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HighTest
02-17-05, 09:42 PM
I have an MSI Neo4 Platinum SLI and the heatsink/fan on the NForce4 SLI chipset seems cheap like the competitors.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a replacement? :confused: Be sure to remember that it's inline with a PCIe slot, so it needs to be low profile if possible.

Thanks!

Kev1
02-17-05, 10:06 PM
I'm about to get that mobo with a A64 3000+ and a MSI 6600GT PCIe card :)

I think the only coolers that might fit are the low profile "Vantec Iceberq" ones. You can find some here:

http://www.coolerguys.com/chipsetcooling.html

Viral
02-18-05, 02:28 AM
I second the Vantec Iceberq 4, not the pro, it's too big. These things are good enough to cool a 9800pro and are relatively quiet.

bkswaney
02-18-05, 02:29 AM
I love the Zalman's myself. :)

www.zalmanusa.com

Try www.crazypc.com


http://www.zalmanusa.com/usa/product/code_list.asp?code=014
Fanless is sweet. No need to worry about fans craping out. ;)

HighTest
02-18-05, 10:37 PM
bkswaney,

Do appreciate your suggestion, but when looking at the Zalman, they don't look low profile.

Remember the SLI boards have the second PCIe slot in line with the northbridge and if the heatsink is too tall, the second graphics card won't fit.

Any other suggestions that may be low profile?

bkswaney
02-18-05, 11:26 PM
Try these 2 places.

www.frozencpu.com

www.coolerguys.com

Maybe one of them will have something low profile.

jAkUp
02-19-05, 01:16 AM
mmm... www.frozencpu.com

I have 2 frozencpu shirts, a beanie, and a can opener. I guess you can say that I am frozencpu's bitch :D