Alternative to a CCF...

JofaMang

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Hey all, I was intent on buying a CCF, but upon doing some measurements, I realized that it would be too tight of a fit on my motherboard (ga-ma780g-ud3h) so have been doing some perusing of alternate decent name brand HSFs at about the same price.

So far, this one has intrigued me the most:
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=42811&vpn=SCSMZ-2000&manufacture=Scythe

Anyone have any experience with this one? I have never owned a Scythe HSF, so I guess I am also looking for some opinions on the brand as well. Any other suggestions would also be greatly appreciated! Thanks for your time and input, good sirs.
 

JofaMang

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Also, I have never installed an HSF that is this heavy (.5 KG). Is this risky to install on a vertical MB? This should have probably been my first question, heh, but it just occurred to me. My last HSF installation was a few years ago, and wasn't anything extreme at all (swapped out stock for a different stock unit, nowhere nearly as heavy or large). Again, thanks in advance for your time! :D
 

JofaMang

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I didn't come across that model on my usual site (ncix) and the price is right. The reason I am still leaning towards the scythe is that it is slightly lower profile (CCF was too wide down low, while the Xig is a little tall) while still being a lot narrower than the CCF. But this one is cheaper, and is ranked well, whereas the Scythe isn't even on that list (last gen was, but totally different units).

Thanks for the heads up, will probably go with the Xig, after I mull it over and take a few more measurements. Have a great day!
 


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Returning it. Didn't clear my first ram stick and I'm not prepared to lose any of my potential max 16GB ram for this mobo, even though I only have 2x2GB at the moment. Also, I could see it was going to be awkward getting my fingers between the roof of the case and the far side of the HDT to clip it down, not to mention the reviews I've read of people nearly breaking their motherboards trying to latch the clip onto the bracket. I was talked out of a thermalright by someone who said the CCF would be fine, and I'm sure temp wise, the CCF would have been fine. But I always wanted a bolt through because you can just plonk the HS straight down without fear of messing up the TIM while trying to secure it, and you know that it's going to give you maximum contact. Well, I think it will. Fortunately, I had only clipped the fan on and hadn't removed the sticky plastic over the base of the HDT. So tomorrow I receive this little lot. And I know that I'll get even better temps as the 120 extreme is a better cooling solution ;)


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Well I've been reliably been informed that it fits in an antec 300, and my case
is slightly deeper than that. So, fingers crossed, should be fine. :)