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Old 09-27-2012, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 6870 aftermarket heatsink.

I installed my second XFX 6870 today and unlike my old one it only has one fan so its quite a bit louder. I'd like to get a new cooler for it but I have no idea where to start when it comes to GPU cooling. My max price is $50, if there is a cooler that's a lot better for a little bit more I would be willing to pay a little extra.

I was thinking of either one of these:

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING ACCEL-L2-PLUS Fluid Dynamic Accelero L2 Plus VGA Cooler for NVIDIA and AMD Radeon

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING ACCEL-S1-PLUS Accelero S1 PLUS VGA Cooler for NVIDIA and AMD Radeon

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Old 09-27-2012, 10:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 6870 aftermarket heatsink.

I would probably go for something with a little more... Cooling capacity...

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING ACCEL-TT II Fluid Dynamic Accelero TWIN TURBO II VGA Cooler for NVIDIA and AMD Radeon

I am sure there are better products out there, but two fans would beat a single fan easily in terms of noise/cooling performance. Plus, it has more surface area than the Accelero S1, which means the air can remove more heat more efficiently.
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