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How's the cooler on the 8800GTS?

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I'm thinking about getting an XFX 8800GTS for my new rig since the price drops that have been going on since the 9 series came out.

I was just wondering if the cooler on the 8800GTS was good, or if something like the duorb would be better even though it's not dual slot? I don't really want a loud cooler, but I want it to do a good job so I can overclock it.

Thanks.
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Duorb has no comparison to the AC acelero S1 if ur not gonna go SLI cause it takes up 3 slots including ur videocard.

Duo orb is ok. Stock is fine has 1 heat pipe though. Good up to 75c or so.


With the Ac i have one on my 320mb 8800GTS and it idles at 41c and loads at 50c


comparison Chart


Stock- 1 heat pipe. 2 slots taken
duo orb- 2 heat pipes 2 slots taken
Ac Acelero- 4 Heat pipes 3 slots taken with fan. and 2 without


Duo Orb.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106112


Ac ACELERO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186016



And the newest toy on the market.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186026
post #3 of 10
The stock cooler is not that bad. It's not that loud and is perfectly sufficent for moderate overclocking.
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That thing is awesome but look at the price point. Ick!
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Ive had a MSI 8800GTS and ive never been unwhelmed with the cooling. It doesnt go above 40 and even tho i havent overclocked it i bet it would still stay pretty cool. I bought it for 220$ from newegg and i got The Witcher for free (never beat it, to boring)
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Ok, I am planning on going SLI eventually, so the ACCELS is out. How good is the Accelero Xtreme 8800? Under where it lists what cards it's compatible with it specifies the G80 8800GTS, I'm going to be getting the G92 one. Will it still work?

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post #7 of 10
IMO, stick with the GTS Stock cooler. It is powerful enough to cool the card fine and since it is dual slot it blows the hot air out of the case, majority of coolers blow it back in.
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post #8 of 10
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But from what I've heard, the stock cooler is pretty loud, and if I'm gonna be OC'ing these cards then I will have to turn the fan up on it a bit. If it's not that loud I'll stick with it, but otherwise I still kinda want to try and find an after market cooler.
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It's not that loud
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post #10 of 10
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Ok, if it's not that loud then I'll just keep stock on there when I get it.

But I'm still wondering about that Accelero Xtreme 8800 though...

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