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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er;12273341 
http://www.thermalright.com/products/index.php?act=data&cat_id=30&id=164
Yes.

Mmk thanks, I'm thinking of getting a reference 6950 instead of Twin Frozr, then using Thermalright Shaman for better cooling. Just wasn't sure since I've never used an aftermarket cooler.
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Originally Posted by J.Harris;12271444 
My first question to you is, what do you not like about the stock cooler?

Mines Faulty and i plan to really overclock it. Its spins at max speed from the time i press the power button to when i shut my system down so yeah.
    
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Originally Posted by sLowEnd;12273329 
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.

I think there are shops that sell them here but its probably selling at S$100+
also if i but the xtreme plus do i need any extras or accessories to put it on my 6950??
    
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Originally Posted by garudaeagle1;12276678 
I think there are shops that sell them here but its probably selling at S$100+
also if i but the xtreme plus do i need any extras or accessories to put it on my 6950??

Yeah, you need those extra VRM sinks that I mentioned.
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Does anyone know if the Gelid Icy Vision fits? Their website lists every recent card but doesn't mention the 6970/50. I can't imagine why it'll work on a 68xx but not a 69xx.
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Originally Posted by groundzero9;12315543 
Does anyone know if the Gelid Icy Vision fits? Their website lists every recent card but doesn't mention the 6970/50. I can't imagine why it'll work on a 68xx but not a 69xx.
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Originally Posted by Gelid Team 
The cooler will fit, but the VRM heatsink included will not fit, so you will
have to either modifiy it or buy a third party VRM heatsink

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post #17 of 17
After 2 years of silence....I'm going to bring this tread back from the dead.

I have a MSI R6950 2GB which is the reference design and want to come up with a better and quieter way to cool this thing off for gaming. I had read where people say it gets loud when it ramps up but honestly thought people exaggerated a little till I hear it for myself.

It was so freaking loud that the first time it happened, it freaked me and my cats completely out and they ran in all directions. I now honestly understand how people say its like turning on a vacuum cleaner next to, you while gaming.

So I need a good solution. Anyway...I read that the Thermalright's Shaman is compatible with 6950 but since they no longer make them, you can't really find one anymore in the USA or used on eb*y, etc. They look like a pretty sweet set up.... but I don't think that's an option..since they are just not around. Its a shame.... I really liked what I saw on this one plus it can be paired with Thermalright’s VRM cooler.

Any other suggestions that don't involve water cooling? Yet on a somewhat reasonable budget.

I was looking at the THERMALRIGHT TR-VRM-R4 DESIGNED FOR ATI 5870/5850 VGA (about $34). I watched a video where a guy showed you how he trimmed out the center section (cooling bridge) just enough to allow you to mount it onto a 6950.

I wondered it I could use that to cool my VRM's and fit it under a ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme+ II VGA Cooler - nVidia & AMD, 3 Quiet 92mm PWM Fans? Newegg sells them for about $60 when not on sale. The Gelid AMD HD7970 VGA Cooler ICY Vision-A (GC-VGA02-02) is also an option at around the same price.

It would be nice to find a cooler that has a coating over the brass surface. I read that the contact point is sort of susceptible to corrosion and a thin coating (like nickle) helps keep the corrosion from occurring.
Edited by OldtimeGamer - 5/21/13 at 9:31pm
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