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Hey guys, I am building a new rig based on a dual Asus HD 7970 config, with the triple slot coolers.
I like the fact that I have a lot of heatsink space to cool it, but the size is an issue.

I am using the ASRock X79 Extreme motherboard, and I need the bottom PCI-E slot for a wireless card, which obviously can't go elsewhere.
Can I get like a dual-slot Asus cooler to fit the 7970 board?

Do any of the 78x0 coolers fit it?

I would like an Asus cooler to fit the theme, but I can just swap both the cards for MSI or Sapphire ones, I like the look of both, and if it goes down that direction which one has better value, and is more durable etc.?


Cheers,
Sean
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I don't believe the 78x0 coolers would fit. I have a 7870 and i believe the pcb is different to the 7970. I think with the Asus 3 slot cooler you would have a hot card being so close to each other. I would grab the Sapphire cards or any that are 2 slot. Just my 2cents.gif
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Windows 10 pro Samsung 26" LCD Logitec 520 (wireless) Corsair TX 750 
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Intel c2d e7400 xFx 750i sli ext. Evga 660 sc Kingston ddr2 800 
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Okay, thank you, I shall have a look at what I can get.
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