I'm upgrading my current system
(new mobo/case/cooling) and have decided to go with a balanced
approach between cooling (overclocking) and a bearable noise level.
(compucase case with the 2 120mm fans, Zalman 7000Cu for the cpu
and a zalman bracket with a vantec stealth 120mm to cool NB/VGA)
now my question is : will the mounted Vantec stealth ( zalman bracket)
be sufficient to cool my Radeon 9800NP, if i disconnect the radeon's own small&annoying fan?
thank you for you help.
Opinion: I don't think it will be sufficient for a 9800 non-pro. Might be sufficient for a 9200 Pro or something but not for a high end 3D card.
I really suggest a Zalman heatpipe cooler along with the fan. The stock heatsinks are just too small. With a heatpipe cooler + 120mm fan you should get some very impressive overclocks with full stability.