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Top down comparison.



Top is acellero xtreme IV, bottom is Sapphire Tri-X. Both sport three 92mm fans
Height comparisons


The Acellero is quite taller. The fans are roughly double as thick, and the cooler sits higher as well

Top down fin section comparison.

Left is the Acellero with 5x 6mm heatpipes, right is Tri-X with 2x 6mm, 2x 8mm and 1x 10mm heatpipes.

bottom comparison

The Tri-x still has the midplate mounted. Notice how restrictive it makes the cooler


The Tri-X cooler is soldered on to the mid plate for stability, and a great way to get around this is simply by putting the card
I am going to use the midplate for cooling VRMs, Mosfets and RAM chips. I do this because I hate the idea of having to use the small adhesive heat sinks

Preheat oven to 210C, put in card and wait for the cooler to seperate from the midplate

Allow to cool before removing.


Pilotting holes on a drillpress for acellero mounting

These grooves that used to hold the heatpipes in place needed to be partially removed to accommodate the acellero.


If you were going to use something like a CLC CPU cooler, or possibly other large aircoolers such as the Prolimatech MK26, or the Raijintek Morpheus. This would work. The Acelleros mouning mechanism required direct contact with the PCB, and could not get it in this configuration

Tsar Bomba mk IV
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i7 3820 Asus Rampage Iv Formula EVGA SC 780 x3 16Gb Generic Corsair RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2.5" Seagate Momentus 5400 RPM 500Gig Drive 2.5" Seagate Momentus 5400 RPM 320Gig Drive 2.5" Samsung 120Gb SSD 3.5" Western Digital Velociraptor 500Gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOS
None EK blocks on Mosfet and CPUblock, all bitspower... Win 7 
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Tsar Bomba mk IV
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel core i7 3820 Asus Rampage Iv Formula EVGA SC 780 x3 16Gb Generic Corsair RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2.5" Seagate Momentus 5400 RPM 500Gig Drive 2.5" Seagate Momentus 5400 RPM 320Gig Drive 2.5" Samsung 120Gb SSD 3.5" Western Digital Velociraptor 500Gb 
Optical DriveCoolingOS
None EK blocks on Mosfet and CPUblock, all bitspower... Win 7 
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