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how much does an Accelero Xtrene goes for these days?
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how much does an Accelero Xtrene goes for these days?

What country are you in?

I will agree, an Accelero Xtreme would be a cheaper solution tongue.gif

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arctic-Cooling-Graphic-Heatsink-Accelero/dp/B003D8NEPY/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1326914384&sr=8-2-spell

US: http://www.amazon.com/ARCTIC-COOLING-ACCELERO-XTREME-5870/dp/B003D8NEPY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1326914419&sr=8-3
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I am in Toronto, Canada
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Like 70$ max. I've also seen the new one and they look identical with the current one I have. I guess they just did minor change with the sinks. The heat sink itself can be installed on any board and you can easily adapt the VRM sink to fit on the board. I don't think you will need to do that but it is good to know if the model made for the 5870 isn't available.

Plus, going on the watercooling route, you won't gain much temp difference for twice the price (W block lets say 100$ + 50$ for a rad vs 70$). And even if you gain some degrees, those won't help you overclocking more. I don't see the point spending that much for a 2009 card.

Look at what I found:
http://infonec.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=456044
55$ is a joke do some research because there is also the Accelero Xtreme plus II and I don't know the difference... I guess they made some revision of the current one I have.

Just to finish, I am planning on reusing my heatsink on different card... I've seen some shop selling kits of sinks for the accelero xtreme so it is clear it is a better investment than the waterblock as you will have zero chance to use the block on another video card!
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I am in Toronto, Canada

Possibly not the best price.. but I'm not used to searching .ca sites, so I only know Newegg and Tigerdirect.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186048
post #16 of 21
Just to add, this stuff is gold:
http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_thermal_adhesive.htm

I installed my VRM sink with this (removed the cheap thermal adhesive before) and the temp were a lot better. If you want to remove the sinks, just put the card on the freezer, wait a couple of hour and just put something under the sink to apply pressure and it will just "pop". It's hard to explain but really easy to remove even if it is glued.
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i found the accelero extreme which is made for 5870 for $50
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_134&item_id=030066
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Look at what I found:
http://infonec.com/site/main.php?module=detail&id=456044
55$ is a joke do some research because there is also the Accelero Xtreme plus II and I don't know the difference... I guess they made some revision of the current one I have.
Just to finish, I am planning on reusing my heatsink on different card... I've seen some shop selling kits of sinks for the accelero xtreme so it is clear it is a better investment than the waterblock as you will have zero chance to use the block on another video card!

If you get the extreme plus i think you would have to buy the heatsink on the ram, so i found the accelero extreme for the 5870 for $50 and i just bought it http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8_134&item_id=030066
post #19 of 21
First off yes get the Arctic cooler. Here is the link to NCIX:

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=62735&vpn=DCACO-V15G200-BL&manufacture=Arctic%20Cooling

Also a 120mm rad is required for a cpu and a 240 mm rad is required for a gpu. In your case don't bother spending more money to add to your loop its not worth it. You can simply add another 120 mm rad in your case without any modifications, but the cost for adding a waterblock is not worth it.

Grab the Arctic cooler and you are set.
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Yea I think they just renamed it and are now selling separate kits for every cards!

Well, will be glad to help you if you have trouble with the installation in case the board doesn't fit with the cooler! See ya and good overclocking! Those cards are fun to OC biggrin.gif
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