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Phobia February 11, 2009 03:27 PM

Low profile heatink
Can anyone recommend a good low profile heatink? I bought the nmedia 1000 case, and am going to need a heatsink to fit that case. It will be an intel processor. I haven't chosen a cpu for it yet. It depends on the heatsink. If it can handle a quad, then i will buy a q6600. If it can't, well, i'm not sure what i'll buy instead.

FiXT February 11, 2009 03:40 PM

Depends on what your going to be cooling.
Something like this unit should do the trick and is fairly cheap depending on where you buy or if you PM:
Scythe Shuriken 3 Heatpipe Low Profile HTPC CPU Heatsink - TechWiki

Phobia February 12, 2009 07:08 PM

awsome, thanks fixt

3.0charlie February 12, 2009 07:12 PM

Thermalright SI-128.

Phobia February 12, 2009 07:24 PM

I was looking at that, but I'm not sure if it'll fit in the nmedia 1000 with a fan on.

3.0charlie February 12, 2009 07:30 PM

Plenty of clearance in my 932B with a 120 on top.

Phobia February 12, 2009 07:38 PM

cool. Thanks. Now i'm not sure which one to get.. the thermal right is 50$, while the scythe is 25$. Does the performance justify the extra cost?

3.0charlie February 12, 2009 07:39 PM

No idea, never owned the Scythe.

Squeetard February 12, 2009 07:40 PM

Hurry up and decide so you can buy my Chip :)

Phobia February 12, 2009 08:02 PM

oh, hahaha. Now that there are heatsinks that are adequate out there, i will buy it. I assumed that you had sold it, as you didn't PM me back :P

EDIT: I looked at the dimensions, and the case itself is about 14 cm high. The thermalright heatsink is 10 cm high without a fan, and a fan adds about 2.5 cm. That leaves me with 1.5 cm .. so, I THINK i should be good.

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