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Easy installation, dead silent, no massive weight on your tiny 670 board!

OC: 1250 core, 120% power limit.
Ambient temp: 24c
Idle temp: 31c
Stress temp: 58c

I did not use the heatsinks that come with the cooler, as they need to be glued on.
Instead I used some heatsinks I still had from my Scythe Setsugen 2.
No need to replace the reference VRM heatsink!

Ref temps: ~40c idle, 70c stressed. But used a pretty aggressive fan profile to keep it below 70. (without it, easily reached 80c)
 

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How much quieter?
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How much quieter?
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Well if you have heard a ref-design 670, you'll know they can get pretty loud
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This cooler does not go above the rest of my system, which is already pretty silent with most fans running at ~1000 RPM.
 

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Well if you have heard a ref-design 670, you'll know they can get pretty loud
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This cooler does not go above the rest of my system, which is already pretty silent with most fans running at ~1000 RPM.
The 670 is not loud at all. It is most likely the quietest reference design card in that performance segment.
But I can imagine the Accelero to be dead silent. You even have some headroom regarding the temps, lowering the fan speed would literally make it inaudible, pretty nice.
 

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The 670 is not loud at all. It is most likely the quietest reference design card in that performance segment.
But I can imagine the Accelero to be dead silent. You even have some headroom regarding the temps, lowering the fan speed would literally make it inaudible, pretty nice.
Do you own a 670? If not, you should'nt be saying the 670 ref design isn't loud.
It's pretty silent at idle, true... but even then it has that annoying grinding sound all 670 ref's have.
Anything above a 1300 RPM 120mm fan is extremely annoying to me.
 

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Do you own a 670? If not, you should'nt be saying the 670 ref design isn't loud.
It's pretty silent at idle, true... but even then it has that annoying grinding sound all 670 ref's have.
Anything above a 1300 RPM 120mm fan is extremely annoying to me.
Gonna have to agree with you, the 670 is not a quiet card. At idle it's fine but when it gets over 50% fan that's when it's pretty loud. Honestly though, I don't think there's one reference card that's actually quiet.
 

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Hi Deluxe..would there be a need to remove the reference VRM heatink if using the included Arctic heatsinks?

Thanks...was going to go for the twin turbo 2 but this looks a better solution regarding weight on the card.
 

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Hi Deluxe..would there be a need to remove the reference VRM heatink if using the included Arctic heatsinks?
Thanks...was going to go for the twin turbo 2 but this looks a better solution regarding weight on the card.
No, there is no need to remove the VRM heatsink.
It's a lot better than those tiny ones that come with the cooler
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wow, my asus top pulls those numbers, and i spent less.
Good for you, but nobody cares.
This topic is for reference design users that want a silent cooler.
I bet no default cooler is as silent as this while maintaining temps below 60c.

Also, i'm not entirely convinced you're telling the truth.
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http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-geforce-gtx-670-directcu-ii-top-review/9

Here's my temps in furmark:
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I suggest you run it with the same settings with a closed case for 5+ minutes and post a screenshot
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I was also running Prime95 at the same time to get the maximum stress on my PSU and heat into my case.
 

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Good for you, but nobody cares.
This topic is for reference design users that want a silent cooler.
I bet no default cooler is as silent as this while maintaining temps below 60c.
Also, i'm not entirely convinced you're telling the truth.
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http://www.guru3d.com/article/asus-geforce-gtx-670-directcu-ii-top-review/9
yes no reference is but the top is not reference and that review is bad, highest temps on both of mine have been 68c
 

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No, there is no need to remove the VRM heatsink.
It's a lot better than those tiny ones that come with the cooler
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Thanks Deluxe..just the info i wanted. Might go for one of these then.
Any tips on installation or is it as easy as it seems?
 

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yes no reference is but the top is not reference and that review is bad, highest temps on both of mine have been 68c
If you say you're pulling 68c, then you're not pulling the same temps are you?
As i'm way below 60 even in furmark.
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Thanks Deluxe..just the info i wanted. Might go for one of these then.
Any tips on installation or is it as easy as it seems?
My tips would be:

- Don't use the white stand-offs, I fear they might be too high and cause bad connection with the core.
Just use common sense and don't screw it on too tight
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- Don't install memory heatsinks before you checked how the cooler will fit on.
I've used a couple of smaller heatsinks on chips that would be blocked by the cooler.
I can guarantee you, you won't actually need any heatsinks on the memory at all though
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Be careful the memory sinks don't make contact with the transistors close to the mem-chips!

And yes, it is as easy as it seems. Just remove old cooler, screw this baby on and done!
Also no need to replace the default paste, you can see my temp's are just fine
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If you say you're pulling 68c, then you're not pulling the same temps are you?
As i'm way below 60 even in furmark.
yes, but i am running sli and your not. get another card and lets see your temps?
 

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I'm glad that the cooler meets your expectations, Deluxe. I had a reference GTX 670 for a short while - It was louder than my tolerance level, ran hot, and had the turbine motor issue seen in many EVGA 670 models. I swapped it out for a GTX 670 FTW, which was better but still too loud for a PC that sits on top of my desk. I have been using the Twin Turbo II for quite a while and it exceeds expectations. Arctic Cooling makes effective coolers - they aren't too hard to find on sale, either
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The only complaint I have is minor coil whine from the card... but that's no fault of the cooler
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Ambient temps have dropped down to normal levels again: 21c
So GPU temps have dropped too
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I'd love to see a DC2, TF4 or any other non-reference design do the same and at the same time be dead silent.
 

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Awesome thanks for the info Deluxe! Gonna have to grab 1 of these coolers to replace the stock on my MSI 670. Started over clocking yesterday and realised how terrible the stock cooler is with noise and heat. Was checking out the Twin Turbo II at first but just seems way to big for the reference 670 and puts to much weight on it, this looks like a much better solution for the short reference card.
 

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Question. Do you think this cooler will fit in my case? Here's a picture of the current set up. It's a micro-ATX build so there's very limited space:



Doesn't look like it will clear at all...

Keep in mind that the board is mounted upside down, so the cooler will actually be installed on the top (that is, the side closer to the soundcard).
 

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I'd say probably not.
It might be too wide for your side panel to still fit on.
The cooler makes the card about 5 CM wider than it currently is.
 
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