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Okay, so, I am in need of a new video card, so, I was thinking about purchasing the Sapphire X1950XT Graphics Card because it's new (Retail Box, from newegg) and it's cheap (at $145 after MIR). I was just wondering which cooler was the best. I am looking at the Zalman VF900, Arctic Cooling Accelero S1, and Arctic Cooling Accelero X2. I'm leaning towards the X2 because it's quiet, is cooler than stock, and is cheap.

What do you guys think? My other option is wait it out, or, you can recommend me something else (like a 7950GT or something).
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I went from an arctic cooling silencer to a VF900 on an OC'd X800GTO and gained around 10c on load temps. I wouldn't write the AC coolers off, it was just too big.
If your looking for quiet they both do good, but the zalman might be the better cooler.
*edit* my sig card has an AC cooler standard and it's nice and quiet and does the job for stock.
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accelero
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get the Arctic Cooling SCS3 hsf and stick a 120mm fan on it.!!
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any of the zalman coolers work great with AS5 thermal paste...i never hit 55 Celcius...and the led fans come in many differnt colours to light you you case
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Whatever happened to the sapphire girl on the stock cooler? Has ruby replaced her?
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