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need an awesome cooler that wont interfere with the crossfire bridge. and takes up at most 2 slots. i dont wanna have to take out my XFI. i suppose i could put the cards on a water loop. any help will be greatly appreciated.

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need an awesome cooler that wont interfere with the crossfire bridge. and takes up at most 2 slots. i dont wanna have to take out my XFI. i suppose i could put the cards on a water loop. any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thermaltake DuOrb

http://www.overclock.net/ati/355228-...orb-temps.html

There's a link to my post about it and my temps with it and with the stock cooler. There's also a bunch of pics for reference. Also, my temps there are higher than they are now. Right now, my GPU idles around 31c (Gotta love Winter)
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cool. thanks for the info. newegg is selling them Open box for $24 bucks each. think its worth it?
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post #4 of 6
I would also recommend putting a 120mm fan just behind them to blow cool air between the cards (assuming you have good airflow).

My 3870s stay at 40°C/39°C at idle and only load at 63°C/64°C:

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post #5 of 6
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i think i have decent airflow. heres a wider view of my case.

theres 1 120mm intake. i mounted another intake in the 5.5 inch cage. a 120mm exhaust. and a top fan. i think it 220mm. but not sure entirely.

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post #6 of 6
Ah your out of luck, the sapphire you got is the same as mine, most any kind of cooler you try to place on it will interfere with the caps on it. The Duorb might actually make contact with the xi-fi because you have to adjust the angle to seat it properly. The Zalman vf900 might he be closest thing, but not sure how many slots it takes up.
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