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Poking around for an air cooling solution for cheap, I noticed that one version of the HR-03 is 55.95 while another is 12.99 over on Frozencpu
I was looking at them pretty closely and it seems the heat pipe / heat sink portion of the two coolers are identical (by listed dimensions as well as examining the photo's of them)
I am wondering if the 42 dollar difference in price is just for a different mounting kit? If so that seems pretty unjustified to me. It also seems to me that the smart thing to do is buy the 12.99 version and mod the mounting hardware to suit your individual card.
Edited by nub - 12/24/08 at 2:12pm
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Holy *(&$ I might order this. Never noticed it. I'm sure you can call Thermalright and have them send you the mounting gear.
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Basically what I was suggesting
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If you look at the base there is a raised spot for die contact. It would probably interfere unless you lapped it until it was smooth.
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True enough. But for 42 bucks I think it is worth a little bit of lapping...
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There's also the other heatsink that will be different though. So it's not only the mounting that would be a problem. I'm looking for an HR-03GTX and dont mind paying the full price for the ease, but I can't find any from a place that will ship to me other than FrozenCPU which comes to like 100$ CAN.
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What other heat sinks? The ram sinks and voltage regulators? Lots of places to get those for cheap. Petra's sells nice copper pin type heat sinks that would do just fine for this, possibly do a better job than the thermalright aluminum ones.
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