Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 - Passive Graphics Cooler

Conclusion

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.


Editors Choice Award Innovation Award

Pro's

+ Great Cooling
+ Totally passive solution
+ Great looking
+ Easy to install

Con's

- 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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21-05-2007, 11:26:49

FarFarAway
GFX card too hot? Annoyed at fan noise?

Arctic Cooling may have a solution

21-05-2007, 11:32:14

DavidT
Awesome Review

And WOW, 37C using an entirely passive cooler? That's pretty damn nice!

How heavy is that thing btw? I looks like it would put a lot of stress on the card.

21-05-2007, 11:35:17

FarFarAway
I know I was quite honestly shocked. I had to check and double check the figures

21-05-2007, 11:35:28

Ham
Jeeze thats big. You rekon it could cope with the load of an 8800 though kemp? Maybe if you added a fan?

21-05-2007, 11:36:41

FarFarAway
Well the S1 has 4 heatpipes and an add-in fan module so i would guess you'd be ok.

21-05-2007, 23:41:54

PV5150
Wow that is insanely large, but awesome temps. Great review as usual Kemp

20-12-2007, 15:34:28

fenacv
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