Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

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Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

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Post by Tzupy » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:20 am

The early review (it's not widely available) is a nice surprise, thank you SPCR!
I find this cooler much more appealing than the very long Accelero Extreme, since it probably fits in a Solo.

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Post by frenchie » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:40 am

Yet another one of those bigger is better beasts... :twisted: Thanks for the review !
Good to see they provide a good fan for that price !!
I didn't see if the fins were soldered to the pipes/base or just force fitted (something to consider IMO against the Accelero line).
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Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

Post by silo » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:22 am

nice, i want one , but first i need a new videocard :lol: great review btw

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Post by Lawrence Lee » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:47 am

frenchie wrote: I didn't see if the fins were soldered to the pipes/base or just force fitted (something to consider IMO against the Accelero line).
Friction fit.

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Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

Post by flinx » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:55 am

The greatest benefit seems to be from the improved VRM temperatures, which should leave to better durability in the long run. About the only thing "wrong" with is the space it takes, as not everyone can let a video card take up 4 slots. I can't for instance, as it would cover the second 8x pcie slot on my computer.

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Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

Post by roadie » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:03 pm

From the looks of it, the card was tested with the VRM heatsink from an Arctic Cooling product...
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Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

Post by LM741C » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:21 pm

Can it be used with the graphics card's original plate or do I have to remove the original plate and use the provided heatsinks?

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Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

Post by Rebellious » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:37 pm

This one looks a lot like the Thermalright AXP-140. I've always wanted to mount a CPU-caliber heatsink on a GPU. I bet I can mount the AXP-140 on a GPU with 775 brackets, sort of like this:

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Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

Post by colets » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:43 am

Actually card with that cooler takes five slots.

People often forgot about nuts on the backside of the card:

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This is a serious issue because motherboards often provide PCIE x1 slot above first x16 slot where the graphics card is installed. That PCIE x1 slot is in a perfect position to put an audio card there, but with that cooler on the gfx card it would be impossible.

I had exactly that issue with Prolimatech MK-13 and Asus Xonar D2X. No way to install anything above gfx card with that kind of nuts holding the cooler.

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Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

Post by maf718 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:17 am

When comparing the AC Accellero Xtreme plus and the Shaman in the final thoughts section, the article states that:
The Xtreme Plus can be controlled by the fan header on most high-end graphics cards
Is the implication of this comment that the Shaman cannot be controlled by the fan header on the graphics card? I can't see any mention of testing the Thermalright with the GPU header in the article, but I may have missed something.

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Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

Post by Tephras » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:28 pm

roadie wrote:From the looks of it, the card was tested with the VRM heatsink from an Arctic Cooling product...
http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/ima ... man/12.jpg
That's the factory-mounted VRM heatsink on the HIS 5870 Turbo, used as test card. It might be made by Arctic Cooling, they used to make the coolers for some earlier video cards from HIS.

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Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

Post by Monkeh16 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:03 am

colets wrote:Actually card with that cooler takes five slots.

People often forgot about nuts on the backside of the card:

This is a serious issue because motherboards often provide PCIE x1 slot above first x16 slot where the graphics card is installed. That PCIE x1 slot is in a perfect position to put an audio card there, but with that cooler on the gfx card it would be impossible.

I had exactly that issue with Prolimatech MK-13 and Asus Xonar D2X. No way to install anything above gfx card with that kind of nuts holding the cooler.
Actually, most normal cards will fit there. Only cards with a heatsink or a shield will have problems, unless a tall component (cap, usually) sits in exactly the wrong place.

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Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

Post by DaveLessnau » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:13 am

On the last page, the link to the sound recordings:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/tr-shaman ... 9v-12v.mp3

Results in a "Page Not Found."

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Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

Post by MikeC » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:25 am

DaveLessnau wrote:On the last page, the link to the sound recordings:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/tr-shaman ... 9v-12v.mp3

Results in a "Page Not Found."
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Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

Post by Tzupy » Sun May 22, 2011 11:16 am

I just ordered one Shaman and I have a couple of questions about it:
1. Is it compatible with the 6950 2GB cards, or with 6870 cards (I am still undecided)?
2. What kind of fan can replace the included one? 14 cm with 12 cm mounting, or maybe 12 cm?
3. What thermal interface is included with the Shaman? Should I buy a better one?
Thank you for your help.

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Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

Post by Akustyk » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:13 am

I bought the Shaman a few weeks ago. My GTX460 was the loudest component at the time. The Shaman made a huge difference, both in temperature and noise. The card never goes above 50 C (under full load), and it is virtually inaudible in my P183-based system. The PWM fan is wonderful. I like it more than my 120mm Nexus, Gelid, or Scythe fans. It moves a lot of air at a very decent noise level. My Intel board keeps the RPM under 1,000 even at the full load. I also have a 120mm fan mounted on the top HDD cage, very near the video card, so it adds a bit of airflow to the card. I am sure it helps a little.

I agree that the cooler takes a bit too much room (4 slots, maybe 5?), but, at least in my case, I have ample room for it. I hope the cooler remains compatible with future NVIDIA cards so I can continue using it with my next video card.

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