Cooler for HD4870

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by msmth928, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. msmth928 macrumors regular

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    Which cooler do you recommend for the HD 4870?

    I just got my Mac Pro and while it's not dreadfully noisy, I can hear the gpu fan, it hums a bit.

    I've seen the Thermalright T-Rad2 VGA Coolers - but are they any good for the Ati cards that ship from Apple?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    I've seen a test with the Arctic Cooling dual Fan unit. That seems to work very well.
     
  3. aibo macrumors 6502

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    I've heard good things about the Accelero S1 Rev 2 (fanless).
    Not sure if the mounts will cause any clearance issues in a Mac Pro. Space is pretty tight directly behind the card.
     
  4. iamcheerful macrumors 6502

    iamcheerful

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    As aibo pointed out ...
    Here's an article which you may like to check out too.
    http://www.hardmac.com/articles/265/page1

    An image borrowed from the site to show you the final outcome:
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    source: Hardmac / MacBidouille
     
  5. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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