The fan noise is about where I expect it to be (loud) with five small fans and not acceptable. If I wanted a three-slot card, I'd get one of the other designs with 2 or 3 large, quiet fans on it.
On of the major points about getting such a huge cooler is to have the damned thing run quiet, while delivering excellent cooling performance and overclocking. I'm not sure what Gigabyte were thinking with this one.
Siggie in the post.