Are backplates recommended whenever possible, or only when the motherboard will be vertical?
It generally does not matter at all. The coolers that use push pins are light enough where they do not put strain on the board.
Most Xeon motherboards have fixed backplates, so that is what the guide is referencing when it comes to backplates.
So the EVGA CL11-V1 DOES support Narrow ILM… I thought it was Sqaure only a few days on the chart…
The EVGA CL11 does not come with the necessary brackets for narrow ILM. Initially the compatibility was not known. Several members reported success so the info was updated.
Has anyone been able to provide info that the brackets fit the CL11?
I’ll be able to confirm in a couple days if the CL11 works with the Asetek narrow ILM Brackets… I ordered some just waiting for delivery… I picked up a couple use Asetek 550LC’s from Ebay and both of the pumps are so loud that I’m ready to toss in the trash. Read that there can be air bubbles but can’t figure out how to quiet them down.
Run them and raise, tilt, and turn the pumps while they are running, it should be fairly easy to get air bubbles out of it.
I spent a bunch of time trying just that, sounded more grinding than bubbly.
Confirmed bracket fit for the Asetek Narrow ILM 20xx bracket from Amazon on new EVGA CL11
Any suggestions for an AM3+ low profile air-cooled CPU cooler? I’m wanting something that would fit inside a 1U chassis.
Thank very much for having this resource available.
It is saving me a lot of time comparing specs as I pick out a new CPU heat sink that will do the job without overshadowing a PCIe slot on my Supermicro X9SCL-F mobo.
I am leaning towards the Noctua coolers as they are only a few $$ more (today) than the Alpine coolers here in Canada.
Dynatron makes 1U coolers for pretty much everything, AM3+ 1U is model A48G.
Other than it should fit by spec, I can’t say much else about it.
i can vouch for the dynatron 1u coolers, have used a few and they are rather quiet as well.