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The first one to arrive in our hands was an EVGA Geforce 8800 GTX with a brand-new ACS3 Cooler. EVGA dared to change the Nvidia holy cooler and made some modifications to it. It added a huge metal heat spreader on the back of the card and it covered Nvidia heatpipe cooler with a massive EVGA branded piece of squared metal. It is as long as the card itself but you won’t have any troubles to connect the power cords - the cards have two of them or the two SLI connectors
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The ACS3 is just a modded cooler as it seems

So yes the ACS3 cools more effectively.
f you can afford the card then go for it. Theyare a great peice of hardware

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The ACS3 cooler is actually more efficient that Nvidia's reference cooler as the card works at 55C in 2D mode while the Nvidia reference cooler cools the card to 60 Celsius only. This is what makes the difference between EVGA card and the rest of the cards based on the reference cooler design.
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i say no to borrowing money to buy a video card. it just sounds wrong.
youre just jealous...
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this is what the cooler looks like-- the card is not the gtx but i think its the same cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...+Card+-+Retail
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The ACS3 KO version looks 100% better than a normal GTX. That was another factor in me getting it. It looks brick-style. Kinda like my car... Volvo 240 DL.
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youre just jealous...
nein. i have enough real debt. i had to learn the hard way to not spend money unless i had money to spend. and yes, i'm a little jealous.
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The ACS3 KO version looks 100% better than a normal GTX. That was another factor in me getting it. It looks brick-style. Kinda like my car... Volvo 240 DL.
It does look better than the stock HSF, and the better I can get my PC to look, the more I'll like it (gotta get some LEDs, quieter fans, a better case, tidy up the cables where I can xD etc etc...)

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nein. i have enough real debt. i had to learn the hard way to not spend money unless i had money to spend. and yes, i'm a little jealous.
Haha, I thought you were a little jealous, lol.
    
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