You could try a Thermalright Spitfire, but that needs a lot of space, too. A new mainboard might be cheaper.
I bought a mainboard with a PCIe 16x slot closest to the CPU so it would fit in the case facing away from the CPU area.
Thanks - always tight on space.
I want my 1x sound card - say what you want about onboard sound but for gaming with lots of different sounds, I prefer the add on card.
I want my 4x SAS RAID card with 1GB cache - much faster than on board controllers.
I want two QUIET x16 video cards
Hard to find a card with enough slots that can handle two 3 slot video cards, 1 sound card and 1 SAS RAID card. I have been looking though
I have an i7 x990x CPU and this is my current motherboard. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/produc ... id=3450#dl
I could possibly get a new motherboard, a new case (9 slot), new sound padding for the new case, new fans for the new case, probably new memory for the new motherboard but that does seem like a costly solution.