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Hi, im in need of a new VGA cooler because my old sapphire fan's bearings was totally stuffed, the fan blades wouldnt even move. So then i looked up and saw 2 VGA coolers that would work with my card.

1: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_314&products_id=18422

or


2:http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_314&products_id=19058




Thanks.



Edit: my card is 6870.
Edited by Phenomanator53 - 3/29/12 at 1:20am
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This is the one you want for the 6870:
http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/detail?sArticle=18.%3F

These coolers are excellent, it is the single componenet that I am most happy with in my rig. They are quiet, even with fans at 100% and the cooling is 40-50% better than the stock coolers. (this is the case on my 5970 anyway)

Something to be aware of though, air is not exhausted form the case as it is with most modern stock coolers. So make sure you have decent exhaust fans in your case.

EDIT: This one will be better than the ones you posted because you will get better all round card cooling, including VRM etc.
Edited by Mattyd893 - 3/29/12 at 1:29am
     
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The Twin Turbo II should be more then enough for your 6870. Just make sure it fits as these are designed for reference models I believe. I have one on my 6950 and I've never seen the temps over 65C, and that's with a good bit of extra voltage on the core.
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This is the one you want for the 6870:
http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/detail?sArticle=18.%3F
These coolers are excellent, it is the single componenet that I am most happy with in my rig. They are quiet, even with fans at 100% and the cooling is 40-50% better than the stock coolers. (this is the case on my 5970 anyway)
Something to be aware of though, air is not exhausted form the case as it is with most modern stock coolers. So make sure you have decent exhaust fans in your case.
EDIT: This one will be better than the ones you posted because you will get better all round card cooling, including VRM etc.

Thanks, but im on a tight budget, so nothing over $70 including shipping, and im stuck with the two i listed, so which would you think is better. BTW my case is always open so case ventilation is "excellent"
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case always being open isnt a good thing,

1) dust
2)lingering air, causes dead spots
3) with such dead spots, heat can actually build up, thats why on high end cases that are made for air cooling, there are places for side fans,

4) your more likly to accidentally damage something with it always open
   
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Definately the twin turbo II then. The mono one will not cool the remainder of your card, only the GPU.

Here is a link to all of AC coolers compatible with your 6850.

price vs performance wise, the Turbo II looks best. It has double the cooling capacity of it's predeccessor the Pro. (250w vs 120w)
     
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Definately the twin turbo II then. The mono one will not cool the remainder of your card, only the GPU.
Here is a link to all of AC coolers compatible with your 6850.
price vs performance wise, the Turbo II looks best. It has double the cooling capacity of it's predeccessor the Pro. (250w vs 120w)

thanks, and wheres the list? BTw my card id 6870 not 6850 smile.gif
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Sorry, here is the list for the 6870 http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/assistant/vga/chip/4
     
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Sorry, here is the list for the 6870 http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/assistant/vga/chip/4

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