8800GT Which Cooler?

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8800GT Which Cooler?

Post by JasonSelvy » Fri May 09, 2008 8:25 pm

Hi,

Could somebody recommend which would be the best cooler for the 8800GT (or GTS) out of the 3 I've looked at each seems to have pros/cons so I'm not sure which to go for:

#1 HR-03GT + Scythe Kaze Jyuni 500RPM Slipstream 120mm Fan + Zip Ties
Pros: Secure fitting - cons: Expensive, Massive, Zip Ties for 120mm.

#2 Zalman VF1000
Pros: Secure fitting, small - Cons: 1500RPM Min seems like it wouldn't be very quiet?

#3 Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev. 2 VGA Cooler (Passive??)
Pros: Cheap/Good? Cons: poor 'ramsinks' that fall off, a little wobbly.

--- Anyway that's just from what I've read, this is for my first build and I don't have a clue which to go for - preferably one that will be easy to fit but also very quiet :P

Any opinions would be appreciated, thanks!

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Post by Vicotnik » Fri May 09, 2008 9:58 pm

Hello and welcome to SPCR!

Accelero S1, no question about it. :)

Low price and great performance. The ramsinks are not the best (weak adhesive) but there's nothing wobbly about the S1 itself.

It's easy to zip tie a quiet 120mm fan to it if the card is to hot or if the chassi ventilation is extremly bad.
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Post by toki_c » Sat May 10, 2008 2:17 am

Vicotnik wrote:Accelero S1, no question about it. :)
You should have said to go read the right topic... way too many people who start a new topic for everything and anything while there's already a topic about...
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Post by seraphyn » Sat May 10, 2008 11:44 am

Accelero S1, price/preformance is just unbeatable.
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Post by JasonSelvy » Sun May 11, 2008 8:13 am

Thanks for the replies Vicotnik & seraphyn!

Now I just have to wait for them to come in stock somewhere in the UK :(.

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Post by Immortals » Sun May 11, 2008 2:34 pm

I'd like to add that the ramsinks do not fall off. In fact the opposite. Once you stick them on they require quite a bit of force to pull them off. I've installed it on two cards. Makes sure the ram is clean. I used arcticlean.

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Post by xafier » Mon May 26, 2008 11:47 am

I also have an 8800GT, thought I'd hijack this thread instead of creating a new one...

Currently I'm using a Zalman VF900, but its running fairly hot under full load in my system...

I was wondering, would a passive Accelero S1 be better than the VF900 in my current setup? ( A P182 with front fan blowing over the card area )

I'm assuming that there should be no issues with installing the S1 and leaving my Zalman ram sinks on?
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Re: 8800GT Which Cooler?

Post by johnniecache7 » Mon May 26, 2008 3:49 pm

JasonSelvy wrote:Hi,

Could somebody recommend which would be the best cooler for the 8800GT (or GTS) out of the 3 I've looked at each seems to have pros/cons so I'm not sure which to go for:

#1 HR-03GT + Scythe Kaze Jyuni 500RPM Slipstream 120mm Fan + Zip Ties
Pros: Secure fitting - cons: Expensive, Massive, Zip Ties for 120mm.

#2 Zalman VF1000
Pros: Secure fitting, small - Cons: 1500RPM Min seems like it wouldn't be very quiet?

#3 Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev. 2 VGA Cooler (Passive??)
Pros: Cheap/Good? Cons: poor 'ramsinks' that fall off, a little wobbly.

--- Anyway that's just from what I've read, this is for my first build and I don't have a clue which to go for - preferably one that will be easy to fit but also very quiet :P

Any opinions would be appreciated, thanks!
They fixed the weak adhesive issue in the Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev. 2. I believe it was only Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 that had the issue. I could be wrong but that is what I have been told.

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