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Thermalright 120 Replacement

post #1 of 9
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I have a 120 right now, but it isn't making good contact. I think I gouged it when trying to clip it in last time. My only complaint is how difficult it is to mount in my mobo. I am looking at alternatives, I would prefer a screw based mounting system.

Any Suggestions?
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post #2 of 9
There's a good roundup of heatsinks here:
http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=get...79&articID=519

I'd say either a Scythe Ninja or a Tuniq Tower - although I don't think either have screw based mountings.
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Big typhoon is screw based mounting with an H bracket. and very nice cooling too. The Scythe Ninja and tuniq tower are also relaly nice, not sure on their monting methods though.

If you buy a BT don't get the VX, many horror stories of that bad boy!
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post #4 of 9
A cheaper alternative is to lap the heatsink.
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I realise that is it is a major pain, but try attaching the HSF with the Mobo out of the case. It really is worth the extra time. Ergo, this post.

Good luck, and I'm not trying to be an arse. I Just hate to see fellow members grinding teeth and tearing hair out.
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the ninja comes with a p4 bracket for K8 systems. Its a clipon .
    
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post #7 of 9
the Big Typhoon is the way to go with screw based mounting. But you need to screw it in yourself with your fingers (Thumbscrews)

Also, the tuniq tower uses the thumbscrews as well, if your looking for a diffrent alternative.

good luck and make the right decision! lol
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I've found the ninja very easy to install on my mobo. And I have fat hands
    
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I refuse to purchase it if its a clip in or something. The onyl thing thats clip in that I'd install is the stock fan, and I'd rather use my BT . And can you get thumb screws that are long enough for the Big Typhoon???
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