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So, recently one of my 5870s started making a...sort of a rumbling sound from the fan when I cold boot the PC if it's been off for a while. After some adjustments, the rattle goes away until the next time I cold boot after a period of down time.

So, I'm thinking I'll look at replacing the heatsink...and because I'm an anal retentive perfectionist, I'll replace the heatsinks on both cards so they match (hehe).

HOWEVER, I'm looking for a cooler for both my 5870s that does NOT take up 3 slots....I say this because if they take up 3 slots, I'll lost the slot I use for my dedicated sound card.

Any ideas? No real budget....just offer up suggestions. I realize a lot of suggestions will be for water/waterblocks...but I don't think I'm confident enough for that lol.

EDIT: They are BOTH reference cards, btw.
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You may need to go to water I'm afraid.

The Accelero Xtreme and Zalman VF3000A are both triple slot coolers and I imagine all of the custom coolers are.

You could dig around Ebay, I'm sure you could grab a stock 5870 cooler off there?
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I think 2xprolimatech mk-13 and 1x14cm fan can do that
http://www.prolimatech.com/en/produc...id=571#showtab
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It's just the fan!!, Remove and replace with new(R&R) cheeeeeeap!...2) remove and repack bearing ( sticker with rubber grommet underneath , us a syringe to push in some high quality grease,assemble and refit, then look at water cooling without the pressure !

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Its geniuses......genius' is when its an apostrophe denoting belonging
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