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Zalman VF3000F, Icy Vision, or Accelero Xtreme Plus?

Poll Results: Which one?

 
  • 36% (11)
    Zalman VF3000F
  • 6% (2)
    Gelid Icy Vision
  • 56% (17)
    Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus
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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
What's the best out of these three for a 470/480?

I've heard that the Zalman is better than the Accelero but I can't see how. o.O
     
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post #2 of 18
No AXP is the best there. Zalman does have better VRM cooling though.
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post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot;12509350 
Thermalright Shaman

Not worth taking up four slots in the process though... >.>
     
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post #5 of 18
The Shaman also costs quite a lot and doesn't come with VRM cooling afaik. The AXP and VF3000 are about equal and the Gelid is a bit louder and not as good from what I hear.
    
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post #6 of 18
Gelid doesn't have fan control unless you hook it up to a fan controller, so it continually runs at 100% fan speed.

The AXP is the best there is. If you're tight on space, however, then it's best to go with the Zalman.
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post #7 of 18
The Zalman takes up 3 slots but the difference in temps is like night and day.

EDIT: 200th post yay!!
    
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post #8 of 18
the AXP is a great cooler...

i mean i have 2 of them lol tongue.gif

my 480 OCed to 850/1700/2100 @1.15v runs at 67 Deg C Load!!!

In SLI...

i can only run 800/1600/2100 @1.1v (second card not as good as a OCer)

but both cards

Top = 72 Deg C

Bottom = 63 Deg C

I have also done a tutorial of how to fit a EVGA backplate on it...

have a look in my sig..

i am also looking at how to modify the stock VRM sinks to work with the AXP cooler
post #9 of 18
The AXP is just a beast.

Keeps my GTX 480 at 29c idle and 53c on load with fan speed 70% and can barely hear it at all.
 
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post #10 of 18
The AXPs are simply amazing. While gaming my 480's get 56 top card, 49 bottom.
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