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Will this short out my board?

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My backplate of my hyper 212+ is touching the back of the case of my HAF 922. I talked to cooler master and they said it shouldn't be a problem. I want your opinion also.
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No, you should be fine.
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No thats fine.
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Through-holes for stays are shorted to PCB ground via pads around the hole. Through-holes for CPU sink retention is not. You can clearly tell from looking at the PCB where each hole is located.

hmm... I wonder why mobo venders don't place grounding pads around the 1155 retention holes... because obviously they don't want the sink to be chassis ground!

If you look at the plate where it's touching the case tray it has non conductive material glued to it. Even though I didn't trust it and I wrapped electricians tape around it.

Truth is though, it's a really poor cheap mounting design and sink for that matter. But what do you expect for the price. What you get for the money is a good deal but it doesn't compare to a Thermalright solution etc.

PS be careful not to crush an SMD with it as with some boards I hear it comes very close and ppl have done this in the past.
Edited by HiroPro - 8/15/11 at 2:21pm
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post #5 of 5
Doesn't matter if the heatsink is grounded or not.
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