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Yup I believe the Ty-140s are both at max..

I don't consider my case to be silent by any means, but every graphics card I've ever had (including 460 Cyclone and 460 DirectCu) were both considerably audible at 100% over the rest of my case..interesting to see that I can't get this cooler to spin loud enough..

I guess at the end of the day, either I can't push it to 100% right or the quality of the fan really makes that much of a difference..like a Gentle Typhoon vs a crappy case fan?
Well, reference designs use those crappy fans that run at 4000+ RPM and the Cyclone/DC probably run at higher speeds, because of their small heatsinks (and because they only have 1 fan).
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Now OC those gfx cards!


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Yup I believe the Ty-140s are both at max..

I don't consider my case to be silent by any means, but every graphics card I've ever had (including 460 Cyclone and 460 DirectCu) were both considerably audible at 100% over the rest of my case..interesting to see that I can't get this cooler to spin loud enough..

I guess at the end of the day, either I can't push it to 100% right or the quality of the fan really makes that much of a difference..like a Gentle Typhoon vs a crappy case fan?
EH, I've used more cooling than 99.99999 percent of this website, and I can vouch for this AXP. It's definitely quiet and performs very well.
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EH, I've used more cooling than 99.99999 percent of this website, and I can vouch for this AXP. It's definitely quiet and performs very well.
I am starting to believe

When my HAF X comes in today..the transplant will begin and we'll see how these bench with some decent overclocks
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nice to hear, im picking one up from a nearby store when i grab the rest of my stuff from NCIX.

Are the VRM heatsinks really that bad? Can they be replaced with other VRM heatsinks?
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nice to hear, im picking one up from a nearby store when i grab the rest of my stuff from NCIX.

Are the VRM heatsinks really that bad? Can they be replaced with other VRM heatsinks?
Not sure..according to GPU-Z my VRM temps are good..

There is really only one thing I could think of..the directions are extremely ambiguous..they don't tell you which type of heatsink to put on each part..it's a bit of a guessing game and a bit of research to see what other people did..they don't tell you how much thermal adhesive to use..etcetc

A lot of it with the VRM set is a mystery but..if you take your time and do it right I think it will work just fine.
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I actually didn't get any vrm's with mine...wut? I think I bought the universal one though. I just used my stock cold plate.
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I actually didn't get any vrm's with mine...wut? I think I bought the universal one though. I just used my stock cold plate.
There are no VRM heatsinks with the cooler, you have to buy a separate kit. I'm starting to question your knowledge about your cooler
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There are no VRM heatsinks with the cooler, you have to buy a separate kit. I'm starting to question your knowledge about your cooler
You can buy the AXP that was designed for specific cards that already have the vrm sinks, but they are older. Depending where he bought it, it could have been stock that had been sitting there before they released the stand alone cooler.
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You can buy the AXP that was designed for specific cards that already have the vrm sinks, but they are older. Depending where he bought it, it could have been stock that had been sitting there before they released the stand alone cooler.
No, there is only one Accelero Xtreme Plus. It's a universal cooler that has several VRM kits for different cards. The coolers you're thinking about are the Accelero Xtreme [Insert card name/series]. Different coolers.
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