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Core Contact, CM TX3, or OCZ Vendetta Clearance

Motherboard: Asus P5LD2 SE


I'd like to ask about the clearance if any of the following would have enough clearance:
- Sunbeamtech Core Contact Freezer 120mm
- Sunbeamtech Core Contact Freezer 92mm
- Cooler Master TX3
- OCZ Vendetta (ver I not II)

I've tried attaching a Scythe Ninja (the original one, not sure if it was rev B or the Plus version) with this board, but it barely cleared the memory slots and the NB. I was worried about the memory heat spreader touching the HS (around 3mm of clearance) so I returned the thing. Now I just want to replace the cooler as the intel stock is barely keeping the Pentium D 945 cool at stock speeds (around 61C at load).

Maybe those who came from a Scythe Ninja could help. Thanks.
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  1. Best answer
    You would be wasting your money if you do not purchase the CCF 120/92mm..

    Both will fit snug on that board w/o any clearance issues......

    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm

    BTW : 61c is normal op (load) temps for a pent. D .....
  2. the top coolers on a budget are

    ccf 120
    spire thermax ii
    cm v8,

    cpu coolers usually dont fit due to large chipset, vrm or ram heatsinks, that board will work with pretty much any cooler you can think of

    oh and make sure ur case is wide enough
  3. V8 and Budget don't mix.... The V8 is 59.99$ ATM......

    CCF can be found for 29.99$
  4. ^ Not any more. Newegg doesn't have the MIR any more. :cry:
  5. What happened???? Deactivated ?????? Why????

    Sunbeam CR-CCTF92-4 92mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835207006
  6. OvrClkr said:
    BTW : 61c is normal op (load) temps for a pent. D .....

    Yup it is hot, I'm just preparing it if the need arises I could at least bring it to 3.8GHz when I need some speed.

    xaira said:
    the top coolers on a budget are

    ccf 120
    spire thermax ii
    cm v8,

    cpu coolers usually dont fit due to large chipset, vrm or ram heatsinks, that board will work with pretty much any cooler you can think of

    oh and make sure ur case is wide enough


    I would've selected as best answer, OvrClkr just beated you to it. Thanks anyway.

    OvrClkr said:
    V8 and Budget don't mix.... The V8 is 59.99$ ATM......

    CCF can be found for 29.99$


    Also the V8 is also a bit larger, though it'd fit with my Thermaltake Shark the cost and weight might be a problem.

    I think the CCF 120 would be nice. Thanks
  7. ^I have installed the CCF on a P34-UD3l, P35-DS3L and they work fine.
  8. WoW ..... I only hear great things about the CCF, specially when they compare WC setups against the top 5 air coolers.....

    I have a buddy that has his i7 920 paired with a CCF (un-lapped) and temps never reach 65c @ 4.2Ghz .....
  9. So what are you using now?

    I have been using AC Freezer's and Ziggy's and to this date I have had 0 issues whatsoever... on the contrary, my temps have been amazing even in this hot weather...
  10. Quote:
    Read the reviews on newegg

    I don't listen to Newegg reviews. Most Newegg reviewers are stupid.
  11. The CCF is good, but some were having trouble installing it. I hear zipzoomflyhigh's concern, though the board I am attaching it to, doesnt really have a lot of capacitors and moffsets.
  12. > the intel stock is barely keeping the Pentium D 945 cool at stock speeds


    Very cost-effective solution is here:

    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/lgbowiscsp.html


    More reading is here:

    http://www.supremelaw.org/systems/heatsinks/warning.htm


    The stock cooler is more than adequate, as long as the
    defective push-pins are replaced with a proper backing plate:




    MRFS
  13. MRFS said:
    > the intel stock is barely keeping the Pentium D 945 cool at stock speeds


    Very cost-effective solution is here:

    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/lgbowiscsp.html


    More reading is here:

    http://www.supremelaw.org/systems/heatsinks/warning.htm


    The stock cooler is more than adequate, as long as the
    defective push-pins are replaced with a proper backing plate:

    http://www.supremelaw.org/systems/heatsinks/Intel%20Stock.5.jpg


    MRFS



    Thank god i don't have to deal with push pins......

    IMO any stock HSU is crap, unless you plan on leaving the CPU at stocks speeds forever.... The i7's stock HSU is ok but most users that have an i7 920 really didn't pay all that money to have their PC run at 2.66Ghz since they know that the CPU is capable of so much more....

    As far as the "Very cost-effective solution" you would think that Intel would provide you with the neccesary mounting brackets since you already spent a Ton of cash on thier CPU.... Just does not make sense to have to spend MORE when you already paid the premium.... But then if you have the cash to buy the best you should not have a problem paying extra for whatever......
  14. OvrClkr said:
    Thank god i don't have to deal with push pins......

    IMO any stock HSU is crap, unless you plan on leaving the CPU at stocks speeds forever.... The i7's stock HSU is ok but most users that have an i7 920 really didn't pay all that money to have their PC run at 2.66Ghz since they know that the CPU is capable of so much more....

    As far as the "Very cost-effective solution" you would think that Intel would provide you with the neccesary mounting brackets since you already spent a Ton of cash on thier CPU.... Just does not make sense to have to spend MORE when you already paid the premium.... But then if you have the cash to buy the best you should not have a problem paying extra for whatever......



    We've got the D 945 working just fine with this older ASUS HSF:








    But, there are much better HSFs available from ASUS and
    from numerous other suppliers now.


    MRFS
  15. Dude that heatsink looks massive, looks like replacement part for my car..... lol ....
  16. Don't forget to look into the Coolermaster 212+.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
  17. MRFS said:
    >
    Very cost-effective solution is here:

    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/lgbowiscsp.html

    I have already tried 3 times seating the thing, also from the get-go I replaced the TIM with the STG-1, and the temps still hover at 60C+. Rather than trying my luck with the backplate, I think a new cheap cooler could do better.

    OvrClkr said:
    IMO any stock HSU is crap.

    Not all stock hsf, looking at joefriday's post brings:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/251014-28-intel-boxed-coolers-suck-factor
    Quote:
    Hey Reynod, the best factory cooler for LGA 775 is the new monster that comes with the QX9650.
    http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2008/02/intel-qx9650-quad-core-extreme-has-new.html
    .....
    Here's a shot of QX9650 next to the old extreme edition cooler for Pentium D:

    Source: overclockers.com



    Anonymous said:
    Don't forget to look into the Coolermaster 212+.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    Wiil do. Thanks.
  18. I thought you got fed up with the CCF and maybe swapped coolers... As far as the fan goes, I hear many are using sycthe slipstream's instead of the OEM fan that comes with the CCF.....
  19. ^Yup. Using Scythe Slipstream 110CFM fans or Scyth Ultra Kaze mainly used in WCing. Dropped my temps by 5-7C on S1283 + CCF with the 110CFM Slipstream.
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