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HD 6950 cooler Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by chevy350, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. chevy350

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    Looking for a cooler for my reference HD6950, anyone seen or currently using something good? :toast:
     
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    There are a few out there, I am using the Gelid Icy Vision rev 2 which is a good blend of price/performance and I am very pleased with it, probably the best (or at least up there with the best) is the Thermalright Shaman but that is a bit more pricey, either one will do a good job, more case and mobo space needed for the Shaman though. My Gelid runs at 100% fan speed when I game and thats the equivilent in noise roughly to the reference cooler at about 45%, at that speed I idle at 27C and highest is about 52C on full load, thats with an overvolted and fully flashed to HD6970 card.
     
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    prolimatech mk-13 :rockout:
     
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    Thermalright Shaman
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    GELID Icy Vision
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    Prolimatech MK-13
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    Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus II
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    I'll probably be picking up an Icy Vision partly down to Tatty's opinion and the fact it's not as space consuming as the others.
     
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    The Prolimatech MK-13 is awesome for a single card setup with some good fans :)
     
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    Its awesome with a dual card set up too with their fan mounting system.
     
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    thanks for the suggestions, saw the gelid and the accellero and both look pretty decent....have 2 of the accelero L2's on the mrs's 5770's and the fans seem pretty short lived as 1 has already had to be replaced and the other is starting to slow up a bit, but at least they are replaceable ;)
     
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    Hah. Your load is my singlecard idle. Considering our cards are the same, but mine has double the ram, that's pretty good!
     
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    I am a proud user of trhe Accelero Xtreme II Plus on an radeon HD6970 @ 1000gpu 1500 ram 1.231v. The highest reading on the Gpu is 52°C on the core. Fans on 100% and silent!!! I love it!
     
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    May have found my heat issue, looked like the cat puked something up under the card cover. There was a thick pile of dust and some other unidentified stuff packed into the heatsink right after the fan. Card is staying under 50C in games now but will probably still get a new cooler as the stock cooler cover is a PIA to remove :roll:
     
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    Oh those evil cats! :laugh:
     

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