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 Post subject: What will fit on my VTX 4850?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:32 pm 
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Hello everyone!

1st post, but have been reading for at least 6 years.
When I was building my pc I've used only the stuff recommended here, and got a
noise-less PC.

However, I've recently changed some stuff and knew this would happen, but now I've got
a VTX 3D 4850 1gb gDDR5 graphics card that makes a lot of noise (the rest of my pc is
so quiet you can hardly notice it's running).

I haven't been reading reviews for the last 5 years (when Scythe was all the rage, I got
MUGEN on my CPU), and I've always had this fear that I'll buy a heatsink/fan that won't fit my card.

Can anyone help me out with my card?

Just a few pointers/extra questions.

Scythe Musashi isn't available locally, but Setsugen 2 is. Is that any good?
A bit cheaper is the passive Accelero S1+. Will that fit and be enough without a fan?

Extra fan is $10 - but I own a few Scythe fans (got a new slim 800rpm 12cm, that's
the lowest air flow model that they have I think) - can I fit that thing on or just buy
the original fan (1 or two?!).

The card is currently at 51-52°C @ IDLE (124F), and around 70°C @ LOAD (158F).
No o/c.

I could get away with 10% underclocking even.

Sorry for a huge post, but I need to get rid of this noise fast, and you're the only crow
around that understands what I'm going through. ;-)

Thanks and cheers from Croatia!


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 Post subject: Re: What will fit on my VTX 4850?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:32 pm 
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found a review of the Setsugen 2 over at xbitlabs. Too bad they opted to cool a 250W TDP GPU rather than your 115W one. The original Setsugen was reviewed here with a 150W GPU. Compatibility list.

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 Post subject: Re: What will fit on my VTX 4850?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:57 am 
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CA_Steve wrote:
found a review of the Setsugen 2 over at xbitlabs. Too bad they opted to cool a 250W TDP GPU rather than your 115W one. The original Setsugen was reviewed here with a 150W GPU. Compatibility list.


Thanks.
I've done some browsing around and the xbit review is the only negative review I could find (more or less).

It should be great on a 4850.


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