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Is there an aftermarket fan for a GTX 470 that cools at least as well as the stock cooler, but is no taller than the stock heatsink?

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I have 2x GTX 470s in SLI. The bottom card has a Scythe 2 (which works great, btw), but the top card has the stock cooler because there is literally maybe 0.5 of a centimeter between the bottom of card one, and the top of card two.

Seeing has how the other card isn't my main card, it doesn't get that hot. In an SLI setup, the secondary card doesn't get quite as hot as the primary. For that reason, I'm not necessarily worried about having the same awesome cooling as I get with the Scythe 2, I'm just looking for a different fan to put on the card that is quieter than the stock, performs AT LEAST as well as the stock fan, and doesn't make the fan any taller than stock specs.

Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by lukeman3000 View Post

I have 2x GTX 470s in SLI. The bottom card has a Scythe 2 (which works great, btw), but the top card has the stock cooler because there is literally maybe 0.5 of a centimeter between the bottom of card one, and the top of card two.
Seeing has how the other card isn't my main card, it doesn't get that hot. In an SLI setup, the secondary card doesn't get quite as hot as the primary. For that reason, I'm not necessarily worried about having the same awesome cooling as I get with the Scythe 2, I'm just looking for a different fan to put on the card that is quieter than the stock, performs AT LEAST as well as the stock fan, and doesn't make the fan any taller than stock specs.
Any suggestions?

The card which you wanna improve cooling is a reference design i suppose, if so then there isn't much you can do w/o removing the shroud from it or replacing the stock Heat-Sink with any after market 2-Slot design coolers. EVGA had a back-plate which improved the air-flow during exhaust which resulted in 1°C ~ 3°C difference. May be you can try that here.
Edited by J.M.D - 2/5/12 at 2:59am
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD® Phenom-II x4 955 BE - Lapped | 4.14 GHz Asus M4A79T-Deluxe U3S6 [ 790FX | 10 Phase ] Galaxy GTX 470 [ Core=777 | Mem=1800 ] 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1700 MHz | NB=2800 MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Vertex-4 128 GB SSD + Hitachi 320G HDD + WD... LG-DVD±RAM | P-ATA CPU : T.R.U.E 120 Rev.C [ Lapped ] + Scythe Ult... GPU : Arctic Accelero XTREME Plus + VR003 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Fans : 5 x Xigma 120mm | X-Silent 140mm | CM 200mm Win 8 Pro-MC - 64bit SAMSUNG SA350 24" LED [ 1080p ] Microsoft SIdeWinder x6 Gaming Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
SeaSonic ® S12D-850 Watts [80+ Silver | DC-to-DC] Cooler Master™ - HAF 922 [ Xtreme Modded ] Microsoft Optical Standard ednet 
AudioAudioAudioOther
SC: Auzen X-Fi™ Prelude + LME49710HA Op-amp SP: Logitech™ Z-5500 Digital 5.1 [ Modded ] FiiO™ E5 Head-Phone Amp + SoundMagic MP-21 in-ear TIM : Cool-Laboratory Liquid Ultra & Tuniq-TX 4 
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