This board does have a heat sink. It just doesn’t have active cooling, which you don’t need if you’re putting it into a 1U case.Wow, I’m about to get the same motherboard, I never thought that this cpu didn’t had a heat-spreader. Help me out with something, is just me or the socket size is not that big as the SP4/TR4 of the EPYC 7K series?, if that is the case, I could use a Noctua CPU cooler like the Nh-l12s?, any chance you can share the distance between the bracket mount points? Just to check if I would need to mod the brackets of the cpu cooler?. Also that heatsink looks a lot like the one included with the Xeon D-2100, any chance that supermicro are using the same heatsink and that the cpu brackets are the same? Thanks!
So, without the top panel, and replacing the stock fan for a Noctua NF-A6x25 CPU temp is about 60° C degrees and with load around 80° C (not using the FANs at full speed because of the noise). The numbers are not ideal, but still they are way better than before. That’s why I’m planning how to fit the Noctua NH-L12S into this to get better temps without affecting the noise level.How does it work?