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Hey everyone,

I have a few issues regarding this cooler, I had no trouble installing it a few months ago, and haven't had any problems since a couple of weeks ago.

Basically, the top cover panel of the cooler seems to rattle as my Silverstone Raven RV01b-W case mounts the motherboard at 90 degrees, thus causing the cooler to hang differently. The noise doesn't occur all the time, sometimes it happens for hours, sometimes it doesn't occur for days.

The reason behind it rattling could literally be the cover hitting against the heat-sink. Or as many have said, the cover is a bad design and rattles regardless of how the motherboard is mounted.

Well considering gravity being the issue, I have come to only one solution, and that is to modify the VF3000F using a ridiculous "pulley" system, which will utilise fishing line to tie the VF3000F to the back of the case, thus removing all contact with the heat-sink. Now, this is the most ridiculous idea I've ever come up with, but it does work...

Currently my "quick-fix" for when it starts rattling is to remove the back panel of my computer, and pull the wires that connect the fans to the PSU/Fan Controller, pulling the cooler away from the PCB/Heat-sink. Then using one of the mounting screws that pokes through from the motherboard, and "hitch" the wire onto it, causing that same pull effect.

However, the quick-fix somehow has become ineffective. I'm hoping my theory of the the cooler hitting the heat-sink is correct, as if you imagine a standard card at the normal mounting angle:
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Zotac GTX 470 Fermi
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VF3000F
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Gravity is forcing the the cooler away from the card. Now if you rotate this, as in my scenario, gravity works slightly differently:

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Zotac GTX 470 Fermi
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--------------------------------- <<<<point of contact
VF3000F
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(turn your head left 90 degrees, or screen)

It's obvious why this is caused, I'm not going into it. But you can see my issue. Is there any way I can stop this from happening? It's literally annoying the badgers out of me. (Not that I have badgers inside me)

If anyone has any suggestions other than my ridiculous one, feel free to comment no matter how silly they are!

As always, any advice is greatly appreciated, my other alternative is to sell this card and get an HD 6950 and unlock it to an HD 6970! Although, ruining the aesthetics of the inside of my case, with it's lovely blue/green design. I'd have to get another cooler for the HD6950 if it didn't have a silent/good looking design.

Thanks everyone!
    
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k ASUS Sabertooth P67 GTX 680 4gb POV TGT Ultra Charged Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force 3 SSD Crucial MX100 SSD Toshiba 2.5" 32mb cache Corsair H60 Push/Pull Scythe GT's 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Professional UE55KS7000 10-bit 4K TV Razer Turret Corsair AX750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 650D Razer Turret Razer Turret M-Audio BX5 Active Monitors 
Other
M-Audio Keystation 88es 
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