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Hey guys, does anyone know a good GTX 580 cooler? Non liquid, maximum price £40 maybe a tiny bit more depending on performance. Main 580 fan broke, and it was throlling so it's time for a new fan. And I've never bought or thought about an after market GPU cooler until this happened, and until I saw the effect it has on temps. I get 70c on load and 35-40c on max 100% fan speed which goes to show, a new cooler is needed smile.gif
Edited by VL92 - 5/19/13 at 3:34pm
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What type of cooler do you have currently? You may be able to just zip tie a 120mm or 92mm case fan to it, and get possibly even better temps than the stock fan.
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that zalman does look nice smile.gif
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I would recommend the Arctic coolers. Before I went with the Hybrid and 'mod", I had these strapped to every VGA board Ive owned.

They do the job very well and very quiet.

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/554/accelero-xtreme-iii.html?c=2182
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Originally Posted by skyn3t View Post

I like this cooling way better than accelero and it does look way better too.

ZALMAN VF3000F(GTX580/570) EBR Bearing Dual 92mm Fans, FanMate 2, IHD Technology for Nvidia Fermi GTX580/570 VGA Cooler

They actually use that exact cooler on the Zotac 480 amp, and it's a solid performer on that (a bit noisy at Idle though)
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The ZALMAN looks good, sadly I can't find any of the artic coolers online for the UK. Apart from the hybrid, they look exactly the same but have a different name and am not sure if it's the right one. I've read a review comparing the two and the artic is cooler by a few C which is a margin of error. The only ZALMAN I can find is by an ebayer which expires in a day, but I'll keep looking for them and see what I can do. Any advice would be nice smile.gif Hopefully this will fix my GPU throlling, I imagine so. Had the GPU for 2+ years.
Edited by VL92 - 5/20/13 at 4:48am
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post #10 of 15
I'd look into a Prolimatech MK-26 if you only run a single card. Cheaper than a the AC3 and cools better at lower noise too. Plus you can choose your own fans to put on it so you never have to replace the entire unit, just a single fan.
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