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2x 6970 with Accelero XTREME Plus II?

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Looking for some opinions in this thread about picking up 2 of these coolers for use on 2x 6970 in CF. Will these be a great improvement over stock as they are ~$100? I do plan to try and OC these as much as I can, to use in 3x Eyefinity setup.

Would love to hear any opinions or past experiences with the XTREME Plus II, especially on 6970s.
Thanks!

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/376/accelero-xtreme-plus-ii.html?c=2182

(I was not finding much on the Plus II with 6970s, but apologies in advance if I somehow missed a thread with this info.)
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post #2 of 12
I was looking for test results with that cooler too. The best I could find so far was this tested on a GTX480 http://www.mega-labs.com/files/accload.jpg

Quite expensive though for a custom cooler.

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When it comes to cooling I try not to shy away on just price wink.gif. Thanks a bunch for that graph. After seeing that and reading up some more I believe i'm going to do 6970 CF with 2 of these. Thanks!
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post #4 of 12
surely crossfire temps will be higher? afaik a single card solution with a cooler like the accelero extreme plus II doesn't exhaust the hot air out of your case, so the top card will probably be around 20 degrees warmer than the bottom card.

I had 2 Gigabyte Windforce 460s a few months ago with a similar cooling solution on them and even with the one pci-slot spacing the top card was reaching 80 degrees while the bottom card never exceeded 55 in a HAF932.
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They are triple slots tho.
    
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post #6 of 12
What's your mobo? You need 3 slots (about 6 cms) for every HD6970 if you want to use AC Xtreme Plus II.
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post #7 of 12
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128508 is my mobo for this build.

I believe I'll have room for 3 slots cards as well as my sound card. I have a HAF X case which will have the 200 mm fan blowing cool air right onto the cards. I would also try and set the VGA duct with 80mm fan on top card to try and help there (if it fits).
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No problem then biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by TiFFman;15258114 
When it comes to cooling I try not to shy away on just price wink.gif. Thanks a bunch for that graph. After seeing that and reading up some more I believe i'm going to do 6970 CF with 2 of these. Thanks!

Just a FYI, might worth to take a look http://www.overclock.net/amd-ati/1138717-monitor-loses-signal-10-20-sec.html
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post #10 of 12
The Accelero Xtreme coolers are only viable for dual solutions (Crossfire/SLI) if there's a good amount of space between both cards, and make sure you have a fan sticking fresh air between both cards.

If the cards are too close to each other, then the top card would literally cook it's self with the lower card's heat.

However, with that motherboard you linked, it shouldn't be a problem, just make sure your cards are as far as possible from each other. smile.gif
    
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