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Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:05 am
can either the 256 or 512 x1900xt run sufficiently w/out an aftermarket cooler if I don't OC? I'm probably going to have it in an armor so generally speaking the cooling will be ok. I'm building a new computer and want to cut funds where I can for the time being. That and i've never built one before so i don't want to mess crap up. seems like all these new cards run hot hot hot
Either way, does anybody know of companies that sell it w/ an aftermarket cooler already attached/ have any reccomendations on a particular company.
Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 7:53 am
HIS makes a version with a nice cooler
I use a Saphire x1900xtx with the stock cooler. It works well when not overclocking but it makes a bit of noise!
Basically the stock cooler is good enough if your not overclocking!
Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:33 am
would you be willing to go water cooled?
Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:07 am
The Arctic Cooling Accelero X2
has been a pretty popular choice for the X1900 cards. I am using the Evercool VC-RHC
on a X1900GT and it works quite well and is prettymuch silent.
Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:16 am
I have the Arctic Cooling Accelero X2 and while it lowers GPU temperatures it increases case temperature and also blows hot air straight down on the 'southbridge' on many popular boards. It didn't make more than a 2-4C difference on my ATI X1900XTX, so not sure it's worth it.
Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:42 am
Apoptosis wrote:would you be willing to go water cooled?
I've never even mounted a cpu soooooo I'm going to say no out of fear that I'll mess up a brand new system/ probably cheaper anyways. I have no doubt that is the superior option, i'm just too nub.