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I mean height wise, towards the top of the case.

Edit: this might work. The main issue I would see is the annoying blue LED.. I'm assuming I could clip one of the wires to do away with that.

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Edited by Mudfrog - 10/26/11 at 6:56am
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Have you looked at the Scythe Setsugen 2.
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I'm looking for a cooler as well. It's a toss up between the Arctic passive S1, the Arctic Accelero TWIN TURBO, or the Ultra U12-40659 Carbon. All three are about $30.

Supposedly the Ultra Carbon cooler is the same exact thing as the Xigmatek Bitfrost but cheaper. It's just been rebranded.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RyanJC;15460257 
I'm looking for a cooler as well. It's a toss up between the Arctic passive S1, the Arctic Accelero TWIN TURBO, or the Ultra U12-40659 Carbon. All three are about $30.

Supposedly the Ultra Carbon cooler is the same exact thing as the Xigmatek Bitfrost but cheaper. It's just been rebranded.

Abut the Accelero coolers, the Twin Turbo is a very slightly modified Accelero S1 w/ Turbo module (2x fans). For that reason if you can get the Twin Turbo for the same price as the S1 it's a better deal - you can simply remove the fans and keep them for when you might need them.
Using the S1 passive on the 6850 might work - for example my 5850 passive with the only source of airflow whatever it's pulled thru the pierced VGA backplate cover was at ~80°C during summer. The 6850 consumes less, so it should be cooler, unless (and it's difficult to imagine how) in your case there's even less circulating air.

@OP: here are some benches, the VF is included: click
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get the MSi TF3 cards,
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Originally Posted by dragosmp;15470888 
Abut the Accelero coolers, the Twin Turbo is a very slightly modified Accelero S1 w/ Turbo module (2x fans). For that reason if you can get the Twin Turbo for the same price as the S1 it's a better deal - you can simply remove the fans and keep them for when you might need them.
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@OP: here are some benches, the VF is included: click

Good read. Just not quite sure I want to throw $50 into a cooler for this card. Yea I'm a cheap... biggrin.gif
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I'm pretty sure I'm going to stick with this...

Zalman VF770

It's almost half the cost and is rated at 18.5 dba in silent mode, so only .5 dba over the VF1000. This card will not be overclocked at all so I really don't need the best I cooler I can find.
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