It is currently Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:23 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 VGA Cooler
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:16 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:42 am
Posts: 232
Location: EU
GT240 DDR5 holds it's value... if you are building hackintosh (no games) - because it works natively out-of-the-box with HDMI sound. And it's a great (cheap) card to pair with cheap CPU like G3220 - since it's integrated GPU does not work in OS X. This is the combo that handles single task work as good as i5. And you would have been surprised how many "professional" grade graphic software utilises single (or 2 at most) cores for the most of the tasks.

Plus... I've bought S2 for $10 ( I couldn't pass the opportunity :D ) and have no better use for it.

I was thinking about buying the cheapest no-name GTX750 and switch the heatsink for this S2. But the cheapest 750 I can find it still $80 - and why bother if there is no real difference between 240 and 750 in everyday use (no 3D).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 VGA Cooler
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:18 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:03 am
Posts: 576
Location: Sweden
VERiON wrote:
... I was wondering if S2 would fit without the card in my hand...
The mounting holes will fit, no doubt. The S2 doesn't even have any fixed holes, but mounting "arms" for the screws Edit: This is wrong! I was thinking about a chipset cooler I had way back... that will fit just about any configuration.

The possible issues are:
1. The GPU being placed too close towards the motherboard or rear to give sufficient clearance. (Might be a problem if it's a physically small card.)
2. Graphics ports intruding in space required by the cooler. (Might be a problem if it requires two slots.)

My guess is that none of this apply, but you really need at least a picture of the actual graphics card to exclude nr 2 and the actual card or its schematics to exclude nr 1.


Last edited by Olle P on Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:00 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 VGA Cooler
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:37 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:42 am
Posts: 232
Location: EU
S2 does have fixed holes - mine looks the same as the one reviewed by SPCR.
I've just measured - mounting holes pitch is: 38mm, 43mm, and 48mm

Plus my GT240 (ASUS DDR5) has larger mounting holes pitch - 53mm. So I can't use S2.
But it really doesn't mater because it wouldn't fit in case anyway - total height (card with mounting S2) is 155mm - and my case allows only for 150mm height cards.


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 VGA Cooler
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:49 pm
Posts: 1609
Location: UK
Maybe find an old CPU heatsink, drill a few holes and screw it on? I've done this a number of times with Athlon XP, Pentium 4 era heatsinks which have nice flat bases and also just for a laugh I have put a 120mm nameless tower heatsink on a Geforce FX5950 Ultra. It's worth trying if you have the parts kicking round...

_________________
Raijintek Metis: i5-6400, Scythe Ninja 4, Asus Z170i Pro Gaming, 8Gb RAM, GTX 950, Crucial 250Gb M.2, Seasonic X-400


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group