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is it safe to install this huge cooler to my motherboard? i mean, its too heavy (1.2kg approx w/ 2 fans) that i can break my board when installed. someone please enlighten me. i kinda like this cooler due to is performance but im a little scared to mount it to my board.
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post #2 of 18
As long as your board is screwed down it'll be fine. Tons of people use that heat sink, and it's meant to screw onto your board.
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post #3 of 18
Don't worry about it. Just make sure your case is big enough
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is there any instance where that cooler damaged a board?
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my case is thermaltake a60 and it can fit that huge monster. im only concern on it's weight.
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post #6 of 18
On the internet its easy to get information, hence, make an educated guess on how many D14 sold worldwide ? 10 ? 100 ? 1000 ? 10000 ? or even more ?

How many complaints at the internet like at the forums that how many mobos broken by this heavy heatsink ? 0 ? 1 ? 10 ? 100 ?

Do a simple math and take a decision.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by kelvintheiah;15603583 
is it safe to install this huge cooler to my motherboard? i mean, its too heavy (1.2kg approx w/ 2 fans) that i can break my board when installed. someone please enlighten me. i kinda like this cooler due to is performance but im a little scared to mount it to my board.

They wouldn't of made it if it wasn't safe.
post #8 of 18
It's safe.
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post #9 of 18
don't worry about it. it's safe just install it properly.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by kelvintheiah;15603583 
is it safe to install this huge cooler to my motherboard? i mean, its too heavy (1.2kg approx w/ 2 fans) that i can break my board when installed. someone please enlighten me. i kinda like this cooler due to is performance but im a little scared to mount it to my board.

I bought this when it first came out, and I've had it on my board ever since. zero issues. it's not THAT heavy, certainly not heavy enough to "break" your board if everything is secured properly, and you don't pick up your case and drop it. nothing to be concerned with, seriously go out and get it, you won't regret it
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