Tech Tip: build a $5 VGA Cooler
A video card gets hot, hot, hot! Ram heatsinks on a performance video card can get to 150 degrees Fahrenheit hot. The large fan and heatsink assemblies on the graphics processor chip can get equally as hot; around 130 degrees Fahrenheit. PC enthusiasts know heat is the enemy of PC stability and successful overclocking. Sure a VGA cooler could be the answer for $25-$35 USD (plus taxes, shipping and handling) but we set out to build our own for under $5.