1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Cooler for 1155, that doesn't require removing motherboard?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by ArmoredCavalry, May 1, 2011.

  1. ArmoredCavalry

    ArmoredCavalry New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Messages:
    617 (0.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    71
    Location:
    Ohio
  2. entropy13

    entropy13

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    4,898 (2.48/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,188
    There are hardly any coolers for LGA 1155 that doesn't need a bracket.

    Well if you find one that doesn't need a bracket for LGA 1156 then it doesn't need one for LGA 1155...
  3. ArmoredCavalry

    ArmoredCavalry New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Messages:
    617 (0.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    71
    Location:
    Ohio
    Alright, in that case, I think I'll go with the one above. It seems to cool fairly well for the size/price anyhow. :)
  4. streetfighter 2

    streetfighter 2 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,658 (1.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    732
    Location:
    Philly
    The stock heatsink is a bottlecap with some thermal paste on it. :roll:

    As entropy13 it isn't really possible to get a 1155 heatsink that doesn't have a bracket. What I believe you want is a heatsink that doesn't require a "back plate". However, since you have an Antec P183, I suggest you disregard your unfounded desire to ditch the back plate. Installing a cooler with a backplate is trivial with the Antec P183, and there are considerably more coolers to choose from.

    Nevertheless the ZALMAN CNPS5X is a pretty nice cooler and is a fine decision. :rockout:
    ArmoredCavalry says thanks.
  5. 95Viper

    95Viper

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    4,300 (2.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,540
    Location:
    στο άλφα έως ωμέγα
    ArmoredCavalry says thanks.
  6. ArmoredCavalry

    ArmoredCavalry New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Messages:
    617 (0.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    71
    Location:
    Ohio
    Yeah, I was amazed at how little metal there was... even compared to the old 775 stock heatsinks. My friend was showing me the awesome rifle coolers that Intel was originally going to ship with unlocked sandy bridge cpu's, what happened to those. 0_o

    Yeah, I meant one without a backplate. Mostly because it would be awesome to not have to install the motherboard twice in one week (somehow doing so feels wrong). :laugh:


    The TX3 looks fairly nice... Why is it so cheap I wonder?
    Last edited: May 1, 2011
  7. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    11,912 (4.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,978
    Location:
    Wherever I can find the iron.
    I beg to differ on that cooler. Might be better than stock, but for that price I'd get a Cooler Master Hyper 212, and just do the extra work involved in installing the back plate. The installation for the Zalman is terrible. It just didn't feel secure when I put one on for a customer that insisted on that cooler. If you want something even better, there are several excellent and not too expensive coolers that do need a back plate, like the Venomous X or Megahalems.
    streetfighter 2 says thanks.
  8. ArmoredCavalry

    ArmoredCavalry New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Messages:
    617 (0.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    71
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ah really? Yeah I was wondering exactly how stable it would be, although it seems like a fairly light heatsink at least?

    Would you recommend canceling the Zalman and getting the Hyper TX3 (if you have any experience with those)?
  9. streetfighter 2

    streetfighter 2 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,658 (1.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    732
    Location:
    Philly
    What I was saying earlier is that your case has an enormous (read gargantuan) access hole behind the mobo so that you do NOT need to remove the motherboard to install the backplate.

    I spent about 40 minutes the other day cutting a backplate access hole in a Cooler Master Elite 335. Without the aforementioned convenience, I wouldn't buy a cooler with a back plate. I managed to fit one of these in an Elite 335 :laugh:.
  10. ArmoredCavalry

    ArmoredCavalry New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Messages:
    617 (0.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    71
    Location:
    Ohio
    Wait what? I thought that my P183 didn't have a mobo access area, it was only on the newest revision?

    Here is the one I have:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129061&Tpk=p183
    streetfighter 2 says thanks.
  11. streetfighter 2

    streetfighter 2 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,658 (1.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    732
    Location:
    Philly
    My bad. :eek:

    I was looking at the newer revision.

    (I've been wrong twice in this thread. I should probably get out of here before I make it a habit! :roll:)
  12. 95Viper

    95Viper

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    4,300 (2.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,540
    Location:
    στο άλφα έως ωμέγα
    An older design that has been around for a while...
    OK cooler, little bit better than stock, but not an outstanding performer, is just my guess.

    There are better solutions to be had.

    Tweaktown review
  13. nat327

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    66 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    15
    Location:
    Wales
    Hyper 212+ is a great value for money. I wish they'd kept the LED fan from previous rev.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page