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Spire Announces SkyMax GPU Cooler With 3 Fans, 5 Heatpipes

According to the manufacturer, the cooler was designed for up to 180W GPU designs from AMD and Nvidia, including the Radeon 6900/6800, 5800 and 4800 series as well as the GeForce GTX/GTS series ranging from the GTS 250 to GTX580 as well as 7800, 7900, 8800, 9600 and 9800 series of GPUs. Spire "guarantees" a swift heat transfer from the graphics processor to the three fans.

The SkyMax - SP286S1-V1-PWM includes two 80 mm and one 90 mm fan that are capable of shifting 36.5 cubic feet of air per minute (cfm). Spire rates the device at a MTBF of 30,000 hours and offers a 3 year warranty. The maximum noise level emitted by the cooler is 22.0 dBA. The suggested retail price of the SkyMax is $59.99 and includes mounting brackets, bolts and clips, insulators, washers and screws.

  • nevertell
    My twin frozr servees me well enough as it is.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    Is this not compatible for the AMD 7000 series? That would seem like a step backwards, to me.
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  • SchizoFrog
    JOSHSKORNIs this not compatible for the AMD 7000 series? That would seem like a step backwards, to me.As those cards are brand new, they probably haven't had time to confirm but as far as I know the PCB of stock 7xxx series cards are virtually the same as 6xxx cards so it should fit the majority if not all stock boards. nVidia's new cards are also not mentioned either.
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  • elcentral
    i feel they try to hard to cram in ewery micro space for cooling the chipp. i cinda feel its simpler and better to get a closed water cooled chip instead. altho the money do burn faster if you do : (
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  • americanbrian
    It doesn't seem to have an area for the gRAM to contact the h/s (with pads). Therefore a no go for me. The RAM needs cooled too.
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  • Nerdbox87
    Absolute ripoff of the Arctic Cooling range.....
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  • CaedenV
    for $10 more you can get the much better, much quieter Zalman (only problem is that it only comes in green... really, what were they thinking): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118094

    $25 more you get a near silent Arctic Cooling (granted the ram heatsinks get it bad reviews, but the cooler itself is epic): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186048

    The only advantage to this new one is if it happens to be thin enough to run SLi or xFire on a normally spaced mobo, which the other 2 cannot.
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  • hellfire24
    Still i would take MSi Twinfrozer III!
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  • Bones2525
    I just bought an MSI Twin Frozr II 6870, shoulda gone with a regular PCB.
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  • hellfire24
    ^WTF?
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