Solved Need help choosing heat sink Tags: CPUs Supermicro Heat Intel i7 Product Last response: October 12, 2010 5:34 AM in CPUs Share berkguy October 2, 2010 5:09:05 AM I have a 1u and have the X8STi mobo. I'm getting an i7 950 for it, but I don't thing the stock heat sink will fit. I've been looking around and found a few heat sinks. The Dynatron G129, which is around $35 bucks I also found the SNK-P0037P by supermicro for around $25 My question is if I go with the dynatron can I still use the supermicro bracket (BKT-0023L)? or will the dynatron require it's own specific bracket? More about : choosing heat sink Best solution rolli59 a c 748 à CPUs October 2, 2010 12:17:59 PM One of the things to look at is that the Dynatron is for CPU's with max 95watts tdp and you are planning to use it on a CPU with 130watt tdp. http://www.dynatron-corp.com/upload/Downloads/G129.pdf My guess is that you can use the supermicro bracket. berkguy October 2, 2010 6:03:20 PM Is there any heat sink that can fit my setup? Related resources Need help choosing fans n heat sink for new build - Forum Need help choosing an heat sink - Forum Need help with a heat sink - Forum Heat Sink Help ? - Forum CPU Heat Sink /Cooler for i7 2600K on an ASUS P8Z68-V Pro - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer berkguy October 2, 2010 6:11:05 PM I was looking around and the i7 970 is a lot more powerful and it's also 130 tdp. Also, according to dynatron's website, the g129 supports the xeon W5580, which is 130watt tdp. Still, between both heatsinks, which do you think it's better? rolli59 a c 748 à CPUs October 2, 2010 7:08:58 PM I believe that the all cu dynatron is better. berkguy October 4, 2010 11:20:16 PM I contacted supermicro and they rocommended this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Is that one better than the dynatron g129? rolli59 a c 748 à CPUs October 5, 2010 12:06:27 AM It is hard to tell not a lot of information on it like material and weight. Of course they will recommend their own product, at least it is rated for CPU's with tdp of 130 watts berkguy October 5, 2010 5:35:42 AM Where did you find that? I couldn't find any info on the SNK-P0036. I found one source that said it weights 1.5lb Also, while I got your attention, should I use silver 5 paste or the water-based stuff it comes with. rolli59 a c 748 à CPUs October 5, 2010 4:25:27 PM It supports 3500 series which many are 130watt. The weight looks promising it is heavier than the Dynatron, usually a sign of better cooling performance. berkguy October 12, 2010 5:34:34 AM I went with the Dynatron G218. It all copper and has a fan, it's made for a 1u chassis. berkguy October 12, 2010 5:34:51 AM Best answer selected by berkguy. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumCPU Stuck to Heat Sink - How can I remove? ForumHeat - Sink & Fan ForumPush+Pull or Push+Push Dual Fans on Heat Sink ForumWhat heat sink are you using? ForumDoes the orientation of a heat sink change its cooling power ForumNeed Help finding After Market CPU Fan / heat sink ForumNeed help with fans for pc and cpu fans to replace stock heat sink fan ForumSocket FM2 heat sink fan help ! ForumFirst time upgrading - Need help with heat sink and paste ForumWould a new computer case help more with temperatures or a heat sink ? ForumRe-use power supply heat sink ? ForumPSU Help ForumHelp a Mac guy out? ForumPlease Help ForumHelp me select my new case! More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !