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ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme III VGA Cooler - nVidia & AMD, 3 Quiet 92mm PWM Fans, SLI/CrossFire

  • Supports multiple nVidia/AMD reference-layout VGAs
  • SLI/CrossFire Compatible
  • 24dBA
  • Pre-applied MX-4 thermal compound
  • 6-Year Limited Warranty

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The Accelero Xtreme III offers superior cooling performance in silence for the fastest single GPU and a wide-range of graphic cards. With its superior performance, this cooler definitely satisfies all overclockers and enthusiasts who enjoy powerful graphic cards.

  • newegg Superior Cooling Performance Featuring three 92mm PWM fans with a maximum cooling capacity up to 300 Watts, the Accelero Xtreme III manages to transfer heat efficiently away from the GPU. Besides the 84-fin heatsink with 5 copper heatpipes, the pre-applied MX-4 thermal compound accelerates the heat dissipation process to ensure the VGA board is running under optimal temperature.
  • newegg Enhanced RAM and VR Cooling The Accelero Xtreme III comes with 31 RAM and VR heatsinks to cool your RAM and VR. This included thermal adhesive lowers RAM and VR temperature significantly and assures proper bond.
  • newegg Virtually-Silent With three PWM-controlled 92 mm fans, the Accelero Xtreme III cools efficiently and silently. Thanks to the PWM control, the fan spins according to the temperature of the GPU. This means that the fans just spin up if necessary and will rest at minimum speed otherwise. PWM settings can be modified to fix the priorities between performance and noise.
  • newegg Multi-Compatible Aside from it being CrossFire and SLI compatible, the Accelero Xtreme III comes with a versatile and interchangeable mounting mechanism along with 31 RAM and VR heatsinks to fit different models. New accessory sets will be available to make the VGA cooler compatible with future models.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 6 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 6 years
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  • anthony b.
  • 12/11/2015 4:59:17 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product

Pros: This is so far a great product with a few minor issues. The thermal adhesive in 1 of the 2 i ordered was rock solid and secondly for those with complaints read the instructions carefully or find a video on how to install it. Then DRY FIT EVERY PART ! before adhering just to make sure you use the right spacers. Also as an added bonus this kit includes a LOT of small heatsinks. My R9 270 only needed 8x of the small square ones leaving me with a lot extra (23 of them of varying sizes and shapes). Time to add a heatsink to my usb3 add in card, maybe even one in my mouse some are small enough ! Great finish on the contact point no marks very smooth may wish to use your own thermal paste if so clean carefully of course. VERY low temps went from 80+ down to 41-43 under full load and the fans are so quiet i can actually hear the power supply fan over the ones on this cooler. EXCELLENT PRODUCT ! almost kicking myself for not ordering the 4 but I dont like the backplate.

Final Pro the fans in this are VERY VERY quiet even at FULL speed. If you use VGA monitoring / overclocking software might as well leave them at 100%

Cons: BAD thermal adhesive one tube was rock solid. Instructions remind me of some furniture ive assembled. The packaging is a very annoying to open (tabs hidden at the ends) and as with all heatsinks watch your fingers they have VERY sharp fins

Other Thoughts: Buy your own thermal adhesive dont rely on the included for the smaller heatsinks as truthfully i dont trust it anymore (1 of 2 rock solid ?) also as a great FYI when installing the mounting plate stick the adhesive side of the mounting pad to the plate NOT the gpu as instructions state that way you can actually change it later.

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5 out of 5 eggsWorks!

Pros: Works Well with The Sapphire R9 290
Lane 2 GPU 100% Load 40*C!
Quite Quite Quite!

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Big adder to GPU Bulk
If your going Crossfire Recommend Liquid Cool for smaller cases.
Not enough Air Flow to Lane 1 Card to keep it Really Cool, 76*C-85*C 100% Loud, but the noise reduction is amazing!
Take your time Assembling, it not as hard a some make it out to be.

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  • Kyle C.
  • 10/24/2015 2:41:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Silent
Does a great job cooling

Cons: Large
Heavy

Other Thoughts: Replaced my stock cooler on my evga gtx 970 with this. This thing cools sooo much better it's incredible. I ran Furmark for about an hour at the high settings and it never went past 60 C. I run BF4 and GTA 5 maxed out at 1080p at 25% fan speed and can't hear it all, temps never get above 55 C in any game I've played.

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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Arctic Accelero makes one of the best coolers for graphics cards while being the quietest as well! I used the Accelero Xtreme III on my Asus Strix 980ti graphics card and it fit no problem. Able to fit up to 11mm tall copper heatsinks under the Accelero to put on mosfets and the ram. I used the Enzotech BCC9 low profile heatsinks for the ram they are the 9mm tall heatsinks and you need 12 of them. The Xtreme III cooled the GPU an additional 9-10C lower then Asus Direct CU III cooler does while being an average of 60 maybe 70% quieter. At full speed the Xtreme III is around 24 or 25db the Asus Strix is around 42-45db at full speed. You are required to get 2 packages of the Enzotech Mos-C1 heatsinks to cool down the vrm/voltage regulators as Asus DC III cooler has thermaltape on those parts and you need to cut them a little bit to get them to fit under the cooler. You can try to find some different heatsinks on frozencpu.com and performance-pcs.com has many different heatsinks to choose from. You can get them up to 11mm tall for this section with the red arrows. The perfect size is 6.5mm L x 6.5mm W x 10 or 11mm Height and the biggest heatsinks you can get is 8mm L x 8mm W x 11mm H for the red arrows area. You can use either the supplied thermal glue that comes with the Arctic Xtreme III or get Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive both work great. Make sure to allow 12-24 hours for the glue to completely dry before you use the graphics card. Also dont waste your time getting the Xtreme IV cooler as the only difference between that cooler and this Xtreme III cooler is the big backplate cooling heatsink which doesnt do much plus most graphics cards have backplates already so the big backplate heatsink from the IV wont work.

Cons: its long almost 12 inches but shouldnt be a problem with most mid and full tower cases

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  • Clark C.
  • 6/3/2015 8:32:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGot a bad one

Pros: Did not get a chance to experience any of the pros

Cons: Unfortunately I got a bad unit and it ended up causing my fan controller circuit in my video card to short thus making my 290x non usable..Cannot say for sure what exactly was wrong with the cooler...site reviews are quite high and I was looking forward to the noise reduction as well as temps but after that experience I personally wont take another chance

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  • Clark C.
  • 6/3/2015 8:27:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHad to RMA

Pros: Newegg... always the best... painless fast return.. one of the three fans was defective at minimum..

Cons: Happened to get a bad one but I still believe this to be a good product ...

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  • Nicholas M.
  • 5/23/2015 5:03:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworth every penny!

Pros: Dropped 20c
New egg tech video was a bonus
No fan noise on max rpm - stock coolers were very loud
Price for 2 was worth it.

Cons: Tight fit length - will depend on your case
Tighter fit height - don't use back plates to get them to fit
fans did not work on 1 board had to use main power plug
Fans on main power do not appear to run full rpm had order a fan controler to see
Poor instructions I mean very poor

Other Thoughts: Well worth the fun figuring out how to install, and worth it. My first gigibyte 6970 dropped 3-4c running 45% GPU to about 67c but then it has a good cooler.

My second power color 6970 I bought used online went from 85c to 67c which was the main reason I bought these cooler.

I run the fans at full speed as I don't even hear them compared to my stock jet level noise fans. Great fans.

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  • Don C.
  • 1/2/2015 7:43:18 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice but check everything 1st

Pros: Nice cooler kit, comes highly recommended and purchased on that basis. I used it on a Radeon R6970 (HD6970). Instructions that come with it are only for an nvidia card so I actually had to think for my cards customization. I had a difficult time identifying the volatge regulators on my card so I didn't using HS on them...just the GPU and memory. Been working fine for about a month. I don't overclock anyway.

Cons: Not really a con but someone should really make a standard of giving clear instructions/tutorials for these. It's 2015.

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  • juelin l.
  • 3/22/2014 10:05:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome fan!!!

Pros: Awesome fan compared to the stock one, used to be 92 C on full load of my 5870 after exchange the fan, the temperature went back to 32C on idle and 45 on full load! Quite to you wont even know the graphic card is running full load!
Awesome fan, A+++++

Cons: NP

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  • George I.
  • 3/7/2014 3:08:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works great

Pros: It keeps aging card (Sapphire 5870 2gb Eyefinity 6) cool under full load.
Moves a lot of air quietly.
Was able to install with original backplate.

Cons: Instructions are very vague. Had to google, bing & youtube the instructions. The instructions on the web-site are the exact same ones that came with cooler. Emailing the manufacture was pointless. They were just as vague as the printed instructions.

I am not sure I will be able to triple crossfire with this cooler. It takes up essentially 3 slots.

Other Thoughts: I used this cooler on a aging video card (Sapphire 5870 eyefinty 6). The Accelero Extreme 3 thermal paste comes pre-applied in a square pattern. The Sapphire 5870 2gb eyefinity 6 GPU is set in a diamond pattern. I had to wipe clean the pre-applied thermal paste and re-paste using Arctic Cooling MX4. I tried using Ceramique 2 by Arctic Silver but the MX4 proved to be better.

For me the thermal paste was far easier to work with and stronger (bonding) than the epoxy like substance that comes with acceleros other coolers.

I have a rig that is currently running 2 Sapphire 7970 6gb Ghz Vapor X Edition video cards. I plan on buying 2 of Acceleros 7970 coolers for when those cards start hitting high temps.

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