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Old February 20, 2009, 09:17 PM
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Question low profile heatsink for LGA1366

How's it goin' everyone...

I'm new here and this is my very first post. I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have found a Canadian tech board .

On to my problem ... I'm planning to build a new rig just as soon as I can hammer out all the details. One of those details is a heat sink for an i7 920 processor. The case I have picked out is the Cooler Master RC-1100 Cosmos in which there is a height restriction of 145mm for heat sinks (and anything else I suppose).

I can't find anything that low at this time. I've looked at the Thermaltake CL-P0508 V1 ... it's either 147 or 143mm high (depends where you look and who you ask) that's either a little too big or a very tight fit.

If anyone knows of a good quality low profile heat sink, I would very much appreciate your suggestions.

Cheers ...
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Old February 20, 2009, 09:20 PM
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How about the Ultima 90 with the 1366 bolt-thru kit? That's what I'm currently using, and my 920 is clocked at 3.6 with 1.28V (bad chip ) and my idle temps are 40, and with folding, it tops at around 70.
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Old February 20, 2009, 09:24 PM
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Any idea as to where I could purchase the Ultima 90?

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Old February 20, 2009, 09:25 PM
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Here ya go:
NCIX.com - Buy Thermalright ULTIMA-90 6 Heatpipe Cooler LGA775 AM2 CPU Heatsink *Fan Not Included* - Ultima-90 In Canada.
Try pricematching that with this:
Thermalright ULTIMA-90 6 Heatpipe Cooler LGA775 AM2 CPU Heatsink *Fan Not Included* - DirectCanada
It'll save you around $10, which will pay for the bolt thru kit.

NCIX.com - Buy Thermalright LGA1366 BOLT-THRU Kit for All Ultra Series HR01 Plus HR01 4U HR01 3U Ultima 90 - BTK-LGA1366R In Canada.
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Old February 20, 2009, 09:31 PM
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Thanks Infiniti ... I have one question.

where does the fan attach ... on the side or on the top?
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Old February 20, 2009, 09:36 PM
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On the side, just like the TRUE. It's basically the mini version of the TRUE.
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Old February 20, 2009, 09:38 PM
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Okay, thanks again. I will put the Ultima 90 on my list of possibilities.
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That's not a whole lot of space for a heat sink, especially since it's a full tower? I just finished a new i7 920 build, as you can see by my specs, and after a fair amount of dd I decided this case would fit my needs to a T.

Cooler Master HAF 932 Case Review

I can categorically assure you that you won't have any problems fitting the largest cpu cooler you can find because I put in a cooler master V10 in mine, with room to spare.

You might not care for the looks of the HAF but imho it offers the best bang for your buck in a full tower case.
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Old February 21, 2009, 09:26 PM
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Thanks Dogger ... That's not a bad looking case and if you say you have a V10 installed, there must be lots of room (the V10 is quite a beast)

I'm not sure why the RC-1100 Cosmos has so little space. It is, as you said, a full tower. There is a 200mm side fan but I doubt that takes up a lot of space.

But anyway ... Thanks for the suggestion ( I really appreciate it) and I will definitely consider the HAF 932.
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Old February 21, 2009, 10:19 PM
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I'm not sure why the RC-1100 Cosmos has so little space. It is, as you said, a full tower. There is a 200mm side fan but I doubt that takes up a lot of space.
It does take up some space. There's the fan, and the plastic grill holding the fan that get in the way of the tall tower CPU coolers. It projects from the case side into the case about 40mm. Thus the clearance problem. Let me know if you want a shot of the side panel from the inside to see what I mean. Maybe look at HDT downdraft type coolers? Or go water.
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