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Old July 10, 2010, 11:28 PM
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Old July 17, 2010, 08:10 PM
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Just to let you know that according to demand, NCIX will stock the Accelero Xtreme 5870.

NCIX.com - Buy Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme 5870 VGA Cooler for ATI Radeon HD 5870 Video Card - AcceleroX5870 In Canada.
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Old July 21, 2010, 05:57 PM
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Old July 21, 2010, 06:58 PM
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I finally took the plunge and ordered the AC Accelero Xtreme 5870 from NCIX. They sell it for $69.99.
It's a lot cheaper than ordering right from the States and get hit with custom fees and more shipping charges. I should get it in 5 to 8 days or so.

When I'll have it installed I'll report back!
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I don't think $70 is remotely worth it considering the stock cooler does fine, but whatever floats your boat.
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Old July 22, 2010, 08:02 PM
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I don't think $70 is remotely worth it considering the stock cooler does fine, but whatever floats your boat.
I get your point.
I just find the cooler getting a little noisy when temperature goes up in-games. Also, with a modded fan profile to let's say 35%, sound still bothers me. It becomes the noisiest component in my case.
I'm planning to keep this card for a long time. When it won't be good enough for "primetime" anymore, I'll transfert it into a HTPC-like rig for the living room. Quietness and cooling with low-RPM fans will be a must.
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Old July 29, 2010, 11:49 PM
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Any word on how this worked out for you? With my recent upgrade to eyefinity my 5870 is getting hit hard in all games now. My temps were getting to the low 90s so I added a profile to keep it to 80C max, but it's noisy to me. This cooler is $50 this week, just want to hear how it's working out before I take a plunge.
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Old July 30, 2010, 05:29 AM
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I too wouldnt mind hearing about it. Would allow me to push my unlocked vcore 5870 to do some nice overclocking performance with reduced heat and noise
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I had an accelero on my 8800 ultras, temp differences were incredible. I'm sure it's the same, just the vrms worry me a bit.
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Old July 31, 2010, 11:54 AM
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Any word on how this worked out for you? With my recent upgrade to eyefinity my 5870 is getting hit hard in all games now. My temps were getting to the low 90s so I added a profile to keep it to 80C max, but it's noisy to me. This cooler is $50 this week, just want to hear how it's working out before I take a plunge.
Sry guys, I wasn't monitoring the thread anymore, people didn't seemed interested.
Ok, this is my last info.

I got my cooler and waited a few days before installing it. I payed $49.99 on sale from NCIX for this thing!
I's still on sale btw.
I grabbed some nylon nuts/bolts from Canadian Tire (bought by the unit, 10-15cents each kinda deal), to use to re-install the backplate, I want to keep it on to keep the PCB from sagging.

Anyway, the thermal tape for the RAM doesn't stick AT ALL. There is a little plastic fil to remove, but underneath, the pads are bone-dry.

The other two guys who bought it at the same time also got THE EXACT SAME ISSUE. I and another guy tried the hairdryer method to heat up the pad, to see if it would soften, get sticky or something...no dice. The third guy put them on, to figure out the next day that they fell off the BGA RAM modules...

I was trying to get thermal tape LOCALLY (too hard to find, most don't have a clue lol!!!). I didn't feel like buying 3 or 4 little pieces+shipping online, or buying a full roll if I need only a few pieces.

I got some Arctic Alumina EPOXY thermal glue here, but I'm not crazy, I wont use that for a lifetime warrantied XFX HD5870 reference...I would get screwed if I have to put the stock cooler on for some RMA purposes...

The cooler is apparently REALLY efficient to cool-off the GPU and reduce noise. NOT so good to cool the VRMs. Apparently, the stock cooler is a LOT better at cooling the VRMs.

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Would allow me to push my unlocked vcore 5870 to do some nice overclocking performance with reduced heat and noise
Arinoth, unless we can figure out a way to increase cooling to the VRMs, consider this cooler a "noise-reducer", more than a "overclocking headroom adding" upgrade.

With a stock cooler, the VRMs are getting up to around 50 degrees celsius in Bad company2. With the AC Xtreme5870, some users mentioned VRM temps of 100+ degrees celsius. I JUST ASSUME that it doesn't help OCing. The VRMs are supposedly spec'ed out to reach up to 150 degrees celsius...

I wonder why Arctic Cooling could make such a NOOB mistake in the design of a cooler (neglecting VRMs)....it's not like they got in the aftermarket cooling market last week....

I bet one could consider using some aftermarket VRM cooling (Thermalright VRM-R3 or R4)in conjunction with the Accelero 5870, but that would be ugly as hell, costly and making you regret not choosing a VAPOR-X!!!

Our NCIX topic on that note:

NCIX FORUMS - Accelero Xtreme 5870 RAMsinks

Gamer guy, me (Delavan) and Eh Devildog (nicknames from NCIX forum) bought the cooler at the same time and they're probably coming from the same batch...same shipment FOR SURE and SAME ISSUES.
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