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|04-26-2007, 12:05 AM||#1|
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Cooler Master CoolViva Pro
As their name suggests, Cooler Master is no stranger to cooling products. They were however new to graphics card cooling, but no longer thanks to their CoolViva Pro. We are taking their first GPU cooler for a spin to see if their legendary quality is carried over here.
You can read the review here and discuss it here.
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|06-06-2007, 07:21 PM||#3|
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|06-07-2007, 09:32 AM||#4|
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How do you fit that sound card in your case when the Cooler Master VGA cooler takes up 3 slots?
It's unfortunate that you feel that you no longer can come back, but I stick by the review. My question to you is, how does the review, lacking an ATi card to test on, make us in any way suspect? I too have an x1900 XTX but it was being used in another test machine on the bench. I agree that the x1900 stock cooler does sounds like a vacuum and for those who can't live with it, it is something that has to be upgraded but in the review, it was stated clearly that the Viva Pro was silent. Also, please don't bring up the fact that not every gamer is rich when the Arctic Cooling Accelero that we reviewed cools just as well, doesn't look near as bad and costs almost 40% less than the Cooler Master Viva Pro. While we are talking about price, practically every other cooler available costs just as much or less and doesn't look so bad. This included Zalman, Thermaltake, Arctic Cooling and Zerotherm... all reasonably attractive coolers and all at the same price point as the Viva Pro.
I don't hate the cooler or the company, but in my opinion, it is ugly and it is worthy of a 6.
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Last edited by Greg King; 06-07-2007 at 09:39 AM.
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