I have two XFX HD 5870's running in crossfire on a Gigabyte EX58-UD5 motherboard. When gaming I have the fans set high and the noise from the fans is terrible. I recently bought 2 Zalman VF3000A aftermarket coolers. I pulled both video cards out and removed the stock coolers. I installed one of the Zalmans on the first video card and installed it back in the computer for a test run... Everything went fine until I looked for the slot for the second video card. Guess what???? The new cooler covers it. Nothing on the box stated that is cooler takes up a total of 3 bays including the one for the video card. Much to my surprise all other coolers I looked at requred 3 bays... I 've looked at other Zalman, Artic Cooling, Thermalright and Thermaltake. None of these are 2 bay coolers (including the video cards) Any thoughts???? Thanks in advance.....
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I haven't seen a true 2 bay aftermarket cooler yet cept watercooling
Just about all of the aftermarket gpu heatsinks turn out to be huge beasts.
Out of curiosity, which pc case do you have? How is the ventilation, airflow, and case cooling?