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Old November 17, 2009, 07:30 AM
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I'm for the best bang/buck cooling for my XFX 4890. I know most aftermarket coolers exhaust in to the case, but I'm not really panicked about this like some people are as I have fairly high air flow in my case. (Storm Scout) Mostly I'm looking for quiet and inexpensive cooling solution as the stock can get a tad noisy, and certainly warms up a bit. But I'm not OC'ing the card so I don't need a monster of a cooler.

I was looking at the Accelero Twin Turbo but the 4890 isn't on the supported list. Does anyone know if this will work for it? And, if so, is it a good option? I know there's a new Accelero being released shortly that we just did a blurb on, but the starting price point on that is going to almost double this one.

Suggestions would welcomed please/thanks

*EDIT* I've also heard that VRAM sinks that come with coolers tend to be a bit shoddy. Is this true? I've never after-market cooled a video card before, so any suggestions in this area (especially if they're specific to a cooler) would be awesome too.
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Old November 17, 2009, 07:40 AM
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go to this tread and schroll down until post 11 you will see my solution for my 4890

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Old November 17, 2009, 01:58 PM
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The accelero products are pretty kick ass.

You can put it on a 8800GT that normally screams around 80C, then overvolt it, overclock it, and never have it go above 60C ever again...

... and it's silent
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Old November 17, 2009, 06:48 PM
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Looks like the Accelero will fit the 4890. But that T-Rad looks like a nice option as well. Hmmm... ponder ponder. Accelero certainly has the edge on price. But the T-Rad looks like it might out perform it.

More research...
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Old November 17, 2009, 07:14 PM
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don't forget you can use the VRM rad with the T-rad..
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Don't remember where I saw this post from but I've heard of people using Accelero S1 rev2's with a 4890 and solved the VRm issue by removing the metal backplate from the stock cooler of the 4890 and keeping that on below the S1. barring that, zip ties and fan's after removing the shroud from the stock heatsink should work too
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