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hi there, just need some help on searching for a suitable HSF Tower for my Socket A proc..

currently are hardly to find any good HSF for socket A... i'm looking at zalman 9700 NT or TR 120 Ultra.. is there any possible i can customize the bracket ?? i'm with the DFI NFII there are 4 hole beside the Proc.

Please help... thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by cj_chun View Post
hi there, just need some help on searching for a suitable HSF Tower for my Socket A proc..

currently are hardly to find any good HSF for socket A... i'm looking at zalman 9700 NT or TR 120 Ultra.. is there any possible i can customize the bracket ?? i'm with the DFI NFII there are 4 hole beside the Proc.

Please help... thanks in advance
I'm not sure if it's easy to just mod either of these mid-to-high end HSFs for use on a Socket A CPU. At any rate, perhaps you'd be going for an overkill solution, as these modern coolers are designed to dissipate higher thermal loads than a Socket A CPU. Moreover, forcing your CPU to accept such large HSFs might damage the processor. (I've linked you to this material, describing the mechanical load limits on Socket A CPUs.)

Hope this helps!
    
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notice wat u had mention.. i had force n cracked 1 proc before with some socket A HSF.. i over force with the tighten on the lock bracket.. aiks.. weight of the hsf for socket a is around the same compare to the big typoon n sonic tower that was original made for socket a:

big typoon : 813g ( with fan)
sonic tower : 692g ( without fan )
9700nt : 764 ( with fan)
ultra 120 : 790g ( without fan )

the idea of doin a custom backet for this :
1 ) looking at a 0db hsf, which it won't be the case for sonic tower where it without the fan temp will be like ~ 60C when full load...
2 ) the thermalright 120 ultra seems promising without a fan will on my proc will be like 45 - 50c on full load..
3 ) N force not likely if i use some thing that is less weight then big typoon. n custom with a screw adjustable bracket for 9700 nt or ultra 120.

seems like i might found my solutions. i post up this threat is looking for "anyone had done this ?" or there is some ready made bracket that allow me to do this. that will save me some hard work..

btw i'm looking an experiment wat will be happen when 9700nt/ ultra 120 + peltier
post #4 of 7
Just get a Thermalright SI-97A. It's most likely the best skt. A cooler available that is compatible with almost all skt. A systems.
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I agree with the above. Had a typhoon on my nf7 and it was amazing for sure. Had to change to a si-97 now that i have an infinity(same as lanparty but no flashy bits!) VERY impressed with it. Wouldnt be any good passivley tho of course.
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I have a Big Typhoon on mine and it works wonders. If you have the space in your case, I'd say you should get one of those and save the trouble of having to mod retention clips.
    
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Typhoon wont fit the dfi infinity/lanparty due to caps near socket. They need to be moved to clear the heatpipes.
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