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Hello, I started overclocking my evga gtx470 recently and I would like to purchase a good aftermarket cooler at an average price, under 50$ would be best. I looked on newegg but didnt really see the brands that i've been reading around the forums here. Also I'm kinda worried about compatibility issues.

Also, should I look into buying other things to help? Like a backplate or thermal paste?

Thanks
post #2 of 13
A backplate helps to keep the GPU straight, and is helpful if you have a heavy cooler.

Thermal paste... Get something like Shin Etsu or Arctic Silver 5.

That's pretty much all I know.

This is one of the best VGA coolers out there:

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vg...us.html?c=2182

But it costs $75.

If you want a good aftermarket cooler you'll have to pay the price..
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Yeah it looks great but about 115$ with shipping is quite a lot.. I will have to re-think how much I need a vga cooler
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Yeah it looks great but about 115$ with shipping is quite a lot.. I will have to re-think how much I need a vga cooler
mwave has the cooler for $50.
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mwave has the cooler for $50.
That's a great find.

however,

It was my mistake not to mention this, but im canadian and that site doesnt ship to canada.
post #6 of 13
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After reading some reviews on the Accelero Xtreme, people say it probably wont fit in most mid cases. I have a antec 900 so I will have to look if it could even fit in there.
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After reading some reviews on the Accelero Xtreme, people say it probably wont fit in most mid cases. I have a antec 900 so I will have to look if it could even fit in there.
Just search Google since a lot of stores are selling it for $50. Anybody correct me if i'm wrong but looking at the measurements it barely fits the antec 900.
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I like MX-3 over Artic Silver. I get better results and it is non conductive so you can't noob up the install and ruin your card. The backplates are cool ,they look great and give the card support so it doesnt warp. One thing though that I have noticed with backplates is that if you get a metal one (like an EK waterblock backplate) it will get hot if you dont get rid of the heat fast, and it will cause your NB temps to rise. I would think with air cooling this might happen everytime, but I have not tested that.
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You may wish to consider this:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835426026
The Gelid is a pretty good cooler, and the price is reasonable.
    
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You may wish to consider this:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16835426026
The Gelid is a pretty good cooler, and the price is reasonable.
That seems a lot more reasonable. After reading a few comments on newegg, do I need to buy anything else to go with it? People say there's now way to control the fan speed so its at 100% all the time unless I get a fan controller.
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