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post #1 of 12
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Been looking into getting 2 gpu coolers for my x-fire cards. Using a Asus m4a78t-e mobo. XFX non-reference cards.
I'm a little concerned about some coolers not fitting between the cards...
What coolers does everyone suggest??

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post #2 of 12
I have always wondered about this as well. A great cooler for those cards is the Accelero TWIN TURBO Pro but I honestly have no idea if they would allow for crossfire to fit.

http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vg...ro.html?c=2182
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I know not to look at the card with the case around it for size but I'm still concerned because visually it looks like any cooler but the iceberq would be a tight fit... The bottom card im not worried about, just the top one.

I'm at work ATM so I can't upload a pic.
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post #4 of 12
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Was looking at sycthe setsugen 2, one of the slimmest VGA coolers
I can find with good reviews.
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post #5 of 12
I'm using two AC Twin Turbo Pro:



They work great
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post #6 of 12
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What's the pci slot spacing like on your mobo, or what mobo are you using?
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post #7 of 12
That:


Is a Gigabyte UD5P, as you can see on my system specs
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post #8 of 12
For the high performance coolers you pretty much need 3 slots per card. The card itself takes up one slot while the cooler will take up two. As far as I know, if you can't have more than 2 slots available per card then it would be best to just stick with the stock cooler.
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post #9 of 12
Well, with Prolimatech MK13 you can put 2 fans blowing air from the side:

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post #10 of 12
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Was looking at this scythe setsugen 2... Looks really low profile and from this pic I found, there only 1 slot between pci slots like my board and there looks like enough clearance for the 2nd card... What you think
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