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Originally Posted by Kaldor View Post
. . . I was looking at a Noctua NH-U9B SE2 as the fix for this. Comes in just under 5" tall. Any other ideas on this?

Next and most difficult issue is the 5770.
Couple things.

1 - that NH-u9b is an AWESOME cooler. It performs Extremely well - i've had it, hell - i still have it and will be using it on my new HTPC build. You won't be dissapointed.

2 - Vid card - is this computer setup already? I would try 'as is' for now and see what your temps are like and what the noise is like.

I have my cards set at 0% fan speed through afterburner until they hit 50 degrees. Then they ramp up. Saying that - i've got a ton of airflow through my case and they don't hit 50 until I'm gaming.

3 - FAN CONTROLLER. Us the biggest fans possible. I would even go as far as cutting up your rig / case to get a bigger fan in there if you find heat to be an issue. It's easy, and it can look amazing with the nice grills available now.

Like this
http://www.mnpctech.com/BlackIce_Fes...or_Grills.html
And others.

I'd get the heatsink for your cpu - get the machine running and then worry about the vid card / other issues if there are issues. Whether be noise, Heat - whatever.
    
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