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My top card is getting too hot and I thought perhaps adding a new cooler to it would help with the noise/heat. Anyone know what I can get thats cheap and good?
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ok... what type of spacing do you have?

2 or 3 slots?

also what do you classify as to hot?

is your CM690.. as standard or advanced?

do you have all the fans installed in the case
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Supposedly MSI is to be releasing the TFII cooler as an aftermarket item ... but I have no idea how one could search for it on Google w/o just getting TFII cards, so

I love mine ... although they can get overwhelmed by extreme OV/OC's, as long as you operate within reasonable levels, the TFII is MUCH quieter than the reference stock HSF.

Aside from that the only ones I know of are these:

http://www.gelidsolutions...1&cid=17&id=52

http://www.arctic-cooling...p?cPath=2_&mID=619

Plus the ubiquitous Thermalright Spitfire.
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The spitfire was so much fun to use briefly And it'll barely fit in the CM690 II ADV (Perfect mate for the H50). I could run my GTX470 passively (using included twin frozr II ram/vrm heatsinks).

I would recommend it, but it's expensive and too extreme for most.
    
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ok... what type of spacing do you have?

2 or 3 slots?

also what do you classify as to hot?

is your CM690.. as standard or advanced?

do you have all the fans installed in the case
Here is a picture of the case. It's 2 slots for the top and I believe this is the normal CM 690. At 70% fan speed, on some games it'll hit 85 degrees even with SLI off. I know it's fermi but lower temps would be nice.
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Here is a picture of the case. It's 2 slots for the top and I believe this is the normal CM 690. At 70% fan speed, on some games it'll hit 85 degrees even with SLI off. I know it's fermi but lower temps would be nice.
wow... you could fit 2 AXP coolers on both of the cards rather easily...

they would also run nice and cool due to your spacing...

it is better then mine...

i am not sure how much the AXP cooler sells for over there...

but they run very cool and quiet

Also they support pretty well every card out on the market...

so you can use them again when u upgrade

EDIT:

Here is a pic of 2x AXP coolers in the same case



Well almost any-ways...

it still has the same amount of room in the case...
Edited by hodgoes2001 - 4/20/11 at 6:45am
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Welp, I've never used after market coolers before for my GPUs. How hard is it to install?
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Welp, I've never used after market coolers before for my GPUs. How hard is it to install?
no harder then replacing thermal paste on a GPU...

basically... just make sure you follow the instruction correctly and have good quality screw drivers that fit the screw perfectly so you don't strip the screw..

do that and it is really easy...

i have even modded aftermarket cooling to suit..

have a look at the link in my sig
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If you've got three slots to spare, I put a Zalman V3kF on my 470, it really dumped the temps. Just make sure you clean it regularly, as even the slightest ammount of dust seems to screw it up :\\
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I haven't had to clean my AXP cooler since i originally put it in 8-9 months ago...

still no real dust problem
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