Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 & Turbo Module ReviewMakaveli - September 26, 2007
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The Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 has thirty-two aluminum heat fins perpendicular to four copper heat pipes. You might notice that this VGA cooler seems much bigger than a normal-sized video card. That’s because Arctic Cooling designed it to be that way so that the fins could transfer the heat far away from the GPU. The Accelero S1 has black plastic advertising the product on either side, which is irremovable. The underside of the cooler is where you’ll find the point at which the heat pipes meet. Arctic Cooling has already put a strip of thermal paste on the cooler, which is great because Arctic Cooling produces some of the best thermal paste on the market.
Included with the Accelero S1 are the installation instructions, male and female mounting clips, eight RAM heat sinks, two voltage regulator heat spreaders, and a PCI slot vent. The PCI slot vent goes in the slot below the video card so that the heat from the fins is escorted out of the case.
The Arctic Cooling Turbo Module consists of two 80mm, 1500 RPM fans that are connected as one unit. Included with the fans is a 3-pin fan to 4-pin Molex converter, installation instructions, and the famous Arctic Cooling sticker.
Now let's install both of these products and see how well they affect the video card's temperature!