Arctic Accelero XTREME Plus II VGA cooler
Posted by: editor on: 24.01.2012 12:25:24 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
At the start of this review I questioned if Arctic can keep its focus on cooling whilst also manufacturing other components including gaming headsets etc. I am pleased to say that actually, Yes, Arctic has been able to keep focus – the AC Accelero XTREME Plus II is everything I had hoped for in a cooler; quiet, cool and effective, outperforming the stock cooler quite considerably (nearly halving the delta temperature on “auto” setting). At £50 it is also much cheaper than a watercooling setup, which I can’t imagine would provide that much of a benefit over this solution (until I get a waterblock for my GTX580 for review, I guess we’ll have to wait in wonder!).
- Quiet effective cooling
- Compatible with most modern GPU’s
- Simplistic and appealing design
- BIG – may not fit in some smaller cases (but is no bigger than my GTX580 anyway)
- Have to use thermal glue – which has very specific installation instructions
Reality Check: Is your GTX580 (or other modern card) running a bit hot? Wanting to lower those temps in hope to overclock a bit? The Arctic Accelero XTREME Plus II is brilliant for the money, and may also see your rig becoming a bit quieter too.
Reviewed by Snubbsy
Thanks to Arctic for supplying the sample for review