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Old October 7, 2008, 10:57 PM
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Smile Arctic S1 Rev.2 and CrossFire?

As I mentioned in my post here: Best Gaming Rig Under $2000?

I'm running 4850s on CrossFire, have 2 quick questions:

1. Is it worth it to spend $60 to get 2 Arctic Cooling S1 Rev.2 for my 4850s? My concern is, I got 80 degree in-game temperature, is it that bad for my cards that I should spend a extra $60 on them?

2. If I decide to go with the Arctic S1s with 120mm fans, since the CrossFire bridges are pretty short, are they gonna fit?

Thanks a lot.
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Old October 7, 2008, 11:10 PM
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I saw an over 25 degree drop in GPU load temp and 10 degree case overall drop just by using a passive AC Accelero cooler on my 8800GTS. If you have good air flow, I think it would be worth trying them without fans, or maybe just with a custom placed case fan. IMHO. Btw, welcome to HWC!

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Old October 8, 2008, 03:06 PM
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Thanks Larry, I'm discussing this topic in my original post right now, seems like my only solution is to go with passive cooling... I'm using Antec 1200 case, I'm not sure how good is it gonna be for this purpose...
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