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VGA Coolers interfere with SLI Bridge

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Hey all,

Hoping to find a solution for the small issue I'm having. I run two e-GeForce 8800 GTS KO 512mb cards in my rig here. I recently installed a Zalman VF1000 VGA cooling heatsink on both to drop their temps. The board I'm currently using is an EVGA 780i.

Now to the issue,

The Zalman VF1000 on the first card (top) has two small heatpipes that are directly inline with the SLI tab. The lower and second card has no problem simply since the SLI tab is above the heatpipe with regards to the setup I'm trying to complete. Are there any SLI bridges that are *not* the hard plastic? I was hoping for something like a flexible SATA-looking cable or the like. THe pipes prevent me from placing the SLI bridge on the top card.

So here I sit with the two beefy cards waiting to be linked..and a tiny bit of copper pipe in the way lol. Any thoughts or hints? Thanks again in advance
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Q9300 EVGA 780i EVGA 8800 GTS KO 512MB (x2) 8Gig OCZ DDR2 800 (4x2gb) 
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250gbx2 WD Caviar SATA + 500gb WD MyBook Samsung 20X DVD+R w/Lightscribe Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit 22" Samsung 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 EVGA 780i EVGA 8800 GTS KO 512MB (x2) 8Gig OCZ DDR2 800 (4x2gb) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250gbx2 WD Caviar SATA + 500gb WD MyBook Samsung 20X DVD+R w/Lightscribe Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit 22" Samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Thermaltake 650w PSU Cooler Master C90 Logitech G5 Laser 
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Wowpad 
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http://www.ncixus.com/products/28972...tic%20Cooling/
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Intel i7 2600K @4.8GHZ ASUS P8P67 Pro MSI Twin Frozr II HD6870 1GB 16GB Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB WD Black + 6TB in storage Corsair H50 Mac OS X 10.7.2 21.5 ASUS VH222 + 40" Samsung HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Antec Earthwatts 750w Lian-Li A05N Logitech Performance MX 
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Thread Starter 
You sir..kick ass. Thanks a ton!
Patriot's PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 EVGA 780i EVGA 8800 GTS KO 512MB (x2) 8Gig OCZ DDR2 800 (4x2gb) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250gbx2 WD Caviar SATA + 500gb WD MyBook Samsung 20X DVD+R w/Lightscribe Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit 22" Samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Thermaltake 650w PSU Cooler Master C90 Logitech G5 Laser 
Mouse Pad
Wowpad 
  hide details  
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Patriot's PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9300 EVGA 780i EVGA 8800 GTS KO 512MB (x2) 8Gig OCZ DDR2 800 (4x2gb) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250gbx2 WD Caviar SATA + 500gb WD MyBook Samsung 20X DVD+R w/Lightscribe Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit 22" Samsung 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Thermaltake 650w PSU Cooler Master C90 Logitech G5 Laser 
Mouse Pad
Wowpad 
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post #4 of 4
Dang, reberto beat me to it. I knew I'd seen that somewhere.
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