured heatsink on the chip. They've also added
passive memory heatsinks to the chips on the chip-side of the card - also
coloured. If you find it odd that Gigabyte would add heatsinks to RAM on
side of the card, and not have heatsinks on the RAM chips on the flip
you're not alone - it left is wondering just how effective cooling only
the RAM would be in an overclock situation.