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WillysNut (May 25, 2001 08:33 p.m.):
Well, seeing as the Swiftech's are pretty much purpose built for AMD processors/boards, I'd have to say, yes! However...If you're gonna spend $30.00 on the all alum. version...why not save up and get this one:
It's only 20 bucks more and it has the copper base which will really kick *** if you plan having an AMD which is "Overclocked to HELL" He he! I would highly suggest going w/ the copper over the alum version...it's the way things are heading...for now!
WillysNut (May 26, 2001 07:25 a.m.):
Jim, Those are all factors to consider.
1) The diff. between 30 and 53 bucks is minimal...wait a little while...you'll be much happier in the end. A lot of us suffer from "I NEED IT NOW" syndrome! Be patient.
2) I would check w/ the manufacturer of the board to see if the Swiftech unit will work on the board.
Do you have the board currently? First...check to make sure you have the 4 mounting holes on the mobo required for the swiftech. Second, try cutting a piece of paper in a square...your shooting for 2.5" x 2.5". Keep cutting until you have a square that fits over the socket and is the maximum allowable space between the edges of the socket and any nearby mobo parts.
Take the dimensions of your square when your done and compare them to the swiftec's dimensions which are:2.5" x 2.5"
Hope this helps!