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Can someone suggest some good aftermarket air cooling for my 6870?

I have HiS Radeon 6870 reference card and the fan on that is loud and annoying.

Planning on CF so its going to be even worse sound...

Also will I see significant temp drops? I get up to 75C+ while gaming (75C average) but the fan is set in afterburner to go from 25% to 40% by 80C so its really loud.
    
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Have a looky here at the Arctic Cooler:

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/assistant/vga/chip/4

Ive always used AC coolers to tame the heat on my nvidias and Id highly recommend them.
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So you're ended up paying the same price as a 6950/560 Ti on that thing.

Here's to not getting reference AMD coolers.
    
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Well since you have enough room between cards the AC cooler is your best bet. amazing cooler and almost completely silent.
    
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This was my first build lol. And I don't think there's anything wrong with reference cards... except that they're loud.

Next build is going to be better, but I'm starting that next year.

If I get 2 accelero twin turbos can I still CF?
Edited by Tori - 8/7/11 at 9:56pm
    
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looks like you'll have the space, so I would say yeah. The top card might droop a little so you'll have to find a way to brace it up.
    
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Originally Posted by Tori;14503514 
This was my first build lol. And I don't think there's anything wrong with reference cards... except that they're loud.

Next build is going to be better, but I'm starting that next year.

If I get 2 accelero twin turbos can I still CF?

If its the same width as my AXP, I dont think it would fit in CF. One card, yes but not both.

Im happy to stand corrected though...
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which of those arctic coolers do you recommend most?

how would this work:

top: card with aftermarket cooling

bottom: reference card

it seems the card blows air down into the case
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The 6870 peaks out at 155w heat load at stock, so the Twin Turbo II looks like it would fit the bill.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tori;14503646 
which of those arctic coolers do you recommend most?

how would this work:

top: card with aftermarket cooling

bottom: reference card

it seems the card blows air down into the case

I will defer to the ATI guys... see below
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Originally Posted by Kratthew D. Kraids;14503669 
The 6870 peaks out at 155w heat load at stock, so the Twin Turbo II looks like it would fit the bill.
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