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I'm looking in replacing my stock chipset cooler with the fallowing Vantec iCEBERQ 4 (none pro)

 

Pro's dimensions are the fallowing.

88x65x15 mm

 

none pro (one i have) not installed yet

75x62x15 mm

 

actually 3 MM diference.

 

i know i have no choice to remove the blue plastic for the 10mm clearance.

 

 

but were i'm confused is were i was fallowing the mod provided by a kewl chap in here!!

http://myweb.cableone.net/lreedy/computer/nbcoolermod.html

 

 

but due to the dimensions being slightly diffrent i'm looking to see if any one has used this to mod their current CCB-A4C model??

 

is there needs to remove some fins due to some wholes looks perfect fit.

 

will i need some additional grinding with a file and were?

 

thanks he he

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I removed the plastic and drilled the holes a little bigger so the pushpins would fit. I didn't use foam, and mine works fine. similar temps to his, if not the same.

It also looks nice. ^_^

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There's loads of threads about this cooler already....

 

Here's

a good one.

I was thinking: let me what the dude in that thread did... and then oops, it me :O

 

The Evercool, one of them because there are two models, is perfect to replace the stock DFI heatsink as it requires zero modifications... but it is dificult to find and if you get the "wrong" model you end up exactly with the same modifications the VanteQ 4 require.

 

IMO the two Evercool and the Vantec IceberQ 4 perform the same way, one is just easier to install.

 

Good luck

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  • 3 weeks later...

I installed the Iceberq 4 on my board as well. Here's a high res pic of all the grinding that had to be done to get it to fit. The results were well worth it though, the chipset runs at 39-44 C with the fan shut off. It runs completely on passive cooling unless my room gets above 80 F or so, then it runs at a low RPM. While I was replacing the fan, I also took the time to mod the chipset for SLi :D.

 

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  • 3 weeks later...
  • 3 weeks later...

Well, I tried to mod Vantec Iceberq Pro version, but the fan is bolted down

with really tiny shallow screws and I ended with busting two of them. Not

just that, I scrached the base really badly screwing around with the screws.

Besides, I found out that the fan on the Pro is/was really laud....way more

than I have expected....no wonder it is rated at 8.6cfm (@5500rpm).

 

Now I bought the Revoltec VGA cooler which is almost exactly the same as

Vantec Pro. The dimensions of the heatsing are exactly the same as is the

weight. Only the fan is different ....more silent (@5000rpm / cfm ???) and has

waaay better screws so removing the fan is quite easy. Revoltec offers the

same combo as Vanter Iceberq - the Pro and the Non-Pro ....which are

identical in measures, only the fans differ.

 

Anyway, Vantec/Revoltec Pro is 3mm wider than the Non-Pro, but this means

more surface for cooling...and also a less powerful fan needed. But it also needs

to be cut more...but not too bad.....with a saw and a file it was done in half hour

 

 

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