Arctic Accelero Mono Plus VGA Cooler Review

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Aftermarket cooling for VGA cards have become less-prominent as of late, largely due to the fact that manufacturers have begun offering graphics cards with non-reference cooling solutions right out of the box.  MSI's Twin Fozr II and ASUS' DirectCU II solutions are popular and provide great thermal and acoustic performance out-of-the-box.  However, even with these upper-tier cooling solutions offered by card manufacturers, there's always room for improvement.  Arctic has been a leader in not only CPU cooling solutions, but their Accelero line of VGA coolers has also seen a great deal of success.  The Accelero mono is a single-fan revision, which is different than the multi-fan coolers the Accelero line is known for.

 

Overview

The Accelero Mono PLUS is equipped with a universal mounting mechanism, offers full support to a broad range of graphic cards. A 120 mm PWM fan and five heatpipes provide an ultimate cooling performance and a virtually silent environment at all times.

 

Specifications

Max. Cooling Capacity 200 Watts
Heatpipe Ø 6 mm x 5
Heatsink Material Aluminum fins x 43, thickness 0.4 mm
Fan (mm) 120 mm, 400 - 1,500 RPM (controlled by PWM)
Bearing Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Noise Level 0.4 Sone
Current, Voltage 0.08A - 0.13A, 4.2V - 12.0V
Dimensions (Product) 136 (L) x 138 (W) x 51 (H) mm
Net Weight 348 g
Heatsink 26 pcs
G-1 Thermal Glue (2.0 g Grey Compound) 1 bag
G-1 Thermal Glue (2.0 g White Compound) 1 bag
Mixing Wand 1 pc
VGA Bracket 1 pc
4-Pin Fan Power Adapter 1 pc
Limited Warranty years

*Product information and specifications provided by Arctic.

 

 

Superior Cooling Performance

The Accelero Mono PLUS operates at a maximum cooling capacity of 200 Watts. It is equipped with a 120 mm PWM fan and five heatpipes that dissipate a large amount of heat instantly. It ensures that the VGA graphic card can run under optimal temperature for an extended service life.

 

Enhanced RAM and VR Cooling

To achieve ultimate cooling efficiency, the Accelero Mono PLUS comes with an electrically non-conductive thermal glue G-1 to apply on the RAM and the VR heatsink. Compared to traditional thermal tapes and pads, the G-1 provides a far better thermal conductivity and can be removed without leaving any residues behind.

 

Virtually Silent

Operated by a low noise impeller enclosed in a patented fan holder to reduce the buzzing sound when the fan is spinning, the Accelero Mono PLUS is barely audible even running at full load. To enable minimum noise level at all circumstances, the PWM controller enables the fan to run at the optimal speed according to the load generated by the GPU. 

 

Multi-Compatible*

The Accelero Mono PLUS comes with a versatile mounting mechanism and extensive RAM and VR cooling to better suit different graphic cards.

 *The compatibility list is based on AMD Radeon and NVIDIA's reference board layout only.

Packaging

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Arriving in Arctic's typical "shrink-wrapped" plastic packaging, you get a good look at what you're buying before opening.  Mounting hardware for a vast array of graphics cards, thermal paste "glue" for the heatsinks, 26 aluminum heatsinks of varying sizes, and a 4-pin molex fan adapter are included in addition to the cooler.

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# Lineal 2013-01-31 12:06
Just a little comment :
The i5 3770k doesn't exist :D
 
 
# Evan H 2013-01-31 12:17
Quoting Lineal:
Just a little comment :
The i5 3770k doesn't exist :D


Good catch! I'll fix my fumbly-fingers mistake.

Thanks!