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Any suggestion for a good aftermarket cooler for HIS HD 6950? Need one that wont sound like a swamp boat beyond 50% fan speed and will trump the stock cooler in cooling !
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Darn. looks like aftermarket coolers dump the heat inside the case. true?

What about the MSI twin froz design? Does it dump it inside or channels it outside?
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Usually they are going to dump heat inside the case. The twin frozr does look like a cool design. I don't know the 6950 cooling setups yet, I just ordered the card last night. I'm interested in anything thermalright puts out!

Looks like the Shaman should work, it's pricey and large though!
Edited by J.Harris - 2/4/11 at 6:13pm
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Any thoughts on the Accelero Extreme? Does it dump heat inside the case?
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Any thoughts on the Accelero Extreme? Does it dump heat inside the case?
I tried being nice at first. Use some common sense and look at the cooler design, so it have a duct pointing the air out of the case? If not, then yes the heat is pushed around inside the case!

Reference coolers usually direct the heat outside of the case.
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I tried being nice at first. Use some common sense and look at the cooler design, so it have a duct pointing the air out of the case? If not, then yes the heat is pushed around inside the case!

Reference coolers usually direct the heat outside of the case.
Thank you Einstien
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Thank you Einstien
I'm sorry, maybe I wasn't understanding your question correctly, but it just seemed like a question that could be answered yourself. Good luck finding something for that card, I'm supposed to be getting my 6950 in the mail tuesday!
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I'm sorry, maybe I wasn't understanding your question correctly, but it just seemed like a question that could be answered yourself. Good luck finding something for that card, I'm supposed to be getting my 6950 in the mail tuesday!
Well, I think what I am really asking (and I should I have checked that when I had my 6870 twin froz) is whether these push air into the sinks or pull them out. Either way it will dump. But when looking at the picture, it seemed to have a shroud and so I just could not decide. Maybe my brain is half dead - I dunno.

I would prefer a air cooling solution that wont take up too much real state and dump a lot of heat inside the case. But I am contemplating water cooling as well. I am just not satisfied with all the coolers I have seen - so hoping someone with one can throw in some opinion. It almost seem to me the stock cooler is a pretty good one - albeit the noise.
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99% of cooling solutions will PUSH air through the fins, while a secondary fan (if present) will PULL air out. This is the pattern that I see with cooling solutions:

-Mid to high end reference solutions tend to exhaust air out of the case because in poor air flow situations it would likely result in lower overall temperatures.
-Mid to high end aftermarket designs (generally on overclocked products) tend to exhaust air in a fashion that results in the highest amount of air moved because the assumption is that the consumer is buying it for its performance virtues and will therefore have good case airflow.
-Then you have your cards that are cheaper than reference design which are often different dimensions or use what marketing wants to push as quieter but is obviously just a cheaper solution.

Most separate coolers you can buy will be triple slot, I think the blower style is the best in terms of the balance between 1. Cost 2. Space 3. Performance.
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