Shorter i7 heatsink for OCing...


Jul 9, 2009
I recently setup a new gaming computer. I'm running a Core i7 920 and I bought a Noctua heatsink for it, but the large side panel fan in the (Full Size) case I bought limits the height of any heatsink I would place on the CPU...

I don't like the intel stock heatsink (which is currently what I'm using) and I would like to be able to do some overclocking with my new rig. The Noctua which I mistakenly assumed would fit is 158mm tall - I need something about a half inch shorter at least.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I've been looking around but it seems that any 'good' heatsink is still too tall.

Thanks for the help!