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Small Heat Sink and Fan

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February 22, 2010 4:43:22 AM

I am installing a Gigabye MOBO with aa AMD Athlon II X2 240 dual core processor. I'm putting it in a micro case and have space restrictions. Where can I get a good small heatsink and fan? The Thermaltake TR2-R1 I purchased is too big.

Andie Z

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February 22, 2010 7:17:01 AM

Is there anything wrong with the stock HSF?

If you want a really low profile solution arctic cooling do the freezer 7 LP, or hiper do media centre HSFs that are 35mm high in total.

What case do you have?
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February 22, 2010 9:31:27 AM

yea why cant you use the stock heat sink, or did you buy it without heat sink from newegg?
February 23, 2010 12:46:49 AM

I think the stock heat sink may have been too large. I got the Thermaltake TR2-R1 to fit by beating it with a hammer. Not really. It's quite tight. If I can find a suitable good sink, I'll swap it out.

Andie Z
February 23, 2010 5:22:32 PM

you must have a really small case or something... i always go mid atx or full atx!!!
February 23, 2010 5:39:51 PM

It's a Chenbro. Very nice and about a third of the size of a mid atx. No screws or
tools needed for swaps. Swing-out racks for HDD, DVD, etc.
February 23, 2010 5:42:55 PM

also cramped= less airflow = less room for modern gpu= heating issues= less expansion bays= get a mid atx!!!!
February 23, 2010 5:44:02 PM

not being mean but room should never have to be an issue..
February 23, 2010 8:15:08 PM

Hey, I have three mid ATXs sitting here running, and an IBM Micro. I wanted something nice looking that I could use in my living room for a media center. I started to give my laptops away because they are an abomination. Not really. The ThinkPads just aren't fun. I'll keep one for traveling and one for us in the kitchen exclusively for recipes and cooking. I'm 70 years old and haven't really got into computers.
February 23, 2010 8:24:29 PM

Its just insane to me that the stock heat sink is to big... they make those small as they get... most of the time people complain that the stock heat sink is to small for them!!!
February 23, 2010 8:26:32 PM

you could go with a liquid cooled block or something i guess but your running a risk in liquid cooling... water+electronics= disaster waiting to happen... but if the stock heat sink is to big im not sure what to recomend because you need heat disapation or you could risk overheating the cpu.