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Best aftermarket cooler for a GTX 280?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Live OR Die, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Live OR Die

    Live OR Die

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    Well i cant hold it off any longer after a hour of game play my cards will overheat then my PSU will turn off, so i need 2 aftermaket coolers to drop my temps down at lest till the end of the year, i looking at these two

    Xigmatek Bifrost Cooler
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    Arctic Cooling Accelero TWIN TURBO Pro
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    I had the Xigmatek Battleaxe (the bifrost's predecessor) on my 8800GTS (G80) and it lowered my idle temps from 55c to 40c. Xigmatek definitely makes an excellent product.
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    yer ill be going for the Arctic Cooling GTX model one
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    The VRM cooling on that one isn't good from what I know.
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    umm whys that because there not touching the heatsnick?
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    I have the AC Xtreme GTX for my 285 and can vouch for it. It is very cool and quiet.

    Yes the VRM and memory cooling for it look a bit rubbish. I couldn't use them for my 285 anyway (different layout), so just bought some zalman heatsinks for them and away we went. Although AC did tell me that they weren't necessary anyway - they say it is safe to use it without them as the fans blow down onto the components.

    Erm ... it's a pretty big heatsink though. Might want to double check the measurements if you are going to be using them in SLI.
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    yer they look big but says there ment for sli so should be all good

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