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Aftermarket cooling worth it for my 6850?

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Hey guys, I am thinking about upgrading the cooling on my 6850, i'm seeing 70c+ temps when under full load with my current overclock(in sig rig). I'm wondering if it is really worth the upgrade because I'm not sure how much better my clocks will really get even if I have better cooling.

If it is worth it, i'm trying to decide between two coolers, the arctic cooling twin turbo II and the antec kuhler 620(modifying it to fit). Which do you guys think would yield the best performance if I was trying to overclock even further? Keep in mind though that the antec unit will cost $20 more than the arctic cooling hsf.

Thanks! smile.gif
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on my 6850 i couldn't get ithe clocks higher than 1010/1210because it crashed after. thisis pretty close to what you have according to your sig. u probably wouldn't get 1 fps more
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Antec, Those 20$ worth it!it`s like having a TT FRIO/NH U12P SE2/V6GT on the video card biggrin.gif
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Retired Staff need help? OMG moment...

I wouldn't upgrade personally, because it isn't a very valuable card, and those temps aren't "awful". If you probably won't get much more of an OC, and your temps are still ok, why pay for the cooling?

That's how I'd look at it.
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Originally Posted by raptorxrx View Post

Retired Staff need help? OMG moment...
I wouldn't upgrade personally, because it isn't a very valuable card, and those temps aren't "awful". If you probably won't get much more of an OC, and your temps are still ok, why pay for the cooling?
That's how I'd look at it.

future Videocard w/ Antec 620?
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I think i'm going to go with an antec 620. I think it is worth a shot to see how much performance I can get out of it. And the good thing about the 620 is that when I upgrade my gpu in the future, I won't have to buy some bracket or even not have it fit. The 620 fits on anything smile.gif
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A VF3000A, keeps my 6870 @ 1 GHz at under 50 C in open air, and under 60 C in a mATX case.
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