My new VGA cooler is actually VERY quite. Makes little noise. Also it keeps the VGA extremly cool, and I'm putting a great emphasice on "extremly". This thing is indeed a "Beast" It never, NEVER goes above 50C. Not once has it ran over 47C, and that was when I was playing games! It's great is you want something that looks awesome, performs incredibly well, and it quite. Plus you can't get that "Jaw dropping" effect from a Zalman fan when your friends see it. If you have a case with a side panel window, definetly put your LEDs by your video card, that way when people come over to "check your rig" they'll definetly notice the VGA cooler.
I'm able to overclock much much higher then before, while still maintaing that nothing-above-50C bar. I can run effective at 465 Core and 300+ Memory. And that is a major overclock for an X700. The guys with Zalmans can only push 415 Core and 260 Memory before they start to lag and get artifacts anf the heat really starts to pile on. So my VGA cooler is obviously doing somethign right!
I just love the way it looks and the way peopel respond when they see how huge it is. Nothing can match it and the expressions people make when they lay eyes on it. It was definetly money well spent.