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A K8 retainer that doesn't break

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I've gone through 4 of these things in a year on my dual 940 board.

Due to the layout of the board, I have to use stock-style heatsinks that only clamp onto the middle nubs of the retainers. That puts a lot of strain on them and they eventually snap off.

I've resorted to using rubber bands to hold the sinks down. Works fine, but the bands eventually lose tension and need to be changed out every month or so. Not the greatest solution on a home server that is supposed to be set up once and not touched again.

Are there any, idk, nylon or plastic coated metal retainers available?

I've also though about machining some steel brackets that sit in the groves of the sinks and hold them down with long screws and springs, waterblock style. Anyone done this?
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My v8 has a custom metal bracket
Might be too big to fit though
Isnt that great of a cooler these days
Thought of going water?
like 2 H50s or H80s maybe even a custom loop?
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6.8TB Total w7 + ubuntu 19" something Seasonic S12II 520W 
Case
modded antec 902 
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I7 3630QM GTX660M 2GB + HD4000 8GB 1600Mhz 1TB  
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