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http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?p=FAN-XPLUS&c=fr&show=p

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=FAN-TURPRO&title=ARCTIC-COOLING-Accelero-TWIN-TURBO-Pro-VGA-Cooler

I want to get a silent aftermarket GPU cooler because the reference one is loud as eek.gif. I was wondering which one should I go for? These are the cheapest that I can find them for.

The Twin Turbo Pro is $38 shipped, while the Accelero Xtreme Plus is $50 + $10.79 to ship.
    
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extreme plus, enormous cooling capability and silent as well
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I'm using the Twin Turbo Pro on my 5870 and at 100% fan speed its basically near silent. I'd go for the TTP just because its cheaper and performs perfectly fine.
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http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?p=FAN-XPLUS&c=fr&show=p
Cools better and is quieter, and if you upgrade it has alot more card options.
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Realize that if you get AXP, you need to get proper RAM sinks too if you want to cool them seperately. Making you add anywhere from $8-$10 more.

I use the TTP on my 6950 and it does a good job. Personally I think AXP for a 4870 is overkill, if you do get an AXP, make sure your case can support the length of it, the cooler itself is like 14-15 inches long.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yoshi245;12745614 
Realize that if you get AXP, you need to get proper RAM sinks too if you want to cool them seperately. Making you add anywhere from $8-$10 more.

I use the TTP on my 6950 and it does a good job. Personally I think AXP for a 4870 is overkill, if you do get an AXP, make sure your case can support the length of it, the cooler itself is like 14-15 inches long.

That's a little bit of an exaggeration, the AXP is about 11.5" long. Depending on what card it is installed on it can get to about 12-12.5" total length (PCI bracket to end of the heatsink).
 
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I'm not gonna have any problems fitting it in here. I'll just settle with the TTP because I don't plan on OCing my card. I just want it to be quieter. How do these things work btw? Will they give me a certain mounting kit for the card, or are all mounts the same?
    
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post #8 of 33
Actually you're probably right. The metal housing for the DVI connectors and such don't necessarily intrude upon the cooler, but it basically forces it to extend the overall card length. So a cooler nearly a foot long to a card that's already a foot (ie: 6950/70) adds around an inch or an inch of a half to it. Getting to 14" with it on isn't out of the realm of possibility.

[edit] The mounting kit on the TTP is fairly simple and you can check Arctic Cooling's site and basically the holes to put the screws to it are identical for most AMD cards. RAM sinks come free with the TTP as well.

Also you can get a TTP cheaper on Mwave, it does include tax + shipping but it's base price is low enough that it's cheaper than tax + base price + free shipping on superbiiz ($34 on Mwave to $41 on Superbiiz).
http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch.asp?scriteria=AA77254
Edited by yoshi245 - 3/15/11 at 3:56pm
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The price comes out to basically the same. $3 difference.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NguyenAdam;12745670 
I'm not gonna have any problems fitting it in here. I'll just settle with the TTP because I don't plan on OCing my card. I just want it to be quieter. How do these things work btw? Will they give me a certain mounting kit for the card, or are all mounts the same?

Remove stock cooler.
Clean gunk off the GPU.
Paste on ram sinks.
Put on new thermal gunk.
Attach cooler.
There are instructions that come with it.
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