I'm going to put together a new system based on the IC7-MAX3. I'd like\nto use a good heatsink on the CPU and I'm thinking of using the Zalman\nCNPS7000A-ALCU. I've been looking for a 3.2GHz OEM CPU that comes\nwithout a fan and so far no luck.\n\nWhat are people doing? Do you buy a retail CPU and remove the Intel\nheatsink? If you do, do you remove the Intel heatsink before you\ninstall the CPU into the motherboard? What if the CPU is bad -\- have\nyou voided your warranty? If you install the CPU with the Intel\nheatsink to test it, do you then remove the CPU from the motherboard\nto replace the heatsink? It can be difficult and a little dangerous to\nremove the CPU from the motherboard. Is it easy to remove the Intel\nheatsink without removing the CPU from the motherboard?\n\nI would appreciate advice from someone who has already done this. If\nanyone knows where I can buy a CPU without an attached heatsink (in\nthe USA) at a reasonable price, please let me know.