Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 - Passive Graphics Cooler

A Closer Look - the cooler itself

The Cooler - Arctic Cooling Accelero S2

The cooler is pretty huge it has to be said. The older Arctic Cooling solutions were more wide than high but this beasty is pretty tall and you should certainly check if you have a smaller case to make sure it will fit.

Having said that it is also pretty good looking for a cooler and stands out when installed.

arctic cooling silncer s2 rear arctic cooling accelero s2

arctic cooling accelero s2 height

As you can see there are two copper heatpipes that reach right to the top of the cooler extending from the base where they go into a solid copper base 2.4mm thick. The fins have a large surface area for heat dissipation, with adequate (case) airflow.

The only complaint I would really have is that the plastic top and bottom add-ons are a little..well: tacky for want of a better word. It's not a huge complaint but it's worth noting

arctic cooling accelero s2

As you can see (apart from my clumsy fingermark), the thermal paste is pre-applied to the base of the cooler and looks to be good stuff. I am using this it is as standard in the review so we get a good idea of what the cooler is like when used in a "straight out of the box" situation.

NB: I did re-smooth the paste over before installing!

The finish on the cooler looks to be pretty decent although bearing in mind I could only get a picture of part of it as the paste was in the way.

arctic cooling accelero s2 base

Although the base looks small compared to the large bases of a CPU cooler I think it looks like it could do the trick.

Let's get it installed and do some testing.
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Most Recent Comments

21-05-2007, 11:32:14

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.Quote

21-05-2007, 11:35:17

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

21-05-2007, 11:35:28

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

21-05-2007, 11:36:41

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

21-05-2007, 23:41:54

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

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