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post #1 of 28
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The EVGA one is lol fail. Its like a lawnmower and it doesn't cool that well. I want to push my 8800GT into overdrive so I need a new cooler.

Can you guys recommend me one? Budget isn't a problem but I'm not really comfortable spending more then $50 for such a small thing.
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eVGA Akimbo: http://cgi.ebay.com/EVGA-AKIMBO-Dual...QQcmdZViewItem

It's basically the stock GTS cooler with a back heatsink. It might not cool as well as those expensive HR-03 class coolers, but this is the only good cooler that exhaust all the heat out the back of your case insteading of recirculating. It can even handle voltmods so no worries.
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post #3 of 28
Du orb and Accelero S1 are regularly recommended. I have the accelero on my 8800gt and it works like a charm. You can add the turbo module on it or just strap a 120mm fan to it. Only problem is that you have to make sure you clean the ram very well or else the ramsinks have a tendency to fall off,
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post #4 of 28
Go for the Akimbo like NuclearCrap recommended. Unlike other coolers, it is like the GTS cooler where all the hot air is blown outside of the case instead of back in.
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post #5 of 28
You want ultimate air cooling? Take this advice:

Get an HR-03GT and a custom iandh unisink.

I already have the HR-03 GT, I'll be getting the unisink soon. It'll cost you about $80-90 to cool one card, but talk about some great temps!!!!!
post #6 of 28
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Not finding the Akimbo anywhere but on that fishy ebay auction. =/
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post #7 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by C-zom View Post
Not finding the Akimbo anywhere but on that fishy ebay auction. =/
eVGA sells it directly from their site.

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...20-%20Hardware
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post #8 of 28
Ive had great results with my accelero s1 rev 2 and a 120mm fan starpped to it. With the 1.1 volt mod I peak at 66c. Just a suggestion.
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accelero s1 rev 2 looks promising. Will any praticular 120mm fan do?
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post #10 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by C-zom View Post
Not finding the Akimbo anywhere but on that fishy ebay auction. =/
I wouldn't call over 100 all positive feedbacks fishy.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
eVGA sells it directly from their site.

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf...20-%20Hardware
I didn't link to that because it was backordered, so it's practically useless.
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