Arctic Cooling Accelero X1 VGA Cooler
Author: Matthew Fogg (PV5150)
Hardware Acquired: Arctic Cooling
So just how well did the Accelero X1 perform? One word will sum it up in a nutshell...Outstandingly! From the very start of the review, the Accelero X1 was shaping up to be something special. From the build quality; the ease of installation, and the cooling performance, right down the the competitive pricepoint (US$33 or 18 GBP R.R.P).
The Arctic Cooling NV series of VGA coolers were instrumental in bringing the possibility of extra performance and good looks to the overclocking masses; but it's time to move on. And if the Accelero X1 is anything to go by, Arctic Cooling are definitely heading in the right direction.
Whilst the cooling performance of the X1 is extraordinary especially at such a low rpm range, it's the extremely low noise output that puts it hands down, a class above the rest.
So in conclusion there really isn't a lot to dislike about the Accelero X1. Sure it's huge and the shape may not be to everyone's taste, but man it sure does perform well.
+ Brilliant cooling performance
+ Competitive pricing
+ Insanely quiet
+ Easy installation
+ Easy to clean
+ Fully SLI and BTX compatible
+ 6 year warranty.
- Shape may not be to everyones taste
- Restrictive size, small form factor PC users will find it too large which is a pity considering its efficiency.
A huge thanks goes out to Arctic Cooling for the opportunity to review the Accelero X1
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