Argh, just spent around 20mins writing a reply to you CL3P20 on my htc desire and then I punched wrong button and pheew all of the text to bitgraveyard.
Sigh. So a new try
A bit shorter now though..
Originally Posted by CL3P20
Depending on PCB layout, its not always possible to 'sink' the back of the PCB.. if there isnt anything mounted behind them..then certainly throw some sinks there! But if there are tiny resistors or other components
, I would not recommend it, as you may end up shorting them out on accident.
*Zalman makes very good low profile heat sinks.. little blue ones that come in packs of 8-10 if im not mistaken.. I have bunches of them. Im not sure what kind of clearance your dealing with.. but they are pretty short compared to other brands..which is why I use them
Okay so.. Could you please enlighten me about the bolded text? Honestly I didn't catch all of that
Well, here are some high-res pictures of my card, front and back. Hope those help you to clarify this thing.
Images property of TechPowerUP and taken from this web address TechPowerUP - MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II 1 GB - page #3
Below picture, that blue dot, from there right to left: cap, choke and mosfet?
And about the clearance.
AXP's height restriction pdf shows that there is around 13mm of space between the pcb and the cooler itself.
So the Enzotech BMR-C1 copper heatsinks are 14mm tall.
So 13mm clearance minus ~1mm from mosfets, 12mm.
Someone here on OCN on the msiAlex thread told me that I could bend the copper heatsinks if they don't fit.
Yeah I could, but I'd rather grab a sheet of wet sandpaper and sand away the couple of mm's of extra. Yes, I'll lose some of the cooling area but I won't have to worry about short circuiting something or w/e.
By the looks of the capacitors and chokes, I would guess that they are around 8-9mm tall.
So that would leave me with 3,5-4,5mm of clearance
And the Zalmans you mentioned, by any chance these
were the ones you meant? Too tall, could sand them down aswell though but only 4x "low profile" ones...
Are there even available any heatsinks with the size of that
I looked through the 3 major computer online stores and couldn't find any.
I don't remember anymore what else I wrote previously (lmao) but I've already spent more than 30mins fine tuning this text so