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HD3870X2 aftermarket cooling?

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  1. HydroIT New Member

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    Hey guys,
    I'm new here :) Looks like a good forum.


    Anyway, I have my HD3870X2 for quite sometime now, but I want to lower it's temperatures.
    Are there any aftermarket cooling products for it (ruling out liquid, not into that atm)? Even some that will fit a single core will be good - I could buy 2 of those and mod them to fit together.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    -Idan.
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    I have seen somewhere on the interwebs that there was the option of using 2 Zalman VF900's.
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    I've seen that suggestion as well, but I've yet to see anyone confirming that.

    The only product I've seen actually attached to a 3870x2, is Thermalright HR-03 Plus A., but fitting 2 of those on the 3870x2 will be "slightly" problematic.
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    I've also heard that 2 vf900 cu's will fit if you put one on sideways. That's the only aftermarket solutions I've heard of though.
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    Well, I'll look more into that then.

    Or I could just hope that someone is selling their HD3870x2 custom cooling (i.e. the ASUS\Visiontek\GeCube ones :p)
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    you could do something like this, have one cooler on top and one cooler underneath!?!?
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    The dual thermalright idea would be great!

    I personally don't like zalman coolers, don't think they're a big improvement over the stock one.
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    Two thermalrights would be the best! one facing up one facing down.
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    Do you think there's enough room for one of those thermalright's to go around the card?
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    I wouldn't really consider it a viable option because of the weight of the two thermalrights... I'd instead have two VF900CUs facing away from each other and a small heatsink epoxied onto the PCI-E bridge.
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    The weight should be an issue.
    I'm using Antec 900 as my case, and it has this support bracket for heavy & long cards.

    The PCI-E bridge should be easily solved aswell, I have a spare north-bridge heatsink from my previous motherboard :)

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