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Old 06-03-08, 12:15 PM Thread Starter   #1

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790i CPU Heatsink Compatibility List

What fits and what doesn't? I couldn't use my Zalman CNPS8000 because of the shear size of the board's MCP sinks. I succumbed to using the Intel Stock HS/F.

What has worked for you? I'll update the list as more options come. This will definitely help those of us looking for a solution.

Intel Stock
Ultra-120 Extreme

Doesn't Fit
Zalman CNPS8000

MB EVGA 790i Ultra SLI
CPU Intel Q9450 @ 3.4GHz | 1.3v
RAM Patriot 8GB DDR3 1333MHz Sector 5
HDD WD Velociraptor 300GB
EXT BlacX w/ 150GB Raptor X
GPU 3 x EVGA GeForce GTX 560 (2-SLI)
DISP 3 x 20" Acer Widescreen LCD
PSU Corsair HX1000
CASE Antec Nine Hundred
HSF AC Freezer 7 Pro
OS Vista Ultimate 64
3DMARK Vantage P21442

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Old 06-03-08, 05:10 PM   #2

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