Wednesday, July 27th 2011

Arctic 'Silently' Introduces Accelero L2 Plus VGA Cooler

Arctic introduced the latest member of the iconic Accelero VGA cooler series, the Accelero L2 Plus. The L2 Plus is designed to be a GPU fan-heatsink with a number of individual heatsinks included in the package to cool the VRM and memory. It is targeted at mid-thru-performance segment graphics cards with square GPU bolt layouts. The main fan-heatsink measures 119 (L) x 94 (W) x 51 (H) mm, weighing 250 g. It is a monolithic aluminum heatsink, that uses a 92 mm fan to ventilate it. The base doesn't cover the entire bottom area of the heatsink, and so the fins guide the air down to the PCB, to cool other components.

The main heatsink has the capacity to handle thermal loads of up to 120W. The 92 mm fan spins at speeds between 900 and 2,000 RPM, and is PWM-controlled. It can push up to 27 CFM of air, with noise-level of 0.4 Sone. Apart from the required screws and bolts, there are eight heatsinks each for memory and VRM chips (standard sized MOSFETs). The small heatsinks don't come with thermal tapes, but instead a sachet of Arctic G1 Adhesive TIM is bundled, apart from non-adhesive MX-4 for the main heatsink. GPU compatibility is listed below. The Arctic Accelero L2 Plus is priced at $22.67 in the US, and €17.09 in Europe.
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12 Comments on Arctic 'Silently' Introduces Accelero L2 Plus VGA Cooler

#2
HYPER-TWIN
I think you will find that the L2 Pro Fluid has a rectangular base and the L2 Plus has a more square base with different mounting screws, oh and the tim lol.



Edit: Also seems to support more sockets.
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#3
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
Looks like AC is redoing their coolers for this G1 compound. I just got done looking and the Accelero XP II which has tiny changes, but the biggest was the new compound for the memory chips, and the G1 is pretty awesome to work with!
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#4
AsRock
TPU addict
Shame it only handle 120w as i would get one to try with the MK-13 fan mount so the fans can directly cool the VRM area. Although like hell would i use there ramvrm heatsinks they suck but for that price :)..
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#5
xBruce88x
i was just thinking about buying the other model off newegg... but now i may get this one. maybe... still looking around. price is good on this one.
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#6
Ross211
I remember when I bought 2 of the original version of these off eBay for about $18 each. It was a steal for my 4770 crossfire at the time. The 4770 was the first 40nm card and didn't get very hot but the Accelero L2 Pro compared to the stock cooler on both of my 4770s was night and day difference. The Accelero L2 Pro dropped load temps by about 25C, the 4770s under load only got to about 52C. The fans on these moved way more air and it was much quieter than hearing the stock fans. I still haz pics !













My cable management was crappy back then, :laugh:
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#7
Casecutter
Now if more AIB's put 4-pin header (PWM) in the boards them we could just work from that.

That voltage reducer is nice, but the molex connector stinks for tidy cables. If that was at least a standard 3-pin chassis fan head, most good mobo's today will have a couple of those un-used and somtime easier to reach than a Molex from the PSU. Heck I used a modular and didn't have 4-pin harness the card read was SATA power.
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#8
faramir
About time they switched to thermally-conductive adhesive instead of those lame adhesive pads which wouldn't cling to anything and would have VRM heatsinks fall off the card in a matter of minutes. Alas there is no such thing as a "standard sized MOSFETs", some are obviously smaller than others, hence smaller footprint and contact area for heatsink to cling to.
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#9
AsRock
TPU addict
by: faramir
About time they switched to thermally-conductive adhesive instead of those lame adhesive pads which wouldn't cling to anything and would have VRM heatsinks fall off the card in a matter of minutes. Alas there is no such thing as a "standard sized MOSFETs", some are obviously smaller than others, hence smaller footprint and contact area for heatsink to cling to.
Shhiii forget those how about the real deal some that screw on using the old screw holes of the original cooler.
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#10
Ross211
by: Casecutter
Now if more AIB's put 4-pin header (PWM) in the boards them we could just work from that.

That voltage reducer is nice, but the molex connector stinks for tidy cables. If that was at least a standard 3-pin chassis fan head, most good mobo's today will have a couple of those un-used and somtime easier to reach than a Molex from the PSU. Heck I used a modular and didn't have 4-pin harness the card read was SATA power.
It is ok if your GPU's PCB does not have a 3 or 4 pin fan header. The fan header on my Sapphire 4770 PCB only had two pins. I had to be very careful and take my time to break the plastic covering surrounding the two pins. I only had the black and red wire plugged in, the yellow wire went to nothing. You could still control fan speed and monitor speed even though its just two pin, just no PWM.



What I found interesting is that the fans on the Accelero were much larger, moved more air, and required less amperage to do so compared to the stock fans on my 4770s... :confused:
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#11
[H]@RD5TUFF
I don't even want to think about the nightmare of mounting this thing.
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#12
ColdRush
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
I don't even want to think about the nightmare of mounting this thing.
Not sure if serious :twitch:

Put the washers on the screws and tighten it, presto!

As for thermal adhesive ram sinks and etc, just slap it on and let it sit.
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