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Aftermarket coolers for the 7950 owners?

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I realize these things are pretty new to the market but does anyone have a bead on a good aftermarket cooler for the 7950? This card is wicked fast but at a stable 1100 core it doesn't take long for that fan to get up above 60% whilst gaming. I would drop some money right now on a nice aftermarket cooler. BTW, I have the reference Sapphire model.

Or maybe one of you wonderful people have put yours under water and have their dual fan hsf from an Asus, Gigabyte, PC, etc you might like to sell??thumb.gif
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post #2 of 27
The Arctic Accelero Xtreme is a good aftermarket cooler IMHO
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post #3 of 27
Nothing is confirmed yet that I personally know of for these cards. Something about the way the die is offset on the PCB, and that there's a raised edge around the die.

The Accelero is supposed to come out soon to fit these cards though.
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post #4 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by m3t4lh34d View Post

The Arctic Accelero Xtreme is a good aftermarket cooler IMHO

Forgive me, I haven't had a chance to look up the hole spacing with the 7xxx series but do the Accelero Xtreme coolers fit on these cards?? Thanks for the suggestion! thumb.gif
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post #5 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryanrenolds08 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by m3t4lh34d View Post

The Arctic Accelero Xtreme is a good aftermarket cooler IMHO

Forgive me, I haven't had a chance to look up the hole spacing with the 7xxx series but do the Accelero Xtreme coolers fit on these cards?? Thanks for the suggestion! thumb.gif

No, not yet.
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post #6 of 27
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No, not yet.

Thanks pioneer. I just now had the chance today to sit down and do some research and it looks like a wait is eminent. These cards are smokin' fast though. thumb.gif
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post #7 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryanrenolds08 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

No, not yet.

Thanks pioneer. I just now had the chance today to sit down and do some research and it looks like a wait is eminent. These cards are smokin' fast though. thumb.gif

You can always buy a water block, and a loop. wink.gif
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post #8 of 27
Someone should do a review on how well the normal aftermarket coolers (shaman, zalman) do with the EK copper shim in place.
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post #9 of 27
This is the only one I know of.
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post #10 of 27
I just got the PowerColor 7950 with the custom cooler on their it looks like the Arctic Cooling Twin turbo. I get it tomorrow.
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