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Ever think your fan is too big/heavy?

post #1 of 9
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Just curious I feel like these giant fans/heatsinks are going to break my mobo or something. and I'm just looking at getting the CM 212+ thats no where near as big as something like the beastly NH-D14...
     
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post #2 of 9
I haven't felt that my 212+ is too heavy, but I know people feel that way about the huge Noctuas and such.
post #3 of 9
Nope it's fine. The only one id worry about is the true copper.

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post #4 of 9
never had that fear...2+ years with the D14 and guess what? no broken mobo so I guess it's not too heavy
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post #5 of 9
After all, it's just aluminum, copper, and plastic, usually. It's not like you're strapping a lead block to your board.
post #6 of 9
I've got a Silver Arrow with 2 Gentle Typhoons on (those fans are heavy) AND a Shaman on my GTX480. So 2 huge wads of metal hanging off and I've never had any issues and my PC gets thrown in the boot of my car a lot and drove around.
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post #7 of 9
I hung a Big Typhoon off two mobos for years. All the weight is on the end of that one, never had an issue.
post #8 of 9
When I had the D14, It actually was too heavy for the way it was mounted on my board.
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post #9 of 9
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so most people have no worries.
@t-ramp lol ya lead probably wouldn't be the best choice

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