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Viral
07-23-04, 10:59 PM
http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main_product_xp120.htm

This will be my next HSF for when i finally get an A64. It's perfect. Light because it's all alloy, but stil a great performer because of the heatpipes and shear amount of metal. Oh, and yeah, it's made for 120mm fans :)

I'm thinking of putting it on a S939 system.. looking at the MSI K8N Neo2 nForce3 ultra. There seems to be a lot of space around the socket with the closest interfering thing being the RAM... I'm not sure which way the HSF will mount on S939 as i have only seen P4 reviews (the thermalright site says it works on Athlon 64's).

Anyone else interested? I'm not that sure of what fan i will put on it.. perhaps a 3000rpm sunon. But i got a bit burnt when relying on a fan controller in the past. I'm thinking a 2000rpm fan will be fine, but it would be nice to have extra potential there. That and 38mm thick fans rock :D

jAkUp
07-23-04, 11:14 PM
Put a tornado on that baby :D

saturnotaku
07-23-04, 11:16 PM
That thing is absolutely ginormous. Makes the Zalman CU7000 look puny by comparison.

Viral
07-23-04, 11:23 PM
Put a tornado on that baby :D

There are no 120mm tornado's, but i'm sure this 4000rpm 190cfm delta will do just fine ;)

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/delffb1212eh.html

Just fine at deafening you also with 59dBA. That's two more than my tornado at full speed. This thing would be beefy sounding too.. not even close to high pitch.

I think i'll pass on the insane fan this time though ;p At most i will go with something at 3000rpm, that's insane enough.

saturnotaku
07-29-04, 05:49 AM
Does anyone know if that heatsink will work on an Abit IC7-MAX3?

Lalander
07-29-04, 06:30 AM
Does anyone know if that heatsink will work on an Abit IC7-MAX3?

Not a MAX3 but... http://www.systemcooling.com/thermalright_xp120-02.html

saturnotaku
07-29-04, 06:37 AM
Not a MAX3 but... http://www.systemcooling.com/thermalright_xp120-02.html

That doesn't really help. I need to know if the heatsink will be able to fit around the OTES system.

I appreciate the link, though. :)

Riptide
07-29-04, 09:57 AM
Wow, and I thought my zalman and the thermalright slk948u I just got were beefy...

How much more would this thing weigh if it were pure copper?

superklye
07-29-04, 10:00 AM
Do they have an A64 version, because, correct me if I'm wrong, the one in the original post looks to be for a P4?

Riptide
07-29-04, 10:03 AM
It might still work w/socket 939/940 though. I know my zalman 7000cu works with both of those sockets as well as skt478.

superklye
07-29-04, 10:23 AM
It might still work w/socket 939/940 though. I know my zalman 7000cu works with both of those sockets as well as skt478.

Oh, okay...but it's not a guarantee?

I thought there was an all-copper SLK-948 or something like that designed specifically for the A64 CPU? From what I was reading about the P4 version, it's an outstanding heatsink.

Riptide
07-29-04, 10:44 AM
The SLK948U is all copper, as is the Zalman 7000cu. This heatsink (XP-120) appears to be an alloy. The SLK948U will fit 478/939/940 sockets.

And yes, there are no guarantees but if THIS HS doesn't fit you could always just return it. :)

AFAIK you shouldn't have any problems with the 948U and the above sockets though.

Sazar
07-29-04, 10:48 AM
the a64's have a designated component free zone round the socket that manufacturers have to adhere to... if they do that hsf will fit fine it would seem... if they in fact don't and instead have taken liberties with component placement then there might be a bit more of a problem..

btw... that thing is GINORMOUS :eek:

superklye
07-29-04, 10:58 AM
The SLK948U is all copper, as is the Zalman 7000cu. This heatsink (XP-120) appears to be an alloy. The SLK948U will fit 478/939/940 sockets.

And yes, there are no guarantees but if THIS HS doesn't fit you could always just return it. :)

AFAIK you shouldn't have any problems with the 948U and the above sockets though.

okay, true. :)

But wouldnt all-copper be better? Yeah, it weighs a ton (my SLK-900A weights over a pound!) but copper is the best, is it not?

Riptide
07-29-04, 11:28 AM
Actually, 18K gold would be the ultimate. ;)

But yeah, copper is the best you can get.

superklye
07-29-04, 01:52 PM
Actually, 18K gold would be the ultimate. ;)

But yeah, copper is the best you can get.

hahaha...18k gold. Maybe MTV could take this idea and make "Pimp my Computer" or something. :)

mustrum
07-29-04, 04:37 PM
Is that the intel stock cooler for new Prescotts?
:udawg:

saturnotaku
07-29-04, 05:10 PM
I heard back from Thermalright and unless you take the OTES system off the IC7-MAX3, it won't fit. :(

Viral
07-30-04, 02:24 AM
A review say P4 only, but thermalright say it is AMD compatible on their page, and list athlon 64's before the P4 on the compatibility list :)

This thing would wiegh close to 1KG if it were all copper, far too heavy. The difference between copper and alloy isn't all that much, and the numerous long heatpipes as well as the amount of metal the fan is cooling should make it perform better than any SLK-9xx/SP9x.

The reviews seem to show this also. As an added bonus you can get good performance with an even quieter fan, and it's lighter.

superklye
07-30-04, 09:46 AM
A review say P4 only, but thermalright say it is AMD compatible on their page, and list athlon 64's before the P4 on the compatibility list :)

That's 'cause "a" comes before "p" in the alphabet. ;)