Socket A CPU top-down heatsink

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trodas

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For old testing/download PC I would like quiet cooler, something like Thermalright SI-97A:



http://www.hartware.de/media/reviews/427/si97_quad_heatpipe.jpg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835109124

The cooler must have the top-down airflow, so it cool the hot mosfets and caps near the CPU (they are heated up pretty much) and also it should have at least 92mm fan (for replacement to quiet Noiseblocker fan).

The most problematic part is, that the Soltek SL-KT600-R mainboard have NO HOLES near that CPU socket, so only heatsinks that attach to the ZIF socket are usable. The Zalman CNPS 7000Cu is not usable as well, as many other CPU heatsinks that require these nice installation holes... damn.

So, suggestions? And no, ebay search turned out as no results for Thermalright SI-97A :( (n)
 

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I have used something similar to this socket A cooler; it worked well and was reasonably quiet
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200017

Still available from the egg.

Note when you install any socket A type cooler, be mindful of the following;
1 There is a lip on the mb bracket that must fit in a recess on the cooler
2 Socket A type cpu has an exposed die and as such is pretty easy to crack when installing the cooler. Be sure that you are careful when installing the cooler.
 

trodas

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Thanks crjdriver for the suggestion. I already use cooler very much exatly like that looking, but it have a small fan and it does not cool the mosfets area, so I looking for something better... And years ago I had and used this Thermalright SI-97A and it was amaizing and it will cool the mosfets.
And yep, I have some experience with naked die CPUs, so I will not damage it, when I get such cooler to replace my current one...
 
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