Best HSF that doesn't require MB removal? Tags: Heatsinks Overclocking Product Last response: February 24, 2007 11:08 PM in Overclocking Share rdhood February 22, 2007 3:19:43 PM 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! More about : hsf require removal CmdPT February 22, 2007 4:30:17 PM The answer to that is... Arctic Freezer 7 Pro. Eurasianman February 22, 2007 4:32:26 PM 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. Related resources What is the best AM3 cooler that doesnt need MB removal to fit? - Forum Best Video Card that doesnt require Power connector? - Forum Need a aftermarket cooler (fx-6300) that doesnt' required removing motherboard to install - Forum Best GPU That Doesn't Require PCIe Power - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer little_scrapper February 22, 2007 5:14:28 PM You guys do realize that the freezer 7 pro is no longer $30. It now sells for $75!! CmdPT February 22, 2007 5:18:55 PM At NCIX.com they sell it for like $27.97 or something like that. rdhood February 22, 2007 5:39:10 PM Hey guys, thanks for the heads up on the other coolers. I have another question... is okay to use heat pipe coolers in a "standard" case like the Antec Solo that I plan to put it in? Eurasianman February 22, 2007 5:53:48 PM Don't see why not. The only thing you really need to consider is the height and weight of a new CPU cooler. The heavier, the more stress on the mobo. If you go to a lot of LAN parties, might want to search for a light weight, yet efficient CPU cooler. Also, make sure you have very adequate air flow within your case. Normally a fan on the front pulling in fresh air and a fan in the back located near the CPU to exhaust the hot air rdhood February 23, 2007 3:49:11 PM Well, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro is out of stock just about everywhere (I looked up every single retailer on the arctic cooling web page). I went for the Cooler master Hyper HT. It seems to be doing the trick... My E6300 OC to 400Mhz is holding lower temps than the Stock HSF at stock FSB. I am definitely seeing memory instability, though, and am running tests to figure out which one of my CORSAIR PC-6400 (800) memory sticks won't even run at 400MHz stock settings. Lots of testing to go to get a stable overclock, but the HSF is doing the job.. and its very quiet. lcdguy February 23, 2007 4:32:54 PM Don't forget Thermalright. They make awesome HSF's and are priced pretty good as well. Even though i am not running an intel chip my xp90 cools by opteron great. srgess February 24, 2007 11:08:15 PM Artic cooling pro 7 : http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=10450AC4602&v... 22.79$CAD, always in stock. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !