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PostPosted: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 06:16:56    Post Subject: Thermalright HR-05 IFX SLI Chipset Cooler Reply with quote View Single Post

I recently read a review of the Thermalright HR-05 SLI chipset cooler and it convinced me that it was the way to go... while on the Thermalright website looking for more information I saw the latest version, the HR-05 IFX SLI. The IFX is fairly similar to the original HR-05 SLI, but the new "Wild Fire" design catches your eye as something different right away. - The Review


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PostPosted: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 06:50:06    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

As an update to this already (will be incorporated later)...

Thermalright says the HR-05 IFX SLI should be in US stores soon, if it isn't yet and the MSRP is $29.95.

They also say that the fit was made loose in order to protect the fragile chipset core. While Modulok's installation seems too loose, I agree that these chips are more susceptible to cracking/crushing and you have to be more careful when installing a cooler than on a CPU.
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PostPosted: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 18:09:17    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

Not to long ago installed one of these and also found their hardware unstable and very lacking. I end up using a set of old thread stand-off’s that where stud-ed on both ends. One side was made to use the regular tension spring and captive Philips head nut. I believe they where from a GPU or some other chip cooler I scrounge, I probably tossed the cheap cooler, but always hold onto the hardware. I ended up cutting the opposite stud-ed end and drilled and tapped it to accept a stand mobo screw (M8?). Then as the computer was all wired I didn’t want to completely pull the mobo. I carefully drilled very small holes to locate where too drill two larger access holes in the mobo tray. I just un-screwed the mobo and protect the back with a piece of thin plywood then open up the holes with one of those stepped bits. My cooler works awesome and chip temps at idle went down 8C (passive). As you stated, everything about this is top notch, why aren’t they providing the superlative hardware… instead of chinsy-cheesey. Two Cents
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PostPosted: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 18:40:27    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

Like I stated in the review I also felt the mounting hardware should be a little more flexible. I see their point of too much pressure could break the chipset, but if it is too loose that would result in less contact (hotter chipset) or the base of the cooler could grind the surface of the chipset.

Opened top M3 nuts or shorter screws would have solved the problem.
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PostPosted: Sat, 18 Aug 2007 08:53:12    Post Subject: Reply with quote View Single Post

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