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6990 Arctic Cooling Solution?

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I asked in the 6990 thread, but I figured this deserved it's own thread because I'm not the only one annoyed by the loud fan in the 6990.

Anyone know any plans for an aftermarket VGA cooler solution for the 6990? I tried contacting Arctic, but they still haven't gotten back to me.

Just wondering if anyone had any insider deats or articles about it, google failed to provide me with any information.
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I believe this would be superior to air cooling, although it would be more expensive in the short run.
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I would not go with AC because they do a poor job cooling VRMs and there is no news yet so wait at least 3 months. Go water and OC that monster.
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Also, I will say that I saw the light with water...not going back to air, not as long as I can adapt water blocks. Seeing my 6970 run at the limits of CCC on +20% power profile, and peak at 41C in Furmark (1920x1080, everything up as high as it could go in DX11 mode).

You paid a lot for the card; give it what it needs, and very much deserves.
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