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Old October 25, 2008, 02:30 AM
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Default Single-slot coolers

So, just wondering, are there any good single-socket coolers available? The only one I know of is fullcover water blocks, definitely haven't heard of anything air cooled.

I'm looking to swap the coolers on my GPUs, but (= PCIe, - PCI, / RAM)

Code:
|    //////
|    //////
|    //////
|    ////// (need all 4, RAM)
|========   (need this, GPU)
|-------
|========   (need this, GPU)
|-------    (need this, audio)
|========
|========
Code:
(= PCIe, \ cooler)
So, I can't use anything that runs backwards,
as it would get in the way of my RAM:
\\\\\\////
========
\\\\\\
-------

I can't use anything that would take up two slots,
as it would get in the way of my sound card:
    //////
========
\\\\\\
\\\\\\-
========
\\\\\\
\\\\\\-
Are fullcovers my only choice? Is there no other single-slot heatsink other than the crap ATI uses?


Edit:
Coolink GFXChilla GPU Cooler Review

Does the GFXChilla 4 obstruct the next slot if I run it fanless?
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Old October 25, 2008, 03:15 AM
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I think you'll find you're SOL. Do the stock HS/Fs keep the cards cool enough for you, when turned up in Rivatuner? If so and you're just tired of turning them up in R/T..you could always unplug the stock fans, splice them together, and run them through a fan-controller(if 100% is too loud). GL in your search.
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