Originally Posted by Delphi44
what about just designing a heatsink + fan to sit specifically on the northbridge? Doesn't necessarily have to use a heat-pipe to be effctive does it? what about a smaller version of this
Build a mounting bracket for it to mount a 60mm fan and point it towards the back of the case
This method is more efficient than heatpipes. But its restricted by area of use. Because heatpipes allow more fins, more fins=more surface area, more surface area = higher cooling capaciy.
If you can machine something similar to what you showed, just bigger - this could effectively be good enough to bring temps down significantly!!
The stock heatsink is of Aluminum guys, a copper equivelent, much less a higher surface area, will really be an improvement
If this guy can do it at a good price, Ill pay him to make the thing - that design should be fairly easy!
Im up for it