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Best Heatsink that won't interfere with my mobo

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September 13, 2007 10:46:11 PM

Okay, I have a question. (First time in a while :)  )

I have a bit of a conundrum. I have been using my Opteron 165 for a while now, and I am very pleased with it. However, I have been using the stock cooler, and although its decent, the thing is LOUD. I have it OC'ed to 2.7ghz, so I have to crank the fan up to keep the temps down to ~53C load. I'm looking for a heatsink that will cool my temps a bit, and allow me to push it some more. I'm looking for a BIG cooler, but therein lies the rub... I have a MSI K8N NEO2 Platinum motherboard. The layout of this board is somewhat different than others, and I don't know if a big cooler will fit easily. I was leaning toward a Thermalright Ultra 120, but I think that it would interfere with my AGP slot. Can anybody tell me whether this will work on my board? If not, are there any good coolers that you can suggest?

Requirements for a Heatsink:
1. Must be a BIG cooler
2. Must be compatible with my motherboard
3. Must be a bolt through design

Thanks everybody
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