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Old December 25, 2009, 10:00 AM
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Anyone have one of these yet?
I know the stock fan is quite good, however, there are a few different options available now for aftermarket coolers. These would include the Xigmatek Bifrost , AC Twin Turbo Pro and the Sythe Setsugen as well as the newly released VRM-(3,4) Heatsink from Thermalright (can be used with Trad and HR-03) as well as the new, and rather innovative Thermalright Spitfire VGA cooler.

Does HWC plan on doing any reviews on these coolers? maybe a 5870 Cooler shootout? Would go miles to help those who are looking for a near silent and effective cooling solution.

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Old December 25, 2009, 10:23 AM
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The Prolimatech MK13 is supposed to be coming out too, so it'd be nice to see a comparison with that too.
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Just a GPU cooler roundup in general would be excellent.
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Old December 25, 2009, 12:10 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy Arctic Cooling Twin Turbo Pro VGA Cooler 2ZX92MM PWM Fan ATI 4850 4870 4890 5870 NVIDIA GTS 240 250 - Twinturbopro In Canada.

The new and improve version of the AC Twin Turbo Pro
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Old January 19, 2010, 12:58 PM
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what about the 5850? its been impossible to find cooling solutions that definitively fit that card!
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Old January 19, 2010, 01:15 PM
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Scythe Setsugen definitely fits the 5850. There are also waterblocks for the 5850.
I believe the 5850 and 5870 share the same mounting system
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Old February 2, 2010, 11:32 PM
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I got the AC Twin Turbo on my 4870 1GB. You can read my review on ncix...copied and pasted below. Only thing I couldnt read is my VRM temps, but my card doesnt have a VRM sensor. I'm sure its fine though since the fins on the heatsink are spread a part more than the original plus I used the VRM heatsink that came with my card (Sapphire). I'm sure it will rock on your 5870. I plan on putting one on a 5870 when I buy one in the next few months.

Installed on a 4870 1GB. IMO, I would clean off the thermal paste that is pre-applied as there is too much on there. This thing is so quiet, even at 100% but I run 60%.

Make sure you take the time to clean the RAM chips with an eraser. I did and had no problem with the ram heat sinks staying put (held down for 30 seconds). Great product, would highly recommend it.

Temps before (auto fan speed, 21-65%):

IDLE : 53c
LOAD: 85c

Temps after (60% fan speed):

IDLE: 35c
LOAD: 46c
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Remove the shroud and zip tie slim 120mm fans on it??
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Remove the shroud and zip tie slim 120mm fans on it??
I'd be curious how the stock 5870 does with 120mm fans strapped to it. From the looks of reviews stripping the 5870 cooler, it's a lot bigger than the 5850 stock cooler. The stock 5850 cooler may have a shroud that makes it look huge, but on the interior, the heatsink doesn't go the full length of the card.
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