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Arctic Builds 'Hybrid III-140' Liquid Graphics Card Cooler With 140 mm Radiator

Up until now, if you wanted a powerful cooler for graphics cards from Arctic, you'd be stuck with one of its more traditional air-cooled radiators. Of course, you would be able to go with the Accelero Hybrid II-120, but for some real power, the air-cooled units still did better. That tide may be turning, however, as Arctic has now announced its Accelero Hybrid III-140.

Compared to its smaller brother, the new unit ups the radiator size and adds different heatsinks for each model graphics card, and adds a small fan. These improvements are all to ensure that its memory and VRMs also get adequately cooled, and that the GPU gets a little more cooling power.

The main loop features a 140 mm radiator, with a 140 mm fan mounted over it, along with a GPU block with a pump built in. This loop cools only the GPU, which is then assisted by a rear-mounted heatsink, and a heatsink mounted on the card's VRM and memory on the opposite side. An additional 80 mm fan is included to help that process.

Arctic did not give all the specifications for both fans but did indicate that the smaller 80 mm fan can spin at speeds between 600 and 2000 RPM with PWM control, that the larger fan will draw up to 0.26 A, and that the sound level can be as high as 0.3 sone (which roughly translates to somewhere between 22-23 dBA), although it isn't clear which fan that is for, or if it is for both fans combined.

Pricing for the unit sits at $119.99, which includes one choice of heatsink. When you put the product into your basket while shipping on Arctic's website, you can choose from a heatsink for Nvidia's GTX 770, GTX 780, GTX 980, GTX 980 Ti, AMD's R9 280(X), R9 290(X), or a generic unit. Chances are that more options will come available in due time.

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  • SylentVyper
    Wow, a model for a 770 but not a 970?
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  • junkeymonkey
    I don't know ? the spec sheet all over the place

    in compatibility it don't show the 980it but it shows the 970 ??

    then down in shipping info it shows the 980ti but not the 970 ??

    http://www.arctic.ac/us_en/accelero-hybrid-iii-140.html


    should just say ''keep fingers crossed ''
    i'll just stick with evga's hybrid - it seems to do a fine job right out of the box - no mess no fuss
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  • Beginner-PC-01
    Nice graphic card :)
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  • turkey3_scratch
    I never got the point of buying a GPU cooler for $120. Why not just spend $120 on a stronger GPU?
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  • alidan
    I never got the point of buying a GPU cooler for $120. Why not just spend $120 on a stronger GPU?

    because if you have one of the stronger/strongest gpus this is it.
    keep in mind, replacing the cooler on a gpu is more for sound than it is for headroom, my little brother uses a custom loop, there is literally no noise at all from the computer when its in use, above background noise... he has 3 b gear 100+cfm fans attached to it, though they go through a fan controller so they aren't making their full 35db of noise.
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  • infinitemerald
    You could easily buy a HG10/Kraken G10 for $30-40, a AIO, and a few Copper heatsinks for the VRM for <$5.

    $75 for 120mm, or $100 for 240mm.

    For this, you're not paying extra for pre-fitted cooling as you still have to attach it to your block, and you're probably not paying extra for better cooling or sound either. This product serves next to no purpose now. A year or two ago, maybe but definitely not now.
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  • infinitemerald
    (Duplicate, pls tell me how to delete)
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  • infinitemerald
    (Duplicate post, pls tell me how to delete)
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  • infinitemerald
    Using my phone to use Toms was a bad idea.
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  • rubix_1011
    I always laugh when I see these closed loop coolers smacked onto GPUs...no thank you. Either do it right with good air or do it right with good water...not a half-ass frankenstein so users can just say 'look, I have watercooling'. It's like calling your Honda Civic with a giant wing and stock engine a 'race car'.
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