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Coolink GFXChilla Cooler (with Zotac GT 240) Review

The Zotac GeForce GT 240 surprised us with the decent overclocks we managed to achieve, even with the stock cooler.  It still manages to keep up with the latest titles, albeit at somewhat reduced settings.  It is available for a modest £75 at Ebuyer which represents reasonable value for money.

Our tests have proved that the Coolink GFXChilla is a great cooler, managing to reduce the load temperatures of our GT 240 graphics card by over 20 degrees.  We can’t say this is surprising, though, as it is made by the sister company of Noctua.  This also means build-quality is top notch, although blue seems a rather unusual colour for the fans, especially when we matched it with the yellow of Zotac’s card. Black or silver fans seems much more ‘universal’ to us.

For a price of £26 at Specialtech, the GFXChilla isn’t too expensive.  But we do feel that as an accessory to a £75 graphics card, it is too expensive to justify the extra overclocking headroom.  Even though it reduces temperatures significantly, any increased longevity is made slightly irrelevant by Zotac’s 5-year extended warranty.  With more expensive graphics cards or as an option to reduce system noise, however, we think it could be worthwhile.  That said, there’s no doubt in our minds that the GFXChilla does what it’s designed to do very well.

KitGuru says: The GFXChilla is a great cooler but we feel the money could be better spent purchasing a more powerful graphics card instead.

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Rating: 7.5.

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