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)
Thanks in advance.....