Best Ati 5770 Air cooler?

They make noise, too.

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Which is more sexy? Accelero L2, Thermalright V2 or Therm. HR-03 A?

Poll ended at Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:31 pm

Accelero L2
2
8%
Themalright V2 - Copper pimps, remember that.
1
4%
Thermalright HR-03 Revision A
4
16%
Accelero S1 version 2 - only if it requires CUTTING but not pipe bending.
3
12%
I don't own any of these, I don't own a 5770, I would like to lie and say I do to be in the poll.
15
60%
 
Total votes: 25

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Best Ati 5770 Air cooler?

Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:31 pm

Trying to decide. I might have to dismantle my water system as it wont move with me easily and to a fancy, pricey, NYCity craphole apartment.

taking a poll!

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Post by ame » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:20 pm

I'm thinking of getting 5770 for my next build + I already have a brand new S1. Seen a thread about cutting and bending and it seems quite easy.

I wouldn't be thinking of this if I didn't have the S1 though.

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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:37 pm

yeah. bending a heatpipe im a bit nervous about. I would hate to kink it and make it useless. I haven't seen or read a clear explanation about it. I am guessing it probably is the best way to go as it allows for lots of space between fins. I guess.... the others might be just as well. I do like the idea of the 2 Arctic cooling fans stuck on. They would cool the mosfets, the things that make the whole card use less wattage and run cooler. In my opinion, they are more important than the cpu being a few degrees higher.

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Post by Flanker » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:24 am

i wish all the new cards in the future will sit the gpu further away from the I/O of the card :(
having an awesome HSF that doesn't work without mutilating it first is quite depressing...

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Post by Parappaman » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:09 am

It seems my answer is the only serious one here. Good! :lol:
The L2 is maybe the quietest fanned heatsink I ever had my hands on, so I'm voting for it.

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Post by pony-tail » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:11 am

I have the 5770 (a Sapphire ) it is a pretty good card !
I would go for the TR. HR03 revA If I could get one . They seem very scarce on the ground around my neck of the woods ( Brisbane AU )

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Post by BlackWhizz » Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:52 am

I'd go for a HD5770 with the backpanel connectors next to eachother (not on top of eachother). With a setsugen (with fanflip) on low. Fan is inaudible and the VRM's get cooled.

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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:33 am

setsugen?

hm. lots of good comments :) THis is my first air system in many years so I really have no experience with air since my ati 9800 all in wonder pro


I dont think that setsugen fits 5770. sucks right?

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Post by BlackWhizz » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:12 am

~El~Jefe~ wrote:setsugen?

hm. lots of good comments :) THis is my first air system in many years so I really have no experience with air since my ati 9800 all in wonder pro


I dont think that setsugen fits 5770. sucks right?
Scythe Setsugen? It will fit, but you need to have a card which doesnt have stacked backpanel connectors. Thats the man reason why so much coolers dont fit.

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Post by psyopper » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:16 am

BlackWhizz wrote:
Scythe Setsugen? It will fit, but you need to have a card which doesnt have stacked backpanel connectors. Thats the man reason why so much coolers dont fit.
This is the first I've heard of this concept. What are "stacked backpanel connectors"?

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Post by BlackWhizz » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:19 am

psyopper wrote:
BlackWhizz wrote:
Scythe Setsugen? It will fit, but you need to have a card which doesnt have stacked backpanel connectors. Thats the man reason why so much coolers dont fit.
This is the first I've heard of this concept. What are "stacked backpanel connectors"?
See this picture:
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See those DVI connectors? They are on top of eachother. I mean that with stacked backpanel connectors.

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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:52 pm

OHhhhh.. ok. Hey, I was wondering if I could cut them off. I never will use more than one display. hm. Lil snip snip makes the day grow shorter?

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Post by BlackWhizz » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:43 pm

~El~Jefe~ wrote:OHhhhh.. ok. Hey, I was wondering if I could cut them off. I never will use more than one display. hm. Lil snip snip makes the day grow shorter?
Wouldnt try it. Just get another card which has no stacked connectors. asus CuCore, PowerColor has one. MSI Hawk is also good for aftermarket coolers.

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Post by psyopper » Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:52 am

Ahhh... I was thiking it was something on the backside of the card that interfered with the backplate installation, not the actual outputs.

None of the reference cards will take an aftermarket cooler very well, the socket is too close to the rear of the case. It does look as though many of the non-reference design cards will do just dandy with one. Look for cards where the center of the chip/socket is at least 2/3 back on the PCIe pins:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814127490
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814129150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814121363
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814125309
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150462
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814127476
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814131326
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814161317

Some of these already have excellent coolers, the MSI Hawk comes to mind, first in the list. I listed it to as an example of board design.

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Post by Jay_S » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:05 am

As of yesterday, the Hawk is also the cheapest (after rebate) Newegg offering with a 4-pin PWM fan header. The really inexpensive models appear to have 2-pin fan headers based on Newegg's pictures. This may or may not be important to you.

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Post by psyopper » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:41 pm

The Asus CuCore is nice because it's got a supporting bracket tied into the rear panel bracket to help support the extra weight of an aftermarket cooler.

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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:32 pm

Yeah, I wish I waited at times, then other times I am glad i didnt. The card will ultimately go on the WC system I am thinking now.

It would be nice to get a 120mm and a big heatsink though. I could make my system more transportable.

performance wise, the card is awesome.

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Post by coolhand » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:28 am

I have the Sapphire Vapor X pictured above (HD5750 version) I cant seem to find a quiet cooler solution that will fit. anyone ???

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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:16 am

so far It's almost dead even voting on the coolers. Didnt expect that.

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Post by alecmg » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:53 am

I have a 5770 and L2 and I voted weeks back. What else can I do? :)
The Accelero L2 is quiet but not silent like S1rev2 was on my previous card.

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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:04 pm

Well. I am looking for quite near silence. what about the L2 isnt?

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Post by bozar » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:35 pm

If you are going for cooling-performance and are unwilling to cut in a Accelero S1, HR03 is the way to go. It performs poorly without a fan but excellent with a slow running fan and this makes it really easy for you to decide how much noise you are willing to endure by choosing a proper fan.

The L2 is no performance-cooler and comes with a included fan, Arctic Cooling's fans aren't that great, you can definitively get a much quieter one from Nexus or Scythe.

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Post by ame » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:48 pm

bozar wrote:If you are going for cooling-performance and are unwilling to cut in a Accelero S1, HR03 is the way to go. It performs poorly without a fan but excellent with a slow running fan and this makes it really easy for you to decide how much noise you are willing to endure by choosing a proper fan.

The L2 is no performance-cooler and comes with a included fan, Arctic Cooling's fans aren't that great, you can definitively get a much quieter one from Nexus or Scythe.
I agree with everything but the BOLD statement. AC fans ARE great. I have a few. both 92 and 120.
Their hydrodynamic bearing is quiet and they work for years without getting louder. they Undervolt very low and easy. I have 1 in my main system right next to a Slipsteam and the AC is quieter

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Post by rocketJeff » Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:57 am

I have a Sapphire 5770 with TR HR-03 revA in 'reverse' installation so my CPU fan on the Ninja RevB can provide some airflow. No modification was necessary and installation was a piece of cake.

With the CPU fan going at 300rpm, the card stays at 36C, then under Furmark burning load, the fan speed increases to 950rpm and the card maxes out at 58C.

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Post by ryboto » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:53 am

Does anyone know if a T-Rad2 will fit a 5770 v2? My S1 fits just fine, so I assume the same should be true for the T-Rad2.

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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:35 pm

rocketJeff wrote:I have a Sapphire 5770 with TR HR-03 revA in 'reverse' installation so my CPU fan on the Ninja RevB can provide some airflow. No modification was necessary and installation was a piece of cake.

With the CPU fan going at 300rpm, the card stays at 36C, then under Furmark burning load, the fan speed increases to 950rpm and the card maxes out at 58C.
wow. that's a lot of performance from that cooler. that is how I will roll I think.

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Post by Mats » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:26 pm

THERMALRIGHT $PITFIRE FTW.

Because it's heavy, expensive, doesn't use any slot space and is oversized for a 5770.

I know you'd love it, jefe. Oh and you don't have to bend any fins or pipes, however you will bend your card if you don't secure it properly.

No I don't have one.

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Post by ~El~Jefe~ » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:16 pm

spitfire? hm.

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Post by Tzupy » Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:49 am

Wouldn't the Spitfire interfere with any large tower CPU cooler?
Maybe it could fit with a Minja?

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Post by BlackWhizz » Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:56 am

Tzupy wrote:Wouldn't the Spitfire interfere with any large tower CPU cooler?
Maybe it could fit with a Minja?
It would. Youre better off if you take a spitfire with a top-down CPU cooler.

I wonder how those coolers will mount if you're in a CrossFire situation.

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