I'm upgrading the components in an Antec Fusion HTPC that currently has an old AMD AM2 processor cooled by a Thermalright SI-128.
There's no need for a fan on the Thermalright itself as the two 120mm fans are so close:
I'd like to keep this passive solution if possible when upgrading to a build around an Intel Core i5 2500K. Is the Thermalright SI-128 capable of cooling this processor? I've found a mounting kit for 1155 processors here
that suggests this'd be ok.
The alternative I'm considering is buying a Thermalright AXP-140, but I'm not entirely sure that'd fit in an Antec Fusion, and it does seem similar in appearance at least to the Thermalright SI-128 so I'm wondering what exactly I'm getting extra for the expenditure.
I'd be most grateful for anyone here's thoughts or experience.