Used Silverstone NT01v2.0 CPU Heatsink
http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/ ... t01v2.html
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u126 ... nt01v2.jpg
I have an extra NT01v2.0. I have one of these in my NSK2400. I bought a second one to build an NSK1300/Aria with an external-PSU. It worked fine, but then I discovered the Akasa Evo120, which is pretty much the same as this design, except taller (more fins). The NT01 seems almost tailor-made for Antecâ€™s NSK2400 / Fusion. See http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/vi ... hp?t=34127
for some discussion and pix of this combination.
1) This included four little black rubber flat-washers (8.0 mm OD, 4.0 mm ID, 1.0 mm thickness), to provide some compliance for dimensional tolerances in the through-hole mounting stack-up. I pilfered them for use with the Akasa cooler, which didnâ€™t have any. If you are careful to tighten down the four screws evenly, then I think you could mount this without the rubber washers. Or perhaps youâ€™ll find replacement washers at your hardware store, or cut some from an old bicycle innertube etc. All other original parts are included here.
2) I first had this NT01 in my NSK2400. The fin-stack was not exactly vertical. The factory bends in the heatpipes were a degree or two shy of precisely 90 degrees. To keep it from touching the fan in my NSK2400 (which would prevent the cooler from sitting perfectly evenly on the CPU), I had to bend the heatpipes a few millimeters more. The temperatures seemed a little high, until I updated the bios. Certain early BIOS versions for my Asus P5B-vm mobo gave rather higher temp readings than later revisions. When I bought a second NT01, it was much closer to a 90 degree, so I put it in my NSK2400 to see if the temps would change (which might indicate my bending had degraded the heatpipes). The temps didnâ€™t change, and I just left the second NT01 in my machine, and cleaned this one up for use in the Aria. See my post near the end of the thread (#34127) linked above, for lots of details on this.
3) I cut away a few millimeters from the mounting backplate, to provide clearance for a through-hole lead on the backside of my motherboard. Obvious in the picture. This effectively eliminates a hole required for use with Athlon64, from what I can tell from the installation instructions (http://www.silverstonetek.com/downloads ... manual.jpg
). Download and check that manual, to be sure this wonâ€™t cause grief for you. Basically, if you need 4 mounting screws, thisâ€™ll work fine. If you need 2 or 6 screws, this wonâ€™t work.
Cost $36 at NewEgg. Iâ€™ve just replaced all the computers in the house, and donâ€™t expect to need any more CPU coolers for a while. So clear this one out of my closet, for the cost of the shipping plus, say, US$7. In the product box, it's 760 grams, so packed for shipping, probably a little over 2 lbs. Send a private message, if youâ€™re interested.