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The AMD HD6990 has needed a third party cooling solution now for some time and unless you fancy watercooling your system, there hasn’t been a whole lot of choice. Arctic have spotted the gaping hole in the market and are due to release their Accelero Twin Turbo 6990 cooler which features a custom cooling solution with two 120mm fans and two separate racks of heat pipes across 86 aluminium fins. Impressively, it is also CrossfireX compatible, if you have deep enough pockets.
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It is actually pretty good, but price is still a bit steep.
    
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Yeah these artic coolers are really nice. Had the Accelero Xtreme Plus II on my 570's and they never went past 55c, they're overclocked at 800/1600/2000 too which isn't too bad. The EVGA stock cooler went up to the 80s.
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Kicks the crap out of the reference cooler in sound and temperature. It's pricey, but a lot cheaper than a waterblock, res, pump, etc.
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i dunno, $140 for this, $140 for a 6990 waterblock. a cheap 360 and pump/res can be had for another $120. if your going to spend that kind of money on aftermarket cooling, i'd wait until you had the additional $ for WC. cuz we all know once u start modding, WC is inevitable lol
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i dunno, $140 for this, $140 for a 6990 waterblock. a cheap 360 and pump/res can be had for another $120. if your going to spend that kind of money on aftermarket cooling, i'd wait until you had the additional $ for WC. cuz we all know once u start modding, WC is inevitable lol
Get a RS360 for $150, HD 6990 Block can be had for ~ $120 = $270 and have water Temp or get this and have the CPU also in air cooling.
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Get a RS360 for $150, HD 6990 Block can be had for ~ $120 = $270 and have water Temp or get this and have the CPU also in air cooling.
yea but once u get a loop goin, the price of additional water cooled parts falls since you dont need another res/pump. 1155 block on avg $60, $240 rad $50, or spend nearly that on a h100? just pull the trigger and WC lol
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I wish I could afford a 6990.
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I wish I could afford a 6990.
You got a 580 Lightning lol. Wasn't that like £450 or thereabouts? a 6990 isnt that much more. Ive seen some as low as 475
    
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One thing i noticed that if you get cooler like this its best to leave case open. There is just too much hot air inside the case from the GPUs. CPU will increase 5-10C under load.
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One thing i noticed that if you get cooler like this its best to leave case open. There is just too much hot air inside the case from the GPUs. CPU will increase 5-10C under load.
true, and have like 8 2000+rpm intake fans lol
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