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Old September 6, 2007, 10:17 PM
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Default Arctic Accelero S1

Test Subject: EVGA 7900 GT CO
Reason: Stock cooler sounded like a jet engine on full speed

Stock 7900 GT CO:


Bare Ass 7900 GT CO:


Ram Heatsink #1:


Ram Heatsink #2:


Heatsink on card #1:


Temps with stock cooler were usually around 55' celcius idle and would go upwards of 65' celcius or higher. After installing heatsink card now idles around 41' celcius and during ATI Tool Arifact tool it climbs to about 51' celcius and stays put! OOOH and no more jetplane.

For those who are curious if you wish you could mount a 120mm fan to the heatsink by whatever means you necessary or you could mount two 92mm fans as well. I currently have one installed but could put another if I wanted. There is an optional kit for that that will put proper fans onto it that works properly but hey! I prefer things difficult.


Pros:
- Super Easy Install
- Relatively inexpensive
- Ram heatsinks apply well

Cons:
- Plastic brackets to keep cooler off card can be a bit of a pain
- PCI-E connector difficult to remove once plugged in
- Instructions a tad confusing
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Old September 6, 2007, 10:28 PM
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Huzzah for 3rd party coolers! :D
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Old September 7, 2007, 06:20 AM
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Did you have as much problems in stalling this one as I did with the S2?
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Old September 7, 2007, 08:08 AM
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Did you have as much problems in stalling this one as I did with the S2?
No I think from start till end it was probably about 10 minutes if that. The plastic legs was the hardest part.
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Old September 14, 2007, 03:16 AM
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The plastic legs was the hardest part.
Agree with that. But I have ~10C drop in full-load compared with Pentagram Cu with fan at 5V. BFG 7900GS OC.
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Old September 14, 2007, 03:22 AM
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Sorry for consecutive post but I can't attach some pictures in first. :(





Full-load temps at ~28C room ambient.



BTW enaberif keep an eye on those ramsinks. It seems that thermal tape is not so good and in time ramsink(s) will fall.
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Old September 14, 2007, 06:36 AM
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Welcome to the site Burebista!!

That is some nice cable routing. And the 120mm fan positioning is PERFECT for the S1 / S2.
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Old September 14, 2007, 12:20 PM
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My pleasure SKYMTL.
Nothing fancy about WM, just a clear path to airflow.
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And the 120mm fan positioning is PERFECT for the S1 / S2.
Yep. To be honest after I bought my dream case and when I saw how perfect is that middle fan I grabbed an S1 almost instantly.
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Old September 16, 2007, 06:08 PM
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Old September 16, 2007, 11:06 PM
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Hello omgwtf.
Let's be polite and speak in English.
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