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So i'm going to buy an aftermarket cooler for my 6950.
Its either the
1.Accelero Xtreme Plus
or
2.Scythe Setsugen 2

I need to know which of these two are better in terms of cooling , Noise and price.

Thanks guys

PS: I'm buying a new cooler cause the original one keeps spinning at max speed from boot till shut down. I has a Dragonlord K60 and recently i found out that a 6950 and accelero xtreme plus wont fit in the case.
    
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Hi,
I use to own both coolers for my 6970's, and i would recommend the Arctic Xtreme Plus, its one of the best air coolers out there.
But since it can't fit in your case i guess the next thing could be the Setsugen 2. Its a decent cooler and it performs just as good as the stock cooler at about 75% fan speed. So the trade-off is that its quieter. You can also replace the slim fan with another 120mm fan to improve cooling performance with the Setsugen 2, but that turns your card into a 3-slot cooler.
If not that, there is also the Thermalright Shaman. It apparently performs like a beast but its a 4-slot cooler. Also, the Thermalright Spitfire can be an option.
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I have a shaman installed on my 6950. My stock 6950 would get up to around 60* with the fan at about 65%. The shaman with my card overclocked to 900/1300 @1.175 only gets up to around 50* and you cannot hear it at all.
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According to a few people the cheaper and I figure slightly less effective Accelero Twin Turbo Pro can fit on a 6950. It should from what I take is due to having more or less the same PCB as a 5870. I actually decided to get a Twin Turbo Pro cheap for around $46 on MWave (and a 4g tube of MX-4 - usually the Twin Turbo pro costs much more on other stores). When I get it and put it on my 6950 later this week I'll post my results.

If it ends up not fitting, that's fine, I'll stick it on a 4870 with a really crappy cooler as a backup.
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post #6 of 31
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Many thanks for your replies. Say i was to get the Setsugen 2 or Shaman, can you guys suggest me some good and effective VRM heatsinks.

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Hi,
I use to own both coolers for my 6970's, and i would recommend the Arctic Xtreme Plus, its one of the best air coolers out there.
But since it can't fit in your case i guess the next thing could be the Setsugen 2. Its a decent cooler and it performs just as good as the stock cooler at about 75% fan speed. So the trade-off is that its quieter. You can also replace the slim fan with another 120mm fan to improve cooling performance with the Setsugen 2, but that turns your card into a 3-slot cooler.
If not that, there is also the Thermalright Shaman. It apparently performs like a beast but its a 4-slot cooler. Also, the Thermalright Spitfire can be an option.
Probably gonna get a SilverStone 120mm Air Penetrator Fan if i got the Setsugen 2. Hows that for air lol
Edited by garudaeagle1 - 2/28/11 at 1:26am
    
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post #7 of 31
Just out of curiosity, do you have AMD overdrive enabled in CCC? And also, what is the fan control within CCC? Is it set to 100%?
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post #8 of 31
This is what the VRM heat sink look like for the Setsugen 2. Should be ok.

But if you want better, you might have to wait if Thermalright might release a VRM heatsink for the 6970.
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The VRM heatsinks on the AXP (and most AC coolers) are pretty weak. You may want to grab your hands on some better ones, but the AXP is a great cooler.
    
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post #10 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Razi3l View Post
The VRM heatsinks on the AXP (and most AC coolers) are pretty weak. You may want to grab your hands on some better ones, but the AXP is a great cooler.
Please suggest me some. I want to make sure my 6950 runs cool and effecient

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Originally Posted by Awaz View Post
Just out of curiosity, do you have AMD overdrive enabled in CCC? And also, what is the fan control within CCC? Is it set to 100%?
Yes i have overdrive enabled. Fan control is set to 20% Power is at -5%
From GPU-Z


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