Whats the best heatsink cooler for cooling the surrounding heatsinks, memory and mosfets on an AM2 board.
I had a Thermalright SI-120 which was great as the fins where quite spaced out and the air from the fan flowed through.
Unfortunately the retention bracket snapped (RM Rev C) and I can't seem to get one anywhere.
So I went and brought a Thermalright SI-128 which has a crappy fitting system and the fins are so tightly packed together that the air isn't able to flow through to cool the surrounding area and memory. Why Thermalright decided to change the original fitting system I'll never know.
The spire thermax eclipse II is the best, according to frostytech. Its hard to find, so I generally recommend the Thermaltake Frio. However it depends on your setup and how much room you have to work with, so "the best" is very subjective.
Have you tried frozencpu for the retention hardware?
Also to keep in mind is that the list on frostytech includes some very loud fans. Again, it depends on your personal taste and how much noise you're willing to live with. I find that my TRU keeps my board nice and chilly. And the yete loon fans are very quiet that I've paired with it.