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I'm thinking of getting a custom heatsink/fan for my 4000+. I don't want to get into watercooling yet so it would be an air cooled unit. As the title says, it's for an SLI-DR motherboard. What do you guys recommend?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xr6vn9z
I'm thinking of getting a custom heatsink/fan for my 4000+. I don't want to get into watercooling yet so it would be an air cooled unit. As the title says, it's for an SLI-DR motherboard. What do you guys recommend?
ThermalTake Big Typhoon.
It is arguably the best air cooling system around.
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Thanks! I was actually looking at that one but I read somwhere that it blocks 2 of the RAM slots. Can anyone confirm this?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xr6vn9z
Thanks! I was actually looking at that one but I read somwhere that it blocks 2 of the RAM slots. Can anyone confirm this?
No, it does not seem to have a problem.

In that pic, it may seem a bit tight in that first RAM slot, but I think the Typhoon is rotatable, so you will not have a problem.
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post #5 of 15
The BT isn't rotatable (well, you can turn it 180* but it'd be exactly the same except for fan cable), but it looks like the RAM would fit if you put it in first.

Many people have gotten great results with the BT, esp with a +100CFM fan on it. Sadly, my case is too shallow to fit it. Sigh.
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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by Sun
No, it does not seem to have a problem.

In that pic, it may seem a bit tight in that first RAM slot, but I think the Typhoon is rotatable, so you will not have a problem.
Hmmm, it does look like it'd be ok. The Thermaltake Big Typhoon it is then. Thanks again.
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post #7 of 15
Fits fine on mine
I however prefer running screws up from the bottom and using nuts to retain the FHS!
2" long 8-32 (if I recall correctly) installed from the bottom require grinding of filing the heads so that they are flush in the Oats base.
Dubble nutting... preinstall 2 nuts before setting the FHS/retainer bracket on the CPU, use second set to draw down the FHS then run the 2 preinstalled up to the bottom of the retainer... that esentialy locks the upper nuts so they wont vibrate loose.
    
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post #8 of 15
It fits mine perfectly, also. If I had a digi-cam I'd show ya a pic of it.. It clears my RAM by about an inch. To hit it, you would have to have some ungodly huge RAM.
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here is a link to as similar question... but im sure you will just find the same answers...lol
http://www.overclock.net/amd-air-coo...d=1#post702874
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post #10 of 15
is there a list that show all the compatible mobos for the Big T?
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