wanna ask what cooler that best suit my 470(now sitll reference) and it's hotttt (idle 52 and 49)
my case is storm scout and my board is p6x58d-e
(now those vga are really close, nearly touching each other....
nb :air cooling
My suggestion: Scythe Setsugen 2.
Scythe has recently released a dual slot cooler which supports (up to) GTX470.
Official link: http://www.scythe-eu.com/en/products...etsugen-2.html
I glanced through a few reviews and noted that it can drop:
- HD4890 idle temp from 58C to 37C, load temp from 76 to 54
- POV GTX460 Beast idle temp from 39C to 37C, load temp from 70 to 59
- Gigabyte GTX5870 SOC load temp from 74C to 65
- GTX470 load temp from 92C to 66C (this is of particular importance to you and so I list the link: http://www.overclockingstation.de/co...en-2-a504.html)
Another GTX470 with Setsugen 2 review is here:
You can find other reviews listed out in Scythe link. All seem to point that this can be a good option for your GTX470 SLI. Granted that it will not be as good as a 3-slot aftermarket cooler but it will be better than stock cooling.
One note: since this cooler (like all aftermarket coolers) dumps heat inside your case, you will have to manage this dump well. This will be another topic but it does not look very hard to solve.
I hope this gives you some help.