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Thermaltake Typhoon Conversion to AM3 Processor.

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Hey guys,

I am considering modifying my old Thermaltake Typhoon to work with my new setup. I had it on my old 939 socket, and it worked pretty well.




120mm Fan.

I would sand down and polish the base. I would also have to make a custome bracket out of stainless steel or aluminum in order mount it.

- In your opinion, will this be a better than stock?
- It will be blowing down on the processor (of course). Is this worth the effort?
- The fan comes with a 3 pin connector. Will this work on the motherboards 4 pin setup? (It seems to fit properly).

Thanks guys!

Jake
post #2 of 8
For a 955 BE i would go for a Coolermaster 212 for only $30
Unless u really like the looks of that cooler
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Isn't 939 the same mount as current am2/2+/3 mounts?
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Isn't 939 the same mount as current am2/2+/3 mounts?
This.
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No, it's not :-(. It is spread apart approximately half an inch more than the 939.

EDIT: So I did research, and yes, it "should" fit. My old board was an ASUS A8N32 SLI Deluxe. It's mount is way off in comparison, so now I'm confused.

EDIT Again: So I found this link, which explains a lot.
Edited by sbdblyss - 1/12/11 at 8:24pm
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On which cpu are you planning to use that big typhoon?
Because I don't think that cooler is good enough to disipate the heat from a quad, like a 955 or higher. Not even think of using it with a x6!

I've got a friend using a BigTyp 14 PRO (I think that's the name) on a 940 and it is OK, but no so much when overclocking.

If you are just asking if it will be better than stock cooler, yes. And much more silent!

PS: I had the Big Typhoon with my Athlon 64 Venice 3000+ @ 2700 Mhz. And it was great!
I had to change it when I upgraded to the p2 965. It just wasn't enough...
Edited by PeL4 - 1/13/11 at 6:39am
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Thanks for the advice! I have a 955. I'll try it and see how it works out. I am hoping that sanding and polishing the base of the heatsink will make a difference as well. I really enjoyed the Big Typhoon, but I'm not sure that the heat will be able to climb the tall heat pipes fast enough to get dissipated by the heatsink. We will see!
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Thanks for the advice! I have a 955. I'll try it and see how it works out. I am hoping that sanding and polishing the base of the heatsink will make a difference as well. I really enjoyed the Big Typhoon, but I'm not sure that the heat will be able to climb the tall heat pipes fast enough to get dissipated by the heatsink. We will see!
Cold air on the fins get's transfered to the heatpipes down onto the CPU block if the heat doesn't climb better cooling

So It's much better if the heat doesn't travel up as fast. Heat Vs cold will be fighting eachother, but cold normally won on my old CoolerMaster V8
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