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Topic # 116575 2-May-2013 23:30
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Im going to upgrade the p4 dinosaurs (power hogging 3GHz box) to an i3 so I can get them onto 64 bit.

THey are in cases the height of a short PCI card, and the current p4 cpu is one that blows sideways straight into the power supply intake.

I would like the same thing for an i3. Will be a gutless i3 so heat will be a non issue, just the mounting. I thought I would look at 2u heatsinks but there seem to be plenty online but nothing I can see in NZ, would prefer something local if I can.

Anyone seen anything?


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  Reply # 810570 3-May-2013 00:07
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TBH you may be best to bite the bullet and buy overseas. I can get some in with my next order form the US if needed.

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  Reply # 810609 3-May-2013 07:52
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How about the heatsink that comes with the i3 processor? Unless you're overclocking it'll be fine.

I had to get a shorter heatsink because of my case size. I ended up with a Noctuna, which is huge but short, which works super well.

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  Reply # 810718 3-May-2013 11:50
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Im fairly certain it will be too close to the case lid. Might give it a shot tho before splashing out on an expensive aftermarket one


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