Thermaltake TMG ND5 VGA Cooler Review
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
While stock VGA coolers have improved dramatically over the years, most are still unsuitable for serious overclocking. Thankfully, there are a wealth of aftermarket coolers available to consumers nowadays. OverclockersClub has posted a review of the new Thermaltake TMG ND5 VGA cooler.
Lets see what they had to say:
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.
While this certainly looks like a solid cooler, its performance is lacking. The difference between the ND5 and the stock cooler was simply too small to justify the extra cost. Also, I dont understand why Thermaltake didnt design the cooler to vent the hot air outside the case, seems like a no-brainer to me. Anyways, if you are looking for an aftermarket VGA cooler, I suggest you read this article.
Click here to read the full review.
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