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Old April 19, 2009, 10:27 AM
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Question 4890 again...yeah i`m serious

Guys there is a big question wich only some of you will be able to answer...
haha no just kidding.

I will certainly call a 4890 and I want to change the cooler because I hate them:), Any one know wich cooler is good for this card or if the socket are the same from 4870 so can had on a arctic cooling accelero twin turbo.

Help me guys I wont kill myself but I realy want to had one more to GPU to my I7 rig.

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Old April 19, 2009, 11:01 AM
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From Legit Reviews:

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First up is the ASUS EAH4890, which features the standard reference clocks and is based off the reference design. The design looks just like a Radeon HD 4870, but the PCB is different and so is the heatsink that is found under the plastic shroud. The Radeon HD 4890 is a dual-slot card as you can see from the picture above.
I don't think the slots are the same.
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Old April 19, 2009, 11:40 AM
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Whats wrong with the stock cooler? atleast it doesnt exaust all that hot air into your case >.< I dont like having to pay extra cash for AIR COOLING for a card that already has decent cooling as it is. Go liquid or go home.
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Old April 19, 2009, 11:49 AM
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+1 what reality said, companies spend alot of time and money on R&D for these cards, to add these A/M coolers that just circulate all that hot air inside your case is like flushing money down the Loo...."go liquid or go home" works for me..lol
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Old April 19, 2009, 12:47 PM
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I partly agreed with that you guys say's about water cooling and stock cooling, but the fact are that i realy like low silent pc. Can you recomand me any Water cooling block for CPU and GPU or only for GPU wich are good? And for sure I am waiting to see the real result of the cooler in my PC before to change. I know that 2 card from same model can run up to 10 degree above one from each other. I got a pretty good 4870 1GB from sapphire wich perform well at temp lvl in one of my rig but in my other pc the same card is going about 9 to 14 degree higher.
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if u insist on going air. Definitely thermalright Trad2
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You have three options that work fairly well:

1) Scythe Musashi
2) Thermalright T-Rad2
3) Accelero Twin Turbo

The Accelero and Scythe allow you to use the stock cooler's backplate, which is integral to cooling the mosfet/VRMs of the card. This is very important or you will end up with a dead 4890.

The T-Rad2 is the best cooler of the bunch, but due to its heatpipes low proximity to the PCB, it will not allow you to use the backplate, and just trying to use RAM sinks on the VRMs will likely overheat and kill the card, especially if you overclock.

My suggestion is to wait for the Vapor-X/Toxic version from Sapphire, or another vendor's card with custom/quieter cooling, or use the Scythe, as it's better than the Accelero and has a lower profile too.
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