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Don't laugh. I am building a new extreme rig and going to use the stock cooler that came with it. Reason being I'm one part short on my water cooling gear and want to get some baselines while I wait. Now here's the part that bothers me. The 980x processor is rectangle, not square.

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Let's say from a point of view perspective the long part is horizontal. Here's the problem. The stock heat sync that Intel provides has a rectangle base on it. Actually looks pretty flat. Didn't care for the time I'll use it. Anyway, when mounted as Intel mentions,

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The heat sync base long side is vertical on the processor.

Now the processor can't be put in wrong as it has a nub on the mount to line up, and I've followed exactly what the manual shows with the fan on the side with the indented part of the CPU and also matches where the arm is on the socket. Is something amuck here?

Thanks.

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post #2 of 11
I can't really say I understand what the problem is?
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Based on how you are supposed to mount things, both processor and heat sync base are rectangular, and one is horizontal in the case and the other is vertically mounted to the hoizontally facing processor, won't the coverage of the processor by the heat sync base only be partial?

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It is fine. I built a 980x rig for my friend and I used the stock heatsink. It is still kicking after I built it in like July.
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post #5 of 11
Guys he's wondering which way he should orient the HSF since it will be different shapes at different angles.

Anyways OP I think the heatsink only mounts one way, probably setup like that.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SecrtAgentMan;11797998 
Guys he's wondering which way he should orient the HSF since it will be different shapes at different angles.

Anyways OP I think the heatsink only mounts one way, probably setup like that.

It does only mount one way. It should be like this: 100_0764.JPG

Pic taken of the actual build I did.
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I really don't understand why they would design the base plate like that, it's just stupid. A fair amount of the IHS is bare and hampers the cooling performance, but oh well, I'm sure they have their reasons.
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Blasphemy.
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Okay, if you want to know the most EFFECTIVE way of orientating the stock sink to the processor it would be as follows- temporary or not:

1) Take the stock heat sink out of its packaging and look at it.
2) Look at the 1000 dollar processor you have sitting like a crown jewel in your case.
3) Look back at the heat sink. Make sure it's in your throwing arm.
4) Throw the stock heat sink in the garbage. Put the garbage bag you threw it into under the back tire of your vehicle.
5) Drive over it in reverse.
6) Put the car in drive. Drive over it in Drive.
7) Repeat 5 and 6 as necessary.
8) On a budget? Go get a Hyper 212+ and a tube of decent paste. You're already in the car.

Any questions?

I had a 212+ on mine at the beginning and LOVED it. Have since moved away from it but I keep it in my closet. I was simply amazed at how awesome, yet afforable, it was. Don't throw out that second fan bracket either... I did and ALWAYS regretted it. With two fans push pull... I can't even imagine!

I'm also a bit concerned that you built a water rig and yet weren't sure how to orientate a stock heat sink? What are you REALLY up to?
Edited by Eno75 - 12/27/10 at 7:48pm
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post #10 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Eno75;11799434 
Okay, if you want to know the most EFFECTIVE way of orientating the stock sink to the processor it would be as follows- temporary or not:

1) Take the stock heat sink out of its packaging and look at it.
2) Look at the 1000 dollar processor you have sitting like a crown jewel in your case.
3) Look back at the heat sink. Make sure it's in your throwing arm.
4) Throw the stock heat sink in the garbage. Put the garbage bag you threw it into under the back tire of your vehicle.
5) Drive over it in reverse.
6) Put the car in drive. Drive over it in Drive.
7) Repeat 5 and 6 as necessary.
8) On a budget? Go get a Hyper 212+ and a tube of decent paste. You're already in the car.

Any questions?

I had a 212+ on mine at the beginning and LOVED it. Have since moved away from it but I keep it in my closet. I was simply amazed at how awesome, yet afforable, it was. Don't throw out that second fan bracket either... I did and ALWAYS regretted it. With two fans push pull... I can't even imagine!

I'm also a bit concerned that you built a water rig and yet weren't sure how to orientate a stock heat sink? What are you REALLY up to?

Dude, thanks for the good chuckle. I do know how to mount it right and have done so, just seems odd as others have said as well that the default orientation leaves part of the processor exposed hence the question. Never saw anything like this. My gut was to turn the orientation sideways but not how it was meant to be put on so left it.

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