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The Akasa Vortexx Neo is a dual-slot cooler that exhausts warm air out of a computer case filling a void in today's graphics cooler market. This all in one, universal cooler is advertised to cool every component on a graphics card from the voltage circuitry to the GPU, and does so with classic dual-slot cooler looks.

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This reminds me of the artic cooling coolers of days past. I still don't understand why artic cooling didn't come out with this first for current gen cards! This particular design for video cards are a proven winner when designed right. To bad it's not longer something we see more of.

In all nice review though
 

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Nice review. Could anyone tell me if it voids your warranty if you replace the HSF on a BFG? I know EVGA covers it as long as you don't damage anything..

Also erocker do you think the TIM could have been better and would give lower temps with better TIM?
 

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With Arctic Cooling MX-2 there is no difference at all. The TIM supplied worked suprisingly well!

:)
 

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With Arctic Cooling MX-2 there is no difference at all. The TIM supplied worked suprisingly well!

:)
Thank you :toast: was thinking maybe the supplied TIM wasn't as good as MX-2 and maybe the idle would be lower with a different TIM (i have said my name 2 times in 1 post :laugh:)
 

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now only if they would release a solid copper model
 
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didnt they sell IceQ cooler before? arctic cooling i mean?
ones that looked like them?

the 4870 coolers are okay but it looks like they just didnt bother to much with them knowing people would either just leave them or upgrade them if they where enthusiasts
 

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Yes, I have the VGA Silencer 3 for my 9800 Pro AIW. They were Known As Silencers, and i believe the early ICEQ coolers were theirs, but i think HIS owns the Cooling Design, unless if AC just makes them exclusively for HIS
 
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I hate to complain about these reviews (all is good TIM :)), but the only place I saw anything about noise is in the summary of Pro's "Very quiet". How quiet is that?

Also curious about application with other cards... ATI *ahem*
 

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I hate to complain about these reviews (all is good TIM :)), but the only place I saw anything about noise is in the summary of Pro's "Very quiet". How quiet is that?

Also curious about application with other cards... ATI *ahem*
The Akasa Vortexx Neo's performance overall is very good. For such a large fan spinning at 2500 RPM it is virtually silent, with the 1100 RPM fan that cooled the CPU in the test system easily being more audible. One would literally need to put their ear within an inch of the cooler to hear any wind or fan noise.
:)
I have no special noise metering or monitoring equipment. Yes, this cooler works on ATi cards too.
 

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Looks promising but I reckon the reason they didn't make the vram coolers out of copper is because it would be heavy on the graphics card and it might sag over time.
 
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No comparison of the Vortexx to other current VGA air coolers besides the stock?
Btw, erocker, what was your test setup? would give a better idea of how quiet the cooler's fan was
 

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Nice review Erocker, is this your first or am I just not remembering ones you done before?

I agree with others, this looks strikingly like my IceQ3 cooling assembly on my 3870.
 
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Nice review Erocker, is this your first or am I just not remembering ones you done before?

I agree with others, this looks strikingly like my IceQ3 cooling assembly on my 3870.
I'm pretty sure this is erocker's first review ;)

this is actually a much better cooler than the iceq3, they're far overrated...simply copper color painted alu...
 

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This is my first cooler review. Check the reviews section in the upper left drop-down box or linked on the home page for my other reviews.:)
 
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Thx for the review m8!
I might get it for my 4850s
 
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wheres the cheapest place to get one in USA
 
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wheres the cheapest place to get one in USA
ppcs should have it in stock. its a really good cooler! From a review i read a long time ago it performs a lot better than the iceq3, but i cant find the link, damn.
 
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Any idea how the voltage regulators of a Radeon 4850 will handle without a radiator. Do some slightly modified (low profile) self adhesive heat sinks fit under the cooler ?
 

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Any idea how the voltage regulators of a Radeon 4850 will handle without a radiator. Do some slightly modified (low profile) self adhesive heat sinks fit under the cooler ?
You should be able to fit any standard size ram sinks on the vregs of a 4850 without a doubt.;)
 
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Well i'm off seraching for this puppy and some sinks :toast:
 
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They could have tested it with a 4870