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Can the accellero do what it says?

Soldato
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My 4870 is far too loud at the moment and I am looking at 3rd party coolers.

I am just looking at the accelero S1 rev 2 and it claims to be able to passively cool a 4870, Can it? That seems like a very bold statement.

There doesn't seem like anywhere to mount a fan either if I did need a bit of extra air flow.

Is it worth the purchase?
 
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It possibly could in a very very very well ventilated case.

The arctic cooling accelero twin turbo is worth a look, it's basically the S1 but with dual fans included. I ran one on my 4870 with no hassle, great temps and much quieter than the stock job.
 
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I'm running one on my 4870 passive and max load temps in furmark are around 72C. However I do have a 120mm intake fan pretty close to it.

If you need the extra airflow alot of people use zip ties to strap a 120mm fan directly to it. Still one of the best performing gpu coolers if you do this. Here is a link to a very old thread about it.

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17904825&highlight=accelero+rev.2

If you don't want the hassle just buy the twin turbo. Like said above it is an S1 but slightly smaller.
 
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