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Old September 20, 2010, 04:11 PM
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Default SFF heatsink

So I'm planing a HTPC upgrade/rebuild and I'm sort of stuck on the heatsink.

im leaning towards this cpu http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=55347 Core i3 560
and this case http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=49498 Silverstone Grandia GD05B

the case has something like a 72mm height restriction for the heatsink due to the optical drive overhanging.

it seems like most popular low profile coolers block ram slots on micro atx boards.

Then i found this little gem Swiftech, sure its overpriced and a dated design. but it will fit and surely it has to be better then the stock heatsink by a fair bit, no?

anyone have any experience with the swiftech heatsink and a clarkdale cpu?
id expect if they say it can handle a mildly overclocked i7 then that should give me lots of room with a little i3
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