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Aftermarket cooler for reference GTX 670

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Hey guys. I'm in the market for some aftermarket coolers for the reference GTX 670. Goal is obviously to keep the temperatures down while having lower fan noise. I know there are a few options, most of them including the Artic Cooling Accelero series, namely the Accelero Mono PLUS and the Accelero Twin Turbo II.

However, the dilemma is actually fitting these coolers into my micro-ATX case. Here's a picture for you guys:


This case has me mounting the motherboard upside down. Therefore, if I was to attach the Accelero coolers, it'd actually be on the side facing my sound card. I'm pretty sure the Accelero coolers won't be able to clear the sound card.

Therefore, I was wondering if you guys knew of any other aftermarket coolers that aren't as big as the Accelero, will be flushed with the PCB (or close to it), and will cool the card effectively with less noise. I know Gelid's releasing their Icy pretty soon, although I'm not really sure when that's coming out.

Thanks.
Edited by Admiral Mudkipz - 7/26/12 at 5:48pm
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http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/554/accelero-xtreme-iii.html?c=2182
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post #3 of 23
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Thanks, but looks like a bit of overkill don't you think, especially with the smaller PCB?
post #4 of 23
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OK, I'm reconsidering using that Accelero Xtreme III now. However, it seems that specs show that this is actually thicker than the Mono.

Mono specs: 136 (L) x 138 (W) x 51 (H) mm

Xtreme III specs: 288 (L) x 104 (W) x 54 (H) mm

As you can see, the Xtreme III is 3 mm taller.
post #5 of 23
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OK, it's been a couple days. Just wanted to update everyone.

I decided to go with the Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo II. Here are some pictures:























Overall, excellent cooler. Dropped load temperatures by about 8 degrees, and fan speed is in audible over my front 180mm Air Penetrator fan. Definitely quality stuff. Installation was a bit of a pain, but manageable. However, I have a question. How do you control the fan speed of the fan on this thing? This is what the RPM on my fan looks like currently...it's never constant.

post #6 of 23
That's awesome. Its great how the cooler is about twice the size of the actual card!

Looks great in that mini case too! I'm sure that 670 is an amazing card.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S View Post

That's awesome. Its great how the cooler is about twice the size of the actual card!
Looks great in that mini case too! I'm sure that 670 is an amazing card.

I personally think it looks tacky and that the stock heatsink looked better, lol. But whatever...as long as it keeps cool and quiet.

And 670's are amazing cards, in general. Just not the reference edition, which I ended up mistakenly buying. I can't even hit 1200 MHz core clock after boost tongue.gif.
post #8 of 23
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Anyone know how to control the fan speed on the cooler? It's running rampant, as the pictures two posts above shows.
post #9 of 23
The default VRM sink gets pretty hot with my Accelero Mono Plus, i'd be really worried if my VRM's were cooled with those tiny sinks.
I'd keep the default VRM sink and cut some of the aluminium fins instead.
post #10 of 23
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The default VRM sink gets pretty hot with my Accelero Mono Plus, i'd be really worried if my VRM's were cooled with those tiny sinks.
I'd keep the default VRM sink and cut some of the aluminium fins instead.

Hmm...would keeping the VRM's cool help with overclocks? As it is right now, I'm running my max overclock...anything above that would fail.
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