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What VGA cooler to get.
nesquick 
31/8/08 8:30:41 PM
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Having decided Crossfire is not for me I am going to get some better cooling for my HD4870 but am at a crossroads as to which cooler to get, I have decided on either a arctic cooling accelero s1 rev.2 or the HR-03 gt.

does anyone have any suggestions about what to get? i will be ordering from pc case gear tonight later on.

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TheFrunj 
31/8/08 8:49:53 PM
God

Why not this one:
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_314&products_id=7859

That seems to be the same as the S1 rev.2, but with two fans.

If you want a bloody good cooler, I'd go the thermalright. It's a bit more expensive, but should be cooler and quieter with a good fan on it :)

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nesquick 
31/8/08 10:28:10 PM
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yea i was thinking that one but there are no real reviews (through my limited checking :P)
might just grab 2 as they work with CF and i will see if i can eliminate some of these gay CF bugs through using older drivers


Edited by nesquick: 31/8/2008 10:35:08 PM

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e8600@4.5ghz 1.39v|GIGABYTE X48DS4|BALLISTIX TRACERS 4GB+PATRIOT PC9200 1GB|HD4870 HD4850 CROSSFIREX|640GB WD HD|CORSAIR HX520|ANTEC TX1050B CASE|TRUE|

nesquick 
2/9/08 9:56:14 AM
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well i just finished screwing around for about an hour trying to get this thing mounted, i will warn anyone wanting to buy this cooler it does not support 4870's ie: the bottom ram heat sink is obstructed meaning you'd have to mod it to get it to fit. so using my intuition i just bolted the stock plate back on an voila it fits :)

the cooler itself i would give top marks to as the gpu is now 40 degrees idle and does not go over 50 degrees load with the fans on silent so im happy with that. however the ram sinks and vrm sinks are to be frank shithouse, i thoroughly cleaned the ram chips and vrm's twice last night and even tried the eraser thing on them to get the sinks to stick but it was no good they kept falling off as i put the card back into the case so i might try and get some arctic silver thermal adhesive and use them on my 4850 with the 4870 heat sink and fan ghetto mod style :P

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e8600@4.5ghz 1.39v|GIGABYTE X48DS4|BALLISTIX TRACERS 4GB+PATRIOT PC9200 1GB|HD4870 HD4850 CROSSFIREX|640GB WD HD|CORSAIR HX520|ANTEC TX1050B CASE|TRUE|

deejeta 
2/9/08 10:08:13 AM
Serf

had the same trouble with the ram sinks falling off. i arctic silvered their ass. worked a treat. arctic cooling has a link for the compatability issue here;
http://www.arctic-cooling.com/vga2.php?idx=166&data=7&disc=

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