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Old September 6, 2009, 03:33 PM
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Default Passive cooling an XFX 4870?

Hey, not sure if this is possible, but if I'm not O/C'ing my XFX 4870 (standard 1Gb 750MHz edition) could I passively cool it with an Accelero S1? Or is it recommended to run a fan on it? I'm running it in a CM Scout case with stock cooling. (Although the air flow in this case is excellent.) I'm trying to reduce the noise level of the PC to almost zero.

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Old September 6, 2009, 03:50 PM
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You definitely need some kind of airflow. If not a fan on the cooler, at least some kind of case fan near it. In my opinion, it isn't worth trying to passively cool it since you'll probably have to add another case fan to get enough airflow anyway, and that'll produce just as much noise.
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Old September 6, 2009, 03:53 PM
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The S1 is a fantastic cooler, but I would not go for fanless - why not a very low speed fan?
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Old September 6, 2009, 03:59 PM
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You could link it up to a 120.2 rad and run it fanless but still thats allot of money to waste..
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Old September 6, 2009, 04:14 PM
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Yeah, I was kind of afraid that would end up being the response. I've heard the Twin Turbo is a good cooler with very low noise. And at $39, it's not too much cash. Can anyone confirm this as being a fairly quiet solution? Like I said, I'm not interested in cooling an O/C, I'm just trying to bring down the noise level.
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I had a twin turbo running at 35% and it was near silent. Temps were better than stock cooler too.
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Old September 6, 2009, 04:24 PM
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I had a twin turbo running at 35% and it was near silent. Temps were better than stock cooler too.
Nice. That'll probably be the route I take then. It's just to bad that cooler is so huge, and ugly as sin.
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Yeah, I was kind of afraid that would end up being the response. I've heard the Twin Turbo is a good cooler with very low noise. And at $39, it's not too much cash. Can anyone confirm this as being a fairly quiet solution? Like I said, I'm not interested in cooling an O/C, I'm just trying to bring down the noise level.
I had it on my 9800GT is was ok very quiet, well compared to reference.
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Old September 6, 2009, 04:56 PM
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Yeah, the stock cooling on my 4870 is loud! Anything to curb that a bit would be helpful. I was thinking of reselling that card and going with the XXX edition as I've heard the cooler is a bit quieter; but that's only worth it if the performance gain would be noticeable. And I believe it's only like 5% gain?
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Yeah it used to scare my cat my hd4890 @ 100% lol

maybe you should get Thermalright HR-03-GTX GTX260/GTX280 VGA Cooler [HR-03-GTX] from www.internetreadypcs.co.uk

i know it says for gtx260 but you can get it for HD 48xx series cards also.
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