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ok im trying to find a cheap quiet cooler for my GTX 260 55nm


for reference its the gainward golden sample this is the pcb stock there is a flat full cover ram sink and vrm sink

full cover Vram cooler
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stock VRM cooler
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small cooler
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top down vrm/ram cooler is same hight as gpu die maybe 1 mil taller
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edit
here is the pcb without any thing on it
palit260.jpg
Edited by craigs911 - 3/1/12 at 7:34am
post #2 of 16
someone correct me if im wrong but i believe the pcb layout and mounting is the same as the gtx 280
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yup, i know that there are waterblocks that fit gtx 260's that will fit on 280's (and viceversa) .. but there are a few different pcb layouts for the 260 series. I know for sure there are at least 2, but i think there are 3/4 different layouts... so there could be a possibility that a gtx 280 cooler might not fit (i dont think the 260 pcb changes were also done to the 280? might be wrong >_< ).

I havent done to much research into this, just a few things i noticed when i was figuring out waterblocks for my gtx 260's tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pyro_Teknic View Post

someone correct me if im wrong but i believe the pcb layout and mounting is the same as the gtx 280
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Originally Posted by DNytAftr View Post

yup, i know that there are waterblocks that fit gtx 260's that will fit on 280's (and viceversa) .. but there are a few different pcb layouts for the 260 series. I know for sure there are at least 2, but i think there are 3/4 different layouts... so there could be a possibility that a gtx 280 cooler might not fit (i dont think the 260 pcb changes were also done to the 280? might be wrong >_< ).
I havent done to much research into this, just a few things i noticed when i was figuring out waterblocks for my gtx 260's tongue.gif

EK made Waterblocks for Gainward 2xx
that fit the 260/275 and the 280


EDIT: The cooler on the GTX 260 was pretty solid.

But: http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/21/accelero-xtreme-gtx-pro.html
Edited by MountainDewMadOScar - 3/1/12 at 1:18am
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post #5 of 16
hmmm got me curious, but looks like maybe at one point in time they did use the same pcb for gtx 260's and gtx 280's Where the gtx 260 looks like its missing a few things in comparison

hmmm... heres a pic from ixbt of the gtx 260 and 280 pcb's
Gtx 260: (Click to show)
450
Gtx 280: (Click to show)
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but yeah for aftermarket cooling, theres the one by arctic and also one by thermalright (although.. i dont know how well it performs) frown.gif
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post #6 of 16
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i have PM`d some one in the marketplace about a cooler but i need a quiet air cooler

accelero extreme plus 2
http://www.overclock.net/t/1215763/accelero-xtreme-plus-ii
post #7 of 16
hmmm ive been looking at the acceleros for my gpu to. the gtx 200 series one is $40 on their site and $70 on newegg. it looks identical to the extreme plus ii so if i can get it cheaper straight thru accelero than count me in biggrin.gif

edit: how much tim am i going to need and any recommended brands?
Edited by Pyro_Teknic - 3/1/12 at 8:34am
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hmmm ive been looking at the acceleros for my gpu to. the gtx 200 series one is $40 on their site and $70 on newegg. it looks identical to the extreme plus ii so if i can get it cheaper straight thru accelero than count me in biggrin.gif

looked on there site great price just cost to much for me in shipping BTW im going to send you a FR on XBL do you play BF3
post #9 of 16
no bf3 but i do have mw3
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so i take it the accelero will fit my evga c216? and do i need any tim, if so how much
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