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[M0F0]

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hi guyz

i'm looking @ getting me a better heatsink currently running a volcano 9

i was planning on getting a SLK900 but with my board i would have to bend some capacitors quite badly and i'm not too fond of doing that

so i'm looking @ a SK6 or a volcano 11

just wondering if u guys could help me with my choice

currently running a Xp 2000+ on a A7N8X-Deluxe

cheers
 

josi

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I had used Thermaltake heatsinks for some 3 years, but now I would like to say - better stay away from them, there a lot of heatsinks in the same price range that will perform better with less noise, for example: GlacialTech Igloo 2500, Vantec Aeroflow, Thermalright SK7 with some decent fan and so on.
 

Alphatronic

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Yep, sk7 is a nice HS.
But a bit lapping was necessary. It's not so smooth like an Alpha.
 
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[M0F0]

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i've just been reading about the SLK800U apparently it will fit

but i now face the problem of finding someone who supplies them in new zealand

so far i can only get a SLK900U or a SK6 rev2

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1Time

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The SK6+ is a good cooler but it takes a 60mm fan. I've got the SLK-800 clipped to my board and recommend it; hope you can find it.
 

macklin01

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I would definitely favor the sk7 over the sk6 or sk6+. It will be better on your ears to get something that accepts an 80mm fan. Or get a more standard 60mm HS (i.e., one that uses screws rather than Thermalright clips) and get a 60mm->80mm fan adapter. I've used that combination with very good results.

-- Paul