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Seen the non-7970 version go for round 99.99 lately. Newegg has non-open box right now at 160 and newegg is saying that is the sale price. even if this is missing a few screws/adhesive, it is still a better deal than the non open box. Remember this is for certain AMD GPUs only.



Full Compatibility list from the Arctic Cooling website


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Not a bad price. I got my regular version for $80 from Performance-PCs on Cyber Monday for $80, but I haven't seen them come down that low before or since. The installation is a total pain--for anyone considering this, I recommend watching a video on youtube--but I can't argue with the results. I'm running a 220 Mhz overclock on my 670 and I can't crack past 55 deg-C.
 
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Originally Posted by The Protege View Post

Not a bad price. I got my regular version for $80 from Performance-PCs on Cyber Monday for $80, but I haven't seen them come down that low before or since. The installation is a total pain--for anyone considering this, I recommend watching a video on youtube--but I can't argue with the results. I'm running a 220 Mhz overclock on my 670 and I can't crack past 55 deg-C.


ME TOO!! however the thermal adhesive that came with mine was all dried up when i opened it mad.gif . still waiting on a response from AC about a replacement.
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Supports AMD HD 8970, 8950, and 8870 card?! Those cards aren't even announced yet?
Edited by $k1||z_r0k - 1/16/13 at 10:05am
    
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is it a copper plate? if so i would just use "Liquid Ultra"
will yield much better cooling than their stock paste
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Originally Posted by Jollyriffic View Post

is it a copper plate? if so i would just use "Liquid Ultra"
will yield much better cooling than their stock paste

There are two thermal compounds included. One is just the regular paste for the GPU itself, and a tube of thermal adhesive to stick on the individual heatsinks on your VRMs and power management. I believe daforgo was referring to the latter, which is tougher to find than paste.
 
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its the thermal adhesive thats bad. IF AC does not replace it for free its 15 bucks after shipping for me on their website which seems like the only place i can get it at. and it ships from China so it will be a month till it gets here unless i fedex it but thats 30 bucks for some freaking adhesive. debating whether or not just to mod the existing heatsinks that came with my ASUS 670 DCII TOPS to work or wait impatiently...... anyways the stock compound for the GPU itself that came with my pack is AC MX-4 which is pretty good from the reviews i read on it.
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its the thermal adhesive thats bad. IF AC does not replace it for free its 15 bucks after shipping for me on their website which seems like the only place i can get it at. and it ships from China so it will be a month till it gets here unless i fedex it but thats 30 bucks for some freaking adhesive. debating whether or not just to mod the existing heatsinks that came with my ASUS 670 DCII TOPS to work or wait impatiently...... anyways the stock compound for the GPU itself that came with my pack is AC MX-4 which is pretty good from the reviews i read on it.

amazon is your friend wink.gif
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=thermal+adhesive

-edit
as for the thermal compound.
on my 1090T while under full load with the h100.. i was using AS5 (pretty identical to mx-4 if i'm thinking of the right stuff) switched to liquid ultra and dropped 10c under 100% load.
its liquid metal so it conducts/wicks heat away faster
Edited by Jollyriffic - 1/16/13 at 11:10am
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i saw that.... its just the stuff that came with it was not an epoxy, but just a white tube...... gonna think about what to do
Edited by daforgo10few - 1/16/13 at 12:10pm
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like this? http://www.amazon.com/Lightobject-Thermal-Adhesive-Glue/dp/B0043BHEOM/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1358377579&sr=8-15&keywords=thermal+adhesive

personally i would use the epoxy type adhesive.. not from experiance but i know how well epoxy holds
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