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I'm looking for a good cooler for a radeon X850 XT. I tried looking threw newegg and a few manufacturer's websites but only a few tiny vantec coolers have this card listed for compatibility. Its just that they just seem way too small to do anything.

It just has to perform as well as the stock one (which shouldn't be hard ), while being as quiet as possible.
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ARCTIC COOLING Accelero S2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186017



Great cooler
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Would it be good enough run passively in a badly ventilated case? And how many slots is it going to block off?
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Yeah it'll run fine and it should only make your video card take up two slots.
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Sweet, thx
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post #6 of 16
If you want to drop a couple extra bucks and grab a 120mm fan to put on there, it might be worth it.
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Quote:
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If you want to drop a couple extra bucks and grab a 120mm fan to put on there, it might be worth it.
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If you want to drop a couple extra bucks and grab a 120mm fan to put on there, it might be worth it.
I was just taking a closer look at the case its going in anyway, and yeah there's no way it would be good without a fan. It might last for a few minutes at most.

Are there any other coolers that would work? Just so it doesn't take up all that room.
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Well I just took some measurements and theres no way that cooler is fitting in my HTPC case. It would stick out too far.
Edited by Manyak - 6/9/08 at 9:59am
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post #10 of 16
Check how the mounting holes are alignes, you could pssobly get a NB cooler on there. I got the Enzotech one running fine on my X1300. They are smaller and might fit for you, obviously with a fan for proper cooling. If you don't mind dishing out a bit more cash, you could always get a card that comes with passive cooling. I know some 7-series Geforces have that, not sure about ATI. They can be found for pretty cheap too.
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