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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by nora.e, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. nora.e New Member

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    I'm looking at doing a budget build on an Asus p5b-vm mobo, and want to continue to use my Thermaltake Blue Orb 2 cpu cooler. The heat sink on the northbridge don't look like it will fit under my Orb. Does this chip cooler look to be on par to keep an Intel G965 from burning up?
    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=BA30133&RSKU=BA30133
     
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    can we get a pic of the exact clearance, you can always use a thermalright ifx 15 if you really want an out of the way cooling solution
     
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    I haven't bought the board yet. The heat sink just looks on the tall side in all the pics I've seen on line so far. Just looking for good ideas should this be the case.
     
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    http://www.evercool.com.tw/products/vc_re.htm

    Those are what I would recommend as they kept my NF4 chip at 1.7 volts a minimal 45*c load. They say they are VGA coolers , but they are a direct fit to the 2 hole patern in most mobos. Very low profile and great performance! I did lap mine tho too!



    EDIT:....Forgot to mention , I bought it for like $11-12 USD
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2007
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    on a similar board I am using an 80mm high volume zalmon..
     

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