That's what I get for not looking at the whole thread.
Been there done that!!! Thanks for the advice though, and will appreviate any more as I do some "four wheeling" on the next step!!
Lucky for you I'm a packrat. i saved it thinking maybe I could use it for something else. I would lap it before reinstlling it tho. the bottom is the roughest surface i have ever seen on a heatsink. and apparently the theory of "more surface area" doesn't apply to heatsinks. the results I have seen on the web, and direct testimonial from our own mad scientist, say mirror fininsh is best.
@josh, we have been over and over his air flow situation. even drawing diagrams to demonstrate our ideas.
[Edit] well forget the heatpipe, my 5 yr old got his hands on it and the heat pipe part is twisted. let me send it to you and if you need ot hack one hack this one.[/edit]
Thanks again BS as that way I can go back "stock" if the W/C ideas go out the window!! Would prefer to chill the mosfets also but if I can't find a block to fit I'll have to use theirs and air cool the snit out of it!