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With today's high speed graphics cards, stock coolers ensure the bare minimum temperature thresholds are met but do nothing when trying to squeeze every bit of performance out of the cards. To accomplish this task (just as with a CPU), you need a better aftermarket cooler, which allows you to properly cool your card when pushing it to the limits. There are two ways you can go to accomplish this, one is water cooling - offering increased performance at increased complexity, or you can get a high performance air cooler to tackle the task. Just as with CPU coolers, all designs are not made equally, which is why we are here today. The cooler that we are going to be putting under the test is the Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus. This is a three fan design with copper and aluminum construction used to quickly get rid of that nasty heat. I have worked with the Accelero series all the way back to when I have my 9800 PRO and have seen benefits across the board from improved cooling and a much needed noise reduction when the card heats up and that blower fan starts howling. Let's see if this massive cooler does indeed deliver improvements in both noise and cooling performance.
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|Arctic DCACO-V15G200-BL Accelero Xtreme Plus II VGA Cooler for NVIDIA and AMD Radeon||$59.95||See it|
|ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme+ II VGA Cooler - nVidia & AMD, 3 Quiet 92mm PWM Fans, SLI/CrossFire||$59.99||See it|
|Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus II VGA Cooler for NVIDIA and AMD Radeon||$73.67||See it|