Overall, I can’t really find anything bad to say about the product except for the fact that mounting on the AMD platform can prove to be a slight challenge when it comes to the tightening of the mini-nuts. In the same regard as the Microcool kit, one other exception that may come in to play is possible interference between the CPU and northbridge heatsinks if the two socket areas sit too closely to one another. It should be noted that on Intel installations, Swiftech recommends the removal of the heatsink if the unit is going to be moved around, i.e. travel to a LAN party, etc. to ensure that, should a mounting clamp come loose from the motherboard, that no damage is caused due to a 238gram block of copper being thrown around inside your computer. It’s a shame that the Intel mounting isn’t similar to the AMD, or that manufacturers don’t integrate a two hole method over the Intel reference design of the four mounting rings. All in all, I’d have to say that the MCX-159 is another sound product from a company who actually knows a thing or two about cooling and isn’t afraid to walk the “path less traveled”.
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