Originally Posted by darklink
the latter would definitely be a little more efficient for xfire setups. for the slight boost i would get on my p35 using the x4 lane, im not to worried about xfire yet. i have always liked thermalrighs products.... wish i could have gotten mosfet coolers from them for my MB, then i would get the whole deal for NB and SB too. oh well.... maybe eventually. im hoping that by the time im ready to upgrade and go xfire, i can afford the cooling setup i plotted out on petra's tech shop.
Cool. I have used Thermalright for chipsets and they work well. I would steer clear of the HR05 IFX as the HR05 (non IFX) is simpler to install. I ended up using a HR05 SLI clip on the HR05IFX as I found it stopped the heatsink from turning completely horizontal to my CPU cooler. Plus you have to hold a screw driver behind mobo, bolt on the other side, plus I couldn't do both my cooler got in the way. The other HR05's just use plastic clips and they work well as long as you are patient at when removing them.
The same time I had troube with that the HR09U (on the compatibility list for my mobo) I bought wouldn't fit as the stock mosfet was thinner.
I am certainly not bashing Thermalright, I am waiting for a 120 Ultra to come. I just had rare issues