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Hey guys I just finished putting together my new Intel Quad Core / 8800GT build and I have had HELL with the terrible plastic clip mounts on the Socket 775 Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro heatsink I purchased.

All 4 clips that came on it were bent or bent in my attempt to put the thing in (according to directions) so I tore the 4 clips of the stock intel heatsink I had and 3 of them bent as well. I ended up ordered a replacement set of 4 clips from the intel web site and got those today and 3 of them have bent. I am putting the thing in according to directions but they either pop out or just bend beyond using.

Two of the clips are holding the heatsink on ok for now but I need something better. I'm moving out to an apartment on my own for the first time in two weeks so money is really tight. Can someone suggest one of those mounting systems that I can use with my heatsink that will actually work for around or under $20?

Thanks!
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You can get a bolt down kit from petras tech shop for like $4 if I recall correctly. I'm sorry, I can't find the link

Edit-
http://www.jab-tech.com/Thermalright...t-pr-3605.html
^^^That should work with the freezer 7.
Edited by coffeejunky - 6/17/08 at 3:34pm
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You can get a bolt down kit from petras tech shop for like $4 if I recall correctly. I'm sorry, I can't find the link

Edit-
http://www.jab-tech.com/Thermalright...t-pr-3605.html
^^^That should work with the freezer 7.
Thanks. I will probably be ordering that in the morning unless someone else has a different suggestion.

I just feel like I fail with heatsinks. I had problems getting my AM2 one off with my current pc (but I eventually figured it out) and this one I can't seem to get on lol. Hopefully I'm not the only one who doesn't like the push pins.
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Yea that bolt down kit should work well. It should be a lot easier than the stock push pins.
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Thanks. I will probably be ordering that in the morning unless someone else has a different suggestion.

I just feel like I fail with heatsinks. I had problems getting my AM2 one off with my current pc (but I eventually figured it out) and this one I can't seem to get on lol. Hopefully I'm not the only one who doesn't like the push pins.
I also hated pushpins when I had my Freezer 7, It just doesn't feel right to need to put that much pressure on something you perceive to be fragile.
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I think theres a pushpins haters club on ocn somewhere - lol
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Just wanted to let you guys know my Thermalright bolt through kit finally arrived today and I put it together without a problem. It is soooo much better than the pushpin crap.

Thanks!
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