Best HSF that doesn't require MB removal?

I'm looking to replace the Intel Stock HSF in my system with something that cools better and/or is quieter and that will install without removing the motherboard.

The only HSF on my list right now is the Cooler Master Hyper TX.

Are there any other low noise/decent performance bolt on HSF I should be looking at?


Thanks!
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  1. The answer to that is... Arctic Freezer 7 Pro.
  2. The new Scythe Ninja doesn't require motherboard removal either.

    Mine works fairly well and extremely quiet.

    However, I do like how the Arctic Freezer 7 Pro pushes cool air down towards the motherboard...

    However, the Ninja is fairly tall.
  3. You guys do realize that the freezer 7 pro is no longer $30. It now sells for $75!!
  4. At NCIX.com they sell it for like $27.97 or something like that.
  5. Hey guys, thanks for the heads up on the other coolers. I have another question... is okay to use heat pipe coolers in a "standard" case like the Antec Solo that I plan to put it in?
  6. Don't see why not. The only thing you really need to consider is the height and weight of a new CPU cooler. The heavier, the more stress on the mobo.

    If you go to a lot of LAN parties, might want to search for a light weight, yet efficient CPU cooler.

    Also, make sure you have very adequate air flow within your case. Normally a fan on the front pulling in fresh air and a fan in the back located near the CPU to exhaust the hot air :)
  7. Well, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro is out of stock just about everywhere (I looked up every single retailer on the arctic cooling web page).

    I went for the Cooler master Hyper HT. It seems to be doing the trick... My E6300 OC to 400Mhz is holding lower temps than the Stock HSF at stock FSB.

    I am definitely seeing memory instability, though, and am running tests to figure out which one of my CORSAIR PC-6400 (800) memory sticks won't even run at 400MHz stock settings.

    Lots of testing to go to get a stable overclock, but the HSF is doing the job.. and its very quiet.
  8. Don't forget Thermalright. They make awesome HSF's and are priced pretty good as well. Even though i am not running an intel chip my xp90 cools by opteron great.
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