Originally Posted by iandroo888
hey txtmstrjoe. do u know what thermalright heatsinks would fit on the a8n32-sli? i wanna do like a complete thermalright system.. cpu, chipset, mosfet.. all thermalright heatsinks.. cpu, TRUE of course. chipset and mosfet.. dunoe what can or cannot be used
Couldn't tell you. I've never tried to replace any of the bridge chips' cooling, or the MOSFET coolers.
But, if you want info on CPU coolers, well, here are all the Thermalright products I've used in the last couple of years on this board:
- Ultra 120
- Ultra 120 Extreme
Of these, I still own an XP-120 (currently unusued), the Ultra 120 (now in the machine at my parents' house, cooling an Opteron 165 on an Abit KN8-SLI), the Ultra 120 Extreme (not used at the moment), and the SI-128SE.
I find the SI-128SE to be the best for my gaming rig's setup. Per my tests, it only loses maybe 1-2 degrees C to even the Ultra 120 Extreme. I'll likely replace the Ultra 120 on the KN8-SLI because I'm very wary about the existence of aerodynamic dead spots around the CPU socket area (where the MOSFETs/PWMICs/VRMs are) which are inherent when using a tower-style CPU cooler. Unless you have a dedicated strategy which accounts for eliminating those dead spots (and the super-heated pockets those create), I believe that running a tower-style cooler that blows its air parallel to the motherboard plane is asking for trouble somewhere down the road.