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Am I Nuts?

BALISTX

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I was thinking and here's the plan.

CPU: Intel E8400 - Goal 4.0GHz (450x9)
Memory: 2GB Mushkin EM-6400 (900MHz 5-5-5-15/18)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R (mATX)
PSU: OCZ StealthStream 600W
Case: NZXT Rogue SFF
Case Cooling: 5x120mm

What is a good low profile CPU HSF that will allow be to reach 4.0GHz. I was thinking a Thermalright XP-120 or SI-128-SE. I want something that will not get caught when you slide out the mobo tray.

In case none of you have seen the NZXT Rogue here is a link to it.
NZXT. Products.
 

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I was thinking and here's the plan.

CPU: Intel E8400 - Goal 4.0GHz (450x9)
Memory: 2GB Mushkin EM-6400 (900MHz 5-5-5-15/18)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R (mATX)
PSU: OCZ StealthStream 600W
Case: NZXT Rogue SFF
Case Cooling: 5x120mm

What is a good low profile CPU HSF that will allow be to reach 4.0GHz. I was thinking a Thermalright XP-120 or SI-128-SE. I want something that will not get caught when you slide out the mobo tray.

In case none of you have seen the NZXT Rogue here is a link to it.
NZXT. Products.
I know the Wolfdale's are a lot cooler-running than Conroe.. but i'm not entirely sure an XP-120 would keep it cool enough. While running my [email protected] 3.6(400x9), the XP-120 can barely keep up... and that's with a ~105cfm 120x38mm [email protected] in BIOS.The XP-120 did a great job cooling my 2.4A [email protected] up to 3.9GHz.. but i think the different heat-load(not in the direct center of the IHS) of dual-cores is harder for it to cool.(i know...sounds stupid:whistle: ) I doubt a flower-style Zalman would do any better...tower HS/F's seem to be a lot better for duals/quads... IMO.:blarg:
 
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A thermalright Ultra 120 will fit in the case. it's going to a PITA to put the backplate on, slide the motherboard tray in and then mount the HSF
 

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A thermalright Ultra 120 will fit in the case. it's going to a PITA to put the backplate on, slide the motherboard tray in and then mount the HSF
... but feasible. Interesting choice of components, can't wait to read your evaluation of that case. It's very tempting.
 

BALISTX

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It is feasible, I've seen a few over at [H]ard Forums do it. Height isn't a problem it's with so they have to mount the TRUE sidewares with the fan facing the side of the case. One person took pictures and measurements. Just they never said how they mounted it.
 

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It's amazing what happens when you read installation instructions. From what I can tell the backplate stays in place. Once the mobo tray slides in then I simply install the TRUE. I will have to mount it sideways in order for it to fit properly.

Here is a pic of the TRUE mounted inside the Rogue case. This is from jamemail @ [H]ard Forums. I am wonder though if you have the fan blowing air throw the heatsink if would just end up bouncing off the PSU. Unless I have the fan pulling the air from the heatsink and use the fans on the right side as exhaust fans to pull the air out of case. I would like to have the right side case fans blowing in to help cool the CPU. Then have the fans on the other side as exhaust to pull the hot air away from the video card. The only other problem with having the air move from right to left is the hot air from the CPU hitting the back of the video card.

 
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Hmmm, nuts? Likely. The board is looking pretty good, it have 6 phase Vcore regulation, yet I still have my doubts about that it can handle for prolonged time the 4Ghz - if you even manage them... And as for the tight space and cooling - well - that is going to be a challenge. I would, for the planed overclock, recommend BIG case and huge best-performing heatsink, if not watercooling with HUGE external radiator.
So to answer honestly the question - yes, you are nuts :biggrin: But not to worry, you are not alone and you are still far less "nuttier" than me, for example :haha:
 

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