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LGA771=AM3 cooler compatibility?

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I am taking my X7DCA-L and LGA771 Xeon L5420s out of the 1U chassis it came in, but here's the problem:

The cooling system relied on a wind tunnel effect, with 40mm coolers attached to the case blowing air over two static heatsinks on the processors. The heatsinks don't have fan mounts themselves, which makes me think i'll need a new heatsink for each one if I want to move it to a normal case. Only thing is, LGA771 isn't the same as LGA775, so I need specific LGA771 coolers.

OR DO I? Are there bracket systems that work with, say, a hyper 212, that would allow me to use a standard heatsink with the LGA771 heatsink?

HOWEVER, this thread shows that it's the same pattern as an AM3 mounting bracket. Hopefully this works out, and if anyone's already tried this, let me know! Otherwise, I'll post back with results.
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You will need lga 771 coolers. A lot of coolers fit multiple platforms but they will say whether they do or not. The hyper 212 fits everything back to lga 775

there's a photo of one in this article here http://www.legitreviews.com/fall-idf-2007-intel-v8-skulltrail-system-preview_568 using a pair of what look like old zalmans, so I figure there should be a cooler or two out there.

newegg currently has only these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835114056 which look very pricey for not a lot of cooler, but take what you can get i think. you could always put a reducing collar on em, fit some larger fans and hope.
Edited by bombastinator - 9/12/13 at 3:42am
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..oh, found a thread on it here http://www.overclock.net/t/353208/lga-771-heatsinks There are several.
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Nothing like necro-ing 11 month old threads. whistle.gif
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Eh. I just started answering ones that were blank. I didn't pay attention to date. It sucks to have a problem and be ignored.
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