Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo VGA Cooler ReviewTheScavenger -
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I got my first unobstructed look at the Twin Turbo after I removed the heatsink from its packaging. The superior design and build quality of the cooler is exactly what I have come to expect from Arctic Cooling. The overall layout of the Twin Turbo is similar to Arctic Cooling's other VGA coolers as well. The smoke-colored fan shroud, housing two 80mm fans, is very attractive, as is the layout of the four copper heatpipes. The fan shroud also has two product identifying stickers on it.
Since the Twin Turbo measures 54mm tall, it will occupy 3 PCI slots when installed. A heatsink this tall might interfere with adjacent PCI-E slots on certain motherboards. Take this into consideration when installing an SLI or CrossFire setup. Arctic Cooling's own MX-2 thermal paste is pre-applied to the heatsink surface. The heatpipes and heatisnk base are both solidly constructed and show no obvious machine marks. On a side note, when the Twin Turbo is installed on an RV770 based graphics card, the fan's power cord is excessively long.
The accessories include detailed multi-lingual instructions, 2 vented PCI slot brackets, a Molex fan power adapter and mounting hardware. The Twin Turbo's mounting hardware is contained in a zip-loc bag. Four small screws and washers are provided to attach the base-plate to the printed circuit board.
The Twin Turbo is also packaged with 8 memory heatsinks and 4 voltage regulator heatsinks. Both sets of heatinks are constructed of aluminum and are backed with thermal tape to promote adhesion with the video card.