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Accelero S2 fits 4770?

Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 7:23 am
by Tzupy
I'd like to know if the Accelero S2 (NOT S1, I already know it doesn't fit), would fit the new 4770 card. Thank you in advance.
Since the GPU socket is so much to the left, I fear even the S2 wouldn't properly fit without major tinkering, which I want to avoid.
Otherwise I believe I would have to cut about 1 cm off the left side of the S1 I already have to make it fit the 4770.

Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 8:02 am
by sampo
Accelero compatibility:

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/downloads ... clros2.pdf

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/downloads ... oS1_r2.pdf

S1 and S2 are measure about the same in gpu to left side length.

Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 8:40 am
by edh
Having had an S1 and an S2 I can tell you that the S2 will not help you in this circumstance, they have the same left hand overhang as sampo said. Trimming down the metal is the solution. I would use an S1 in preference on a card of this power.

Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 5:52 am
by Tzupy
Thanks for the replies. I feared this was the case, well... tough luck.
I'll wait then for a custom PCB 4770 with 1GB RAM and hope it will have the GPU moved to the right.

Posted: Thu May 14, 2009 11:46 pm
by fanerman91
edh,
When you say it's better to use in S1, are you talking about passive cooling? I have an S2 and would like to get this card (and am willing to trim the S2). With a 120mm fan blowing (slowly and quietly, of course) on the S2, would that be sufficient cooling for the 4770?

Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 5:16 am
by Tzupy
IMO it would cool the 4770 GPU very well.
But I would chose a 4770 with *all* stock components, those having fewer VRM phases may be tricky.