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post #1 of 9
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I would get the Gelid Icy 2, however it needs the vision enhancement kit to be compatible with the 6950 otherwise the VRM overheat, which is common on this card.

That brings the price up to $75.

Can anyone suggest a cheaper solution which 'does' keep the VRM cooled?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161355

Appreciated.
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post #2 of 9
I don't think there's a whole lot out there unfortunately. The only other option I know of is the Accelero Extreme Plus which is about the same price and also requires additional heatsinks for the vram which are about $8 on their web site.
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post #3 of 9
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Thank you for the information. However, that one costs more.
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Yeah, I was just throwing it out there as an option. Might be able to find it cheap during a black friday sale and I've also seen them here in the marketplace for around $50. They make some good coolers, I have a twin turbo pro on a 4850 and it keeps the temps really low. At one point I was running it without the fans attached and max temps still never went over 75C.
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post #6 of 9
Nice, I don't remember seeing that one last time I was looking for a cooler. I was just about to go water but now I'm going to have to reconsider. +rep for saving me a good bit of $$$
Edited by blazed_1 - 11/9/11 at 12:52am
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post #7 of 9
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Wow, thanks. That's only $40 on mwave. I need to see if it comes with the accessories, though.

With that HSF, my 2-slot card remains a 2-slot card, right?

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Originally Posted by yakuzapuppy View Post

Edited by icor1031 - 11/9/11 at 1:05am
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post #8 of 9
Most likely 3 slot. Looks like gpu and heatsink will take 2 slots and the fans will take a 3rd.

edit- Yeah, after looking at the dimensions its about the same as my twin turbo pro which is 3 slot.
Edited by blazed_1 - 11/9/11 at 1:11am
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post #9 of 9
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That sucks - that won't work. I don't have 3 slots to spare.

Well, it is a nice HSF - thanks any way.
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