Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 - Passive Graphics Cooler
Published: 21st May 2007 | Source: Arctic Cooling | Price: |Conclusion
The Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 is an impressive cooler. Although the card we chose to review it on was only an X1600 Pro, we saw temperature drops of around 10°C on the stock solution.
The fact that it is totally silent means that you don't have to worry about noise at all which is not only impressive but also very reassuring. The only thing I would say to do before you decide to go grab one of these for your card is to check height and adequate airflow through your case. Other than that it's a no-brainer - I'm finding it hard to say why you shouldn't get one for your card.
At around £16 (only found them at OCUK), the S2 is in a very nice price bracket for you to pick up from your local friendly e-tailer.
On a more practical note the cooler is very large and also dual slot - so look out if you need those ports close to your GPU.
I am not hesitating in giving the Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 an Editor's Choice Award and an Innovation Award for a silent solution to what can often be a rather noisy problem.
+ Great Cooling
+ Totally passive solution
+ Great looking
+ Easy to install
- Could be too big for your case
- Needs good airflow
- Slightly plastic feel to parts
Thanks to Arctic Cooling for providing the review sample
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