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[GTX 260, 216SP] Non Reference Cooler, which one ?

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Hi.

I've bought a used GTX260 (55nm, 216SP), an Asus Glaciator one.

Cooling temperature is really good but I am concerned by noise (my case is on my desk... so my right ear is located at 50 cm from it...).

On idle, it's nearly fine, but on full...

So, I was wondering about changing the cooler, I've checked 6 models:

- Thermalright HR03 GTX
- Thermalright T-Rad² GTX
- Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme GTX Pro
- Scythe Setsugen
- Xigmatek Bifrost
- Prolimatech MK-13


>> Other choices coming to your mind ?


I want to be honest with you, I don't want to spend a lot of money, HR03 GTX is for the example, a pure academic proposal but too expensive.


I don't need a heatsink with fan(s) ... because I've got lot of unused fans ready to use: so a "pure" heatsink (Prolimatech for example) is not a problem, I will add one or two fans for no extra cost.


Which one will you consider ?


Do you think that there is a big difference between the MK-13 and the T-Rad² GTX... I'm not sure...

Thanks for your comments.
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post #2 of 6
I have used the Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme GTX Pro on my GTX260 Lightning before, and I have used the T-Rad2 GTX on 5870.

The AC GTX Pro is a great cooler, and even at full speed it's pretty quiet. However, it does not cool the VRM well enough, so I would recommend getting some VRM heatsink if you are getting the AC GTX Pro.

Never used the T-Rad2 GTX on GTX260 before, but on 5870 it performs well. The loudness will depend on which fan you decide to use, you can use 2x90mm or 1x120mm on it. It also have optional VRM cooling parts available.

You will be able to get better cooling performance on the T-Rad2 GTX depending on which fans you use(AC's fans are not changeable)
Drawback of the T-Rad2 GTX is that you will have a lot of fan wires running around the case, where the AC GTX Pro only have 1 fan wire which is plugged into the video card.
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get the msi cooler its sexy.... lol two fans and all
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get the msi cooler its sexy.... lol two fans and all
I have owned two MSI Lightning cards and the MSI Twin Frozr is LOUD!
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Thanks Nardox.

I've already got a lot of wires in my case... So I can add 2 or 3 more...

I've got fan controllers so I've got the choice between using undervolted 12mm "regular" fan(s) or a 12mm Noise Blocker XL1 ultra quiet fan (but little blow...).
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Thanks Nardox.

I've already got a lot of wires in my case... So I can add 2 or 3 more...

I've got fan controllers so I've got the choice between using undervolted 12mm "regular" fan(s) or a 12mm Noise Blocker XL1 ultra quiet fan (but little blow...).
NB XL1 does not provide much airflow, but if you are happy with the temp of the Asus Glaciator, then T-Rad2 GTX with NB XL1 should work for you.

Personally I like the AC GTX Pro better because I don't have to mess with wires....lol
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