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Old 03-05-2006, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default Arctic Cooling Accelero X1

Arctic Cooling is soon to release a new GPU cooler called the Accelero. There are two versions of the cooler, one for top end NVIDIA and the other for top end ATI. I am taking a look at the NVIDIA version which I throw on a card that's known for overheating often. Let's take a closer look.

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Old 03-05-2006, 08:33 PM   #2
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Good review of another great Arctic Cooling product. If I were to go back to air cooling I would go bak to the Arctic Cooling Silencer serise of video card coolers. I had/have one of the first VGA Silencers that I use on my 9800Pro for a long long time, so if the new ones last as well as the old ones, they should last as long as the video card it's self.
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Old 03-05-2006, 08:49 PM   #3
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That's one big cooler, are those "stubs" heatpipes? I wonder how the new Zalman will stack up to the AC-X1. It should be interesting to see although it'll be on a totally different card

How heavy exactly is the X1, BTW?
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The Zalman cooler hasn't been announced yet :P

Yup, those 'stubs' are the ends of the heatpipes. It's definitely a unique design. It's not heavy at _all_ really.

X1: 262 Grams
nV 5: 428 Grams
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The new Zalman might not be announced but it was at CES '06 this year. I could find pics of it if you wanted...
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Oh, I believe you 100%.
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Never thought you doubted me, just thought you might like to see it, it's kinda like a shrunk down 9500 that's been cut in half and laid on the GPU core.

Hard to explain but if you see it you'll grok what I'm saying.
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Ok, you win! Show me
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It's from matbe.com
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That looks pretty sweet actually.
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Yeah, they have a blue LED fan version too...I think they both look great though.
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Quite ingenious. Zalman continue to impress with their designs. Is there any info on if it will include ramsinks? Or is it going to cover the ram with the unit as well? That's really neat how the heat pipes wrap around the fan and fins like that. Can't wait to see what turns up.
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I have no clue if the sinks are included, I can't read French and that's what I think the site is although I might be able to answer that at a later date...
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http://www.freetranslation.com/free/web.htm

Paste in the URL there and click French to English and in about a minute the site should be translated.
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Yeah, there's that and babelfish but I really dislike those as they do a literal translation so the words are the English equivelent but the syntax is still jumbled unlike a translation done by someone fluent in the language. I've done that and still couldn't really understand what they were talking about due to the jumbled words.

Thanks anyways
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