Installed Accelero Mono Plus on my ~3 years old Asus GTX 1070 Dual OC.
The stock cooler is simply horrendous: The fans are loud and inefficient and the heatsink is extremely bad at cooling the card with its meager 2 heatpipes.
I have had 5 different cooling setups on the card now:
2. Antec h20 620 AIO with zipties, also used a hackjob version with 2x 120mm radiators on the loop.
3. Kraken G12 (which wasn't readily compatible with the non-reference PCB of the card) + Corsair Hydro H110i GTX (280mm AIO)
4. Stock heatsink with 3x Arctic F8 Silent fans strapped on it with zipties.
5. Arctic Accelero Mono Plus (stock and also with the fan replaced with Arctic F12)
And out of all those options the Accelero + F12 has been by far the best solution when it comes to thermals and noise. Temps are at most @55C and fan @800rpm. And all this is inside a NZXT H500i case.
We are talking about a 35€ air-cooler when the Corsair AIO-setup cost me over 100€. I feel utterly stupid thinking about the fact that I spent that much money on the Corsair + Kraken G12 (which also had to be "Dremeled" for it to fit on the card) when a simple and cheap air-cooler worked as efficiently as the 280mm AIO. And the air-cooler is actually much more silent than the AIO as the pump was very noisy on the Corsair.
And also keep in mind that the air-cooler is pretty much unbreakable and maintenance-free, while the AIO is in need of refilling/cleaning within 3-5 years. I've had 3 different AIOs in the past 7-8 years and I have done teardown+assembly on every single one of those (+ I have a full 280mm custom-loop inside another ITX-setup so I know my Schiit). AIOs aren't simply built to last over 5 years without maintenance...
Last edited by Tiihokatti; 10-23-2019 at 07:08 AM.