Originally Posted by -=sT3V3=-
I think the fans a little too small and the heatsink for the NB is far to low (height) not sure how well that will work
you will still have issues with the SB heat as well as a normal small cooler does not work so well (tried a similar idea)
I agree, though I guess Enzotech has to consider that most air coolers nowadays are nearly double the size of my fist.
If the fan dimensions are of 60mm, then that can easily be changed to a slightly more powerful fan if I wish to do so.
As for the southbridge, Enzotech actually offers a southbridge cooler as well, but it's kind of a universal cooler. It's the SLF-1 Southbridge/Northbridge cooler:
Found someone who's using it on a similar motherboard.
I bought it at FrozenCPU:
I understand these aren't as tall, which might have it's side effects, though I think these were meant to be low-profile heatsinks, which is kind of what I am looking for since I have a Tri-SLI setup.
At any rate, I think this might be a good solution to those people who are having serious temperature issues because the stock one isn't making proper contact with the chips because of those foam pads, or to give the top graphics card some breathing room from having hot air being blown to the top of its PCB. Instead of risking taking out the pads and scratching the surface, or wasting efforts doing other mods, or simply to get rid of that pesky stock fan, they might look into getting this.
I'm going to get the northbridge cooler just to see if it's even worth it. It wouldn't hurt my motherboard more than what I am already putting it through.Edited by soma1509 - 2/24/10 at 4:38pm