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aftermarket 4890 cooler (crossfire)

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Fez_uk, 21 Feb 2010.

  1. Fez_uk

    Associate

    Joined: 19 May 2009

    Posts: 12

    Hi guys, I run asus eah4890s in crossfire but one of my fans is started to fail causing a very annoying vibration (so much so I have had to take it out). I have confirmed it's the fan and not the case etc.

    I had a search on the forum but no one in the same predicament as me. Well not in the searches i did.

    I bought some Akasa AK-VC03's for both of my cards but they are so cheap and nasty. Also there is no cooling for the FET chips and one came with missing screws...

    Anyway after that flop I want to buy something a little better that should last longer and not look like a drinks bottle. ;)

    Could anyone reccomend me a aftermarket cooler for my 4890s that won't be too thick to still allow me to run them in crossfire?

    I can see the Akasa AK-VC05 being too thick (5.5cm) and the others are not compatible.

    Cheers in advance.
     
  2. demonfatality

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    Joined: 15 Jul 2009

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  3. Colossus

    Hitman

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 550

    Location: Berkshire

    Depending on your case and moding skills Arctic Cooling Accelero S1's are probably the best you can get for the money.

    You will need to fidget with the VRM sinks though and have a fan nicely placed to blow over them.
     
  4. demonfatality

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    Posts: 368

  5. Fez_uk

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    Joined: 19 May 2009

    Posts: 12

    Thanks demonfatality for posting random coolers but I doubt they will fit in crossfire mode. Also the first one would also need fans blowing onto them.

    Colossus thanks for the heads up, the s1's could be an option but they seem very thick and I would have to mod a fan to the side of the card. I might have to look into buying a larger mobo and case.

    Is there a standard spacing for crossfire pci-e slots on mobos? or are some wide apart?
     
    Last edited: 21 Feb 2010
  6. DarkWhisper

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    Location: Nottingham