Arctic Cooling Accelero GPU Coolers (X1/X2)
Arctic Cooling Accelero X1 and X2
The X1 and X2 are almost identical so for that reason I?m mostly going to cover the X2 on this page.
Both coolers are packaged the same and come with a small installation leaflet; thermal memory pads; screws and washers and in the case of the X1, a memory bracket just in case you have an Nvidia card with memory on the back, like a 7800 GTX 512MB.
As you can see, this is totally different to Arctic Cooling?s Silencer range of coolers.
Performance is meant to be increased due to the use of heat pipes, of which there are three that run through all the fins.
If you can imagine, on installing this the GPU would be vertical in this image, therefore the hot air will no longer be exhausted out of the case. In fact, it blows the hot air directly onto the motherboard?
The heatsink area is quite large on the Accelero coolers, of which contains a copper base with aluminium fins. This makes it reasonably light for its size, and much lighter than the reference cooler on the X1800 XT.
The build quality is typical of Arctic Cooling products, in other words very well designed and built. The base of the cooler is not polished to a mirror finish but is even and well lapped.