Artic Cooling X1 or Stock cooler for 7900 GTX

They make noise, too.

Moderators: NeilBlanchard, Ralf Hutter, sthayashi, Lawrence Lee

Post Reply
falcon26
Posts: 574
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:55 pm
Location: ca

Artic Cooling X1 or Stock cooler for 7900 GTX

Post by falcon26 » Sat May 20, 2006 1:53 pm

I know the stock cooler for the 7900 GTX's boards are really quiet and efficent. But would putting on a a X1 lower the noise even more or are they about the same? Also would your temps be better worse or the same using he X1? The reason I ask is I haven't found a review on this cooler the X1 when using a 7900 GTX.


Thanks
Intel I7 4790, 16GB Corsair Vengence, Samsung 850 Pro, Msi Z97, Msi Gaming Gtx 980, Corsair AX760, Antec P380, Dell U2715H

jjwa
Posts: 32
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 2:37 pm

Post by jjwa » Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:37 am

I would be interested in the answer as well :). Did anyone try an Accelero X1 on a 7900 GTX and compared it to the reference stock cooler in noise and performance?

Tzupy
*Lifetime Patron*
Posts: 1560
Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:47 am
Location: Bucharest, Romania

Post by Tzupy » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:23 am

It's not X1 on a 7900 GTX, but on a 7800 GTX 512, which is about 11W hotter and has the same cooling solution (fan settings may be a bit different however):
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1 ... 084,00.asp

merlin
Friend of SPCR
Posts: 717
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:48 am
Location: San Francisco, CA

Re: Artic Cooling X1 or Stock cooler for 7900 GTX

Post by merlin » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:07 pm

falcon26 wrote:I know the stock cooler for the 7900 GTX's boards are really quiet and efficent. But would putting on a a X1 lower the noise even more or are they about the same? Also would your temps be better worse or the same using he X1? The reason I ask is I haven't found a review on this cooler the X1 when using a 7900 GTX.


Thanks
I'm suspecting that unless you really need the tiny improvement going from the GTX stock cooler to the Accelero, it's going to be a waste of time and money. I find the stock cooler to be very impressive and not something you'd want to take out, especially if you undervolt a bit to keep temps under 70C. Do you own a 7900GTX and find it to be too noisy? There's no reason to think about this until you try it out imho.
Quiet Wuv Wizzie
Main: I5-3570K at 3.7ghz, 16GB DDR-1600@1.35v, Asrock Z77 Extreme6, Corsair 330R, Seasonic 760XP2, Sapphire Radeon 7950| Secondary/Lan: Core i3-2100, 4GB, Msi H67MA-E35, Radeon 6790, Sugo SG02| HTPC: Core i3-2100, 4GB, AsRock H67M-ITX/HT, Antec ISK300-65| NAS: Core I3-2100, 8GB, Antec TP-550, Lian Li PC-Q08B, 4X2TB WD Green| Lappy: Latitude D620 Core 2 T7600, Quadro NVS 110M

paapaa
Posts: 198
Joined: Wed May 04, 2005 1:24 am
Location: Finland

Post by paapaa » Wed Oct 18, 2006 12:14 pm

If you replace the stock cooler, replace it with something like Thermalright HR-03.

Post Reply