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I am looking at this motherboard http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.as...Specifications and it does not come with a back plate. I have not upgraded in years so i was wondering if the socket AM3 CPUs come with the back plate instead of the motherboard makers supplying it. I would buy a CPU w/ the heatsink and fan, not OEM.

I was referring to the Athlon II X2 series BTW.
Edited by aweir - 8/10/11 at 11:35pm
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The motherboard comes with a backplate.
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A reviewer on Newegg who purchased one said

The cons and for some people like myself they really aren't cons but rather a heads up for someone that is use this for a top of the line gaming rig.
1.) there is no cpu back plate with this board so if your going to use an aftermarket cooler that will require one you may need to make sure the aftermarket cooler comes with one.


and an unboxing video of the board on YouTube shows no back plate as well.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by aweir View Post
A reviewer on Newegg who purchased one said

The cons and for some people like myself they really aren't cons but rather a heads up for someone that is use this for a top of the line gaming rig.
1.) there is no cpu back plate with this board so if your going to use an aftermarket cooler that will require one you may need to make sure the aftermarket cooler comes with one.
Since it has that blue thing sticking up around the socket (whatever it's called) you should be fine. The stock cooler only needs that thing, and an aftermarket cooler should come with a backplate.
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The motherboard comes with a backplate.
^^ that ^^

If its not with the mobo then the mobo wont need it with stock cooling, if you get aftermarket cooling the mounting hardware includes a back plate unless it uses the plastic ring.
If it uses the plastic ring it prolly is not that great a heat sink.
Edited by Doom - 8/10/11 at 11:26pm
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black version brother has backplate at least.
Edited by Xinoxide - 8/10/11 at 11:24pm
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looks like it uses pins to hold on the retention bracket

backplate is not nessecary in the case
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Ok, thanks... stock cooler requires to back plate. That's what I was wondering.
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you can use the stock cooler with that board....

You don't need a back plate, just the retention bracket, which in this case, is there
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I have an AM3 board with no backplate and a NH-D14 which doesn't have one either. (ASUS M4A88TD-V) Besides contacting Noctua where can I get one
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