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What is the the best cooler for the 6950? Considering price, noise and performance got my eye to the Accelero Xtreme Plus but its a tad expensive for me

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My first question to you is, what do you not like about the stock cooler?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Harris;12271444 
My first question to you is, what do you not like about the stock cooler?

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I was trying to decide if OP wanted something quiet, or something with a lot of heat dissipation.

I haven't looked too far into the 6950 yet, (mine will be in on tuesday) but the thermalright shaman looks awesome (very expensive though).

http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data&cat_id=30&id=164
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Quote:
Originally Posted by garudaeagle1;12270179 
What is the the best cooler for the 6950? Considering price, noise and performance got my eye to the Accelero Xtreme Plus but its a tad expensive for me

Thanks doods biggrin.gif

Anything worse then AXP will just be same as the stock cooler. I would not get anything less if i were you.
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post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Harris;12271504 
I was trying to decide if OP wanted something quiet, or something with a lot of heat dissipation.

I haven't looked too far into the 6950 yet, (mine will be in on tuesday) but the thermalright shaman looks awesome (very expensive though).

http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data&cat_id=30&id=164

HS/***! This cooler takes up FOUR PCI slots!?! shamanq2.jpg

I'd say get the Accelero XTREME Plus or go with water cooling. Both are quiet and dissipate tons of heat.
    
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Your options are very limited. Personally, I'd get a WC loop for it. That's the road I'm heading down.
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.Harris;12271504 
I was trying to decide if OP wanted something quiet, or something with a lot of heat dissipation.

I haven't looked too far into the 6950 yet, (mine will be in on tuesday) but the thermalright shaman looks awesome (very expensive though).

http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data&cat_id=30&id=164

Is Thermalright's Shaman compatible with 6950s?
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post #9 of 17
Get the Accelero Xtreme Plus. Maybe it's cheaper here than where you were looking at.
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/acxtpl.html

EDIT: You will need extra vrm sinks though
I'll try to find them.
Hmm. I can only find them on AC's site.
http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/spare-parts/114/vr001.html?c=2208


EDIT2: Doh. Singapore. Sorry.
Edited by sLowEnd - 2/5/11 at 12:29pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tunechi;12273279 
Is Thermalright's Shaman compatible with 6950s?

http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data&cat_id=30&id=164
Yes.
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