Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo II
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Christopher S., Newegg
11 December 2014
Summary: I would (and did!) go for this model over the new sealed water cooling system which Newegg labels as the "Newer Version of this Item." Too many bad reviews of leaking. Build your own water system (if you have the know how) or stick with air.
Pros: Dropped the full load temp of my XFX 7870 by 20C. This is my first time buying an aftermarket cooler for a video card. It was easy to install and the performance is great!
Cons: I have to agree with other reviewers in thinking it could use a back plate. It does bend my card slightly. With huge performance comes huge size. I have no desire to get another card for SLI so taking up the extra slots doesn't bother me.
Summary: I bought two of these because my SLI config would reach 80 C while playing games and their fans were loud any time they went over 50%. Slapped two of these guy sin and now my GPU run 50 to 60 C while the fan load is around 40%. I can't even hear the fans until they reach 70%. The only reason I haven't OC'd my cards is because the evga software would cause some random freezes in my system for some reason.
Summary: The reference cooler on the R9 290 is built to make the GPU run really hot, and as the GPU gets hot on these cards, the clock rate of the chip lowers. This cooler keeps the car much cooler and keeps the performance where it should be.
Pros: When I got a working unit, it worked great. I installed it on a R9 290 and it worked wonders. Stock cooler temps: 70 to 75 C during idle | 82 to 90 C under load. After the Accelero was installed temps: 33 - 34 C idle | 65 to 68 C under load.
Cons: The first 2 units had dead fans. Newegg RMA was quick and easy though.
Pros: Much better cooling and quieter than stock cooler. I had to clean my VGA (Radeon HD5770) regularly due to unbearable noise over time. I had to use Noise Canceling headphone to enjoy my games and movies. It was pretty annoying and finally I invested for better life. It's amazingly quieter! Comes with all possible solution for cooling situation. It came with all kinds of different parts. I thought it could be wasted but soon realized there was plenty reason for it. Chan...
Cons: The package was little weak for the price. It was nice to see inside but came with broken plastic on the outer since there was not enough padding. Included thermal paste was useless. I hope it was just me but it was all dried. It was kind of surprising since there were multiple prevention but didn't work after all. Thermal paste was inside the air tight plastic so I had to rip it off. Actual tube was sealed like a medical ointment so I had to puncture the nozzle with ...
Pros: This was for an Nvidia gyx 470 - one of the highest temp cards I have ever owned - Immediate ideal temp drop of over 15 degrees and about 20 under load. Running Furmark it was only about a 10 degree drop.
Cons: The product seems large taking up 2 PCI slots below it. Spacers should be a more solid material. Lastly the way its designed dumps hot air into your case. This was really only an issue while running furmark. Over all I'm OK with it pro's+con's
Summary: Be prepared for a little scary installation. I have been working on machines for years and doing this to my 400 dollar card made me a little nervous. Make sure you read the instructions a few times before taking everything apart. Also remember your card will have to sit for at least an hour while the glue drys.
Pros: This lowered my temps by 15 - 20 degrees. This is a huge upgrade compared to most stock coolers.
Cons: The tape included is really cheap. They could have been higher quality. Also not enough heatsinks for my video card (GTX 670 4GB) which had more ram on the other side.
Summary: Great cooler, would definitely buy again. Doesn't work great for smaller cases, however, it does the job. Seems a little overkill for my card, as it's meant to cool the higher ones. I have it plugged into the "12v" side so its at full tilt, and I can't hear it.
Pros: The Good: - Cools well, at least a 20 C drop in idle, only climbs to 51-52 C under full load on my 6850 - Quiet. I can't even hear it. I had to visually make sure the fans were in fact spinning - Despite what folks have been saying, easy (for me, at least) to install. I have a 6850 that it's fan started churning, so I replaced the whole heatsink with this. It was 4 screws, 4 grommets and patience. Took me 30 minutes from unscrewing the old heatsink to putting this thi...
Cons: The Bad - Space. This thing will add another 2 inches if you have a mid ranged card (68xx, 78xx). Wasn't an issue for me, but be wary if you have a smaller case - Will take more than two slots. It was butting up against a card for me in the third lane. Had to move the cards around to get it to work. Had to knock an egg for that, cause it's not really stated nor that apparent. If you have SLI or Crossfire, you may be moving stuff around - The connectors didn't work in ...
Summary: One of mine came broken, the handle that secures the shroud to the heatsink was cracked. Understandable since it is under immense pressure when clipped on. Why wouldn't they just make it metal clips of some kind instead? I had to use JB PlasticWeld to fix it.
Pros: 1. Alot of heat pipes 2. Twin fans 3. Excellent cooling 4. GTX 670 FTW from 75c to 63c full load
Cons: 1. Plastic shroud is secured by plastic handles not metal.
Summary: The heatsinks can be arranged however you like but for some reason they include a silly insulation tape that is for protecting the PCB. Well I had no idea where it should go, why not just give me electrical tape which is better!
Pros: 1. Quiet 2. Alot of Copper heatpipes 3. 2 fans 4. Can easily mod it for 120mm fans using zipties 5. Large aluminum fins 6. Just 1 tube of thermal glue that holds very well and takes 1 hour to cure.
Cons: 1. Handles that snap on are plastic 2. Not slim 120mm fans (why?) 3. Mechanism for securing the shroud is questionable 4. The handle that snaps over the heatsink securing the shroud was broken on one of mine so I had to go buy J-B Weld PlasticWeld. Why not make it metal or something?