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 Post subject: Thermalright SI-128 sufficient to cool Intel Core i5 2500K?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:42 pm 
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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:

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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Thermalright SI-128 sufficient to cool Intel Core i5 250
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:26 am 
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I'm pretty sure it will work, the 2500K doesn't use much power. Is there room for a fan on top of the heatsink, just in case it would be needed?


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 Post subject: Re: Thermalright SI-128 sufficient to cool Intel Core i5 250
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:18 pm 
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Given that my 2500K is cooled quite adequately by a Kozuti, which has a smaller surface area and the airflow of an 80x80x10 fan, that should absolutely work. I don't know about overclocking, mind you, but at stock I would do that without worry.


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