Prototype DAN HSLP-48: A powerful sub 50mm heatsink

Wyd4

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I own an ASUS STRIX B450-I Gaming. Removing the VRM heatsink is as simple as screwing the two nuts on the underside of the board that hold it in place. Don't forget to put another set of VRM heatsinks on though.

You could also do what @scatterforce suggested with the Gigabyte X570 ITX board or get a Thermalright AXP-90 Full Copper. I own one that is graphene coated and it cools well without seeing tarnished copper later on.
I like this idea. Sadly that cooler is essentially unobtainium here in Australia
 

fabio

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I like this idea. Sadly that cooler is essentially unobtainium here in Australia
Don't bother on those. I've tried many times with the enzotech, and even if are lower in height, the performance is worse thatn the integrated heatsink. Tried on the Asus X470 Itx and on the Asus Z390 Itx.
In your case I will suggest to get the B450 Itx for AMD (I am using an 3900X withthe Strix). For Intel you can stay with MSI or the ASRock Phantom Gaming Z390, or if you want check also the H370 from Asus, or also the EVGA H370 Stinger.
 
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asrock x570 minor cutting on the vrm heatsink, major modding on the chipset heatsink. 120mm fan in use
 
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rcradiator

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Is the only way to get this cooler in the US still to order it from OCUK? Not complaining too much, but it'd be nice to have easy availability in the US.
 

edwad_blake

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Is there actually a mounting-kit to mount the Black Ridge in a 90° position?
These could maybe solve the compatibility issue for 570x boards (together with vlp-ram)…
 

Poblopuablo

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Is there actually a mounting-kit to mount the Black Ridge in a 90° position?
These could maybe solve the compatibility issue for 570x boards (together with vlp-ram)…
Due to the CPU itself not being centered on the motherboard, i don't think it will work (unless I don't understand what you are saying)
 

edwad_blake

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Due to the CPU itself not being centered on the motherboard, i don't think it will work (unless I don't understand what you are saying)
I imagined something like Noctua's NM-AM4 kit which allow 90* rotation.
Thereby you would shift overlap away from the m.2 to the ram...
I have a asus x570-I on the way and a Black Ridge at home... my imagination goes wild sometimes..🤪
 

AURMEND

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Both the gigabyte and ASRock x570 need mods to fit a black ridge. Best fitting so far is the gigabyte board
 

Yoshikan

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Hello guys !

I'm actually looking for my future motherboard. For this Black Ridge, the only B550 motherboard that doesn't seems to need any modding is the Asrock B550M-ITXac, right ?

Thank you :-)
 

MarcParis

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Hello guys !

I'm actually looking for my future motherboard. For this Black Ridge, the only B550 motherboard that doesn't seems to need any modding is the Asrock B550M-ITXac, right ?

Thank you :-)
I would say yes...:) Asrock seemed to develop this motherboard for low profile 120mm cooler...good thing especially when comparing vs Asus with active fan for VRM cooling and big heatsink.
I guess Mini ITX market is split in 2 nowadays : ones for short aircoolers, ones for AIO
 

scatterforce

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Hello guys !

I'm actually looking for my future motherboard. For this Black Ridge, the only B550 motherboard that doesn't seems to need any modding is the Asrock B550M-ITXac, right ?

Thank you :-)
Do be aware; the ASrock socket location is a bit lower on the board. The Blackridge is only good for sandwich cases with this board; the MSI and Gigabyte PCBs have the socket slightly higher and would be good for console layouts paired with the Blackridge. You would need to remove the top cover of the NVME drive, but I don't consider that "modding."

Whichever you choose, good luck on your build!
 

Yoshikan

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Do be aware; the ASrock socket location is a bit lower on the board. The Blackridge is only good for sandwich cases with this board; the MSI and Gigabyte PCBs have the socket slightly higher and would be good for console layouts paired with the Blackridge. You would need to remove the top cover of the NVME drive, but I don't consider that "modding."

Whichever you choose, good luck on your build!
Yep, gonna be a sandwich layout in a Sliger SM560. Thanks for your answer ! :-)
 
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Skarum

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Do be aware; the ASrock socket location is a bit lower on the board. The Blackridge is only good for sandwich cases with this board; the MSI and Gigabyte PCBs have the socket slightly higher and would be good for console layouts paired with the Blackridge. You would need to remove the top cover of the NVME drive, but I don't consider that "modding."

Whichever you choose, good luck on your build!
Can confirm. I run a Black Ridge on an ASRock B450 in a Sliger Conswole. No way it would fit without the riser cable.
 

Analogue Blacksheep

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Random question, but has anyone tried the Black Ridge with dual 120mm fans? How would it compare to a L12-S?
 

Tazpr

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I did a small experiment with a 100m fan that has 92mm mounting holes, the thermalright TY-100BP. It fits in the Blackridge with the Asus b450i Strix motherboard and does not conflict with the IO nor ram. :)

How is it for temps? Is there much difference between that fan and an NF-A9x14?
 

yensteel

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How is it for temps? Is there much difference between that fan and an NF-A9x14?
I didn't do any controlled tests beforehand, sorry :(. All I can remember is that the fan ramped up less often but I also messed with the Power Package, fan smoothing, etc so there's a lot of influencing variables.