Arctic Accelero Xtreme III VGA Cooler Review

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The Accelero Xtreme III (Cont’d)

Figure 8 shows the bottom of the heatsink, where the heatpipes and the base of the cooler are fully visible. The thermal compound comes preapplied on the copper base.

Arctic Accelero Xtreme IIIFigure 8: Bottom view

In Figure 9, you can see the heatsink of the Xtreme III with the fans removed. There are actually three heatsinks here: the middle one connected directly to the base of the cooler, and two side heatsinks connected to the base through the five heatpipes.

Arctic Accelero Xtreme IIIFigure 9: Heatsink

Figure 10 reveals the inner side of the frame where the three 92 mm PWM fans are located. Notice that the fan cable has two connectors, allowing it to be compatible with three- or four-pin connectors usually found on video cards. You can also use the adapter that comes with the cooler, connecting the fans directly to the power supply.

Arctic Accelero Xtreme IIIFigure 10: Fans and frame

Author: Rafael Coelho

Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master's degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.

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