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Originally Posted by Vieto View Post
Oh my lord you have got to be kidding me, is that how big those things actually are?!?! I thought it was just a little bigger than the stock.
if I was you i would put a little Bungee clipped around a heatpipe and the top grate to balance it., theres no way that can be good for long term.
It will stay without any problems. No other support is needed
    
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The mount and bracket for it is one of the best.You should not worry at all.
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post #13 of 15
The mount makes a motherboard sandwich. It's rock solid. And then as Eric Barney said, you've got the top of the motherboard screwed down to prevent even the slightest flexing. I never worried about carrying my rig down to the basement and back when I had the D14 in it. I won't worry when I've put it back.

And one thing I did learn - bungee cords will pull your heatsink off center and compromise cooling. And suspension wires must be adjusted very carefully pr you have the same problem. I learned this when I was monkeying around with my Megahalems. In the end, I didn't need the things.
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post #14 of 15
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Shouldn't be a problem. Mine is even holding up 3 fans.

HOLY COWW, sorry for off topic, BUT DAYUM hx-650 with a GTX590 and i thought 2 x 460s would be a problem with a 650w

the noctua mounting system is great, if you mount it properly and dont drop your case, its not falling/snapping off. i dont see why you shouldn't grab the hyper 212 evo, that should be more than suffice and its not as huge as the nh-d14
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post #15 of 15
One thing I note when you put a pull fan on the D14 and keep an exhaust fan one your case: how close the two are. when I have tested fans so close to each other I have noticed a falloff in the throughput of the two-fan system. It's one of the reasons I removed my rear grill and have no exhaust fan.
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