The CoolViva appears to be quite large once installed. The heatpipes and aluminum fins extend far above the height of the card. The fan and plastic shroud extend outward from the card enough to clear all the caps and other board components, however this will likely intrude into adjacent slots on the motherboard once installed. The power header on my video card only offered a 2-pin connector, so I had to use the included adapter to connect the fan to an available Molex. By using the adapter you lose the ability to monitor fan speeds.