Thermaltake TMG ND5 VGA Coolerrobgs -
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As I said before, I have never taken the heat sink off of a 8800 GTX before and was a little intimidated by the whole procedure at first. The step-by-step instructions provided by Thermaltake were very easy to follow and made the whole process go smoothly. All of the components fit exactly the way they were supposed to, which is always extremely important.
The cooler orientation is the only thing that I have any concern about. The stock cooler is designed to vent the hot air out of the back of the computer and the TMG ND5 vents into the interior of the computer chassis. I know from experience that the amount of heat coming off this card is quite high. I have enough fan control on my case to allow me to increase the air flow out the back, but I think it could be something to think about.
Thermaltake products have always performed well against the rest of the cooling industry and continues to do well with the TMG NG5. The cooler is much quieter than the stock heatsink with its fan at full speed. The construction is built solidly on a copper core, with a suitably sized fan. Thermaltake's heatpipe design is efficient and seems to work very well. The TMG NG5 is a definitely a welcomed addition to my system and with a 50,000 hour life expectancy, should keep cooling my 8800 GTX for years to come.
- Good cooling capability
- Fairly light weight
- Low cost
- Vents into the computer case