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Motherboard tray has no cutout, backplate against chasis?

post #1 of 12
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I bought an aftermarket cooler after upgrading my cpu and the case doesnt have a cutout for the backplate so it mashes right up against the motherboard tray. This doesnt make installation an issue, the screws still line up and all...but .. if i turn this thing on is it dangerous ? Can i just cover the backplate and area around the tray in electrical tape do you think ? I had to use a grind wheel to grind a corner of the mounting bracket off so it didn't touch the northbridge heatsink and would fit properly so theres no sending it back now. Ideas?
post #2 of 12
What case/cooler do you have? and are you sure the back plate is actually making contact with the motherboard tray?
post #3 of 12
I don't know about it shorting from contact, but the cut-out for the backplates to me was always an addition, not a requirement. It was just handy so you didn't have to pull the motherboard out to install a back plate.

That's just what I've always thought anyway.
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post #4 of 12
If fits fine dont worry about it but if you feel confident enough I would personally get a dremal and cut out a hole and be on the safe side.

Its not dangerous as long as it isn't shorting out which I honestly don't think it is smile.gif
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As long as it isnt touching any metal or solder on the back of the mobo it will be fine.
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post #6 of 12
Nm ocn double posted some how JMT668 got in the middle of the silly mistake tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by GeforceGTS;15631007 
What case/cooler do you have? and are you sure the back plate is actually making contact with the motherboard tray?

yes im sure because all the screws for the motherboard line up except the top row which are slightly elevated from the mounting screws.

i have this heatsink http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233087

and one of the cheapo cooler master cases, i'm not posative which one EXACTLY as i constantly scrap and swap parts but it looks near identical to this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119118
post #8 of 12
Hm, it should just fit..

The backplate does look abnormally large in the pics though, if it was me I'd buy a different backplate if I could find one that's compatible with the cooler, what motherboard are you using? should of asked that earlier..

EDIT actually no, I don't think a different backplate would help ;l are you sure it's installed correctly? You didn't use any oversized washer on the rear did you?
Edited by GeforceGTS - 11/9/11 at 3:19am
post #9 of 12
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An Asus P5Q-Pro
post #10 of 12
Oh.

I was just about to guess you were using S1155 D;
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The Xigmatek Aegir - This cooler definitely has potential, and even at very high heat loads, it works reasonably well. The Aegir was let down in two areas, the most worrying for us was the back plate shorting issue on the 1155 platform, that needed to be looked at urgently, and we spoke to Xigmatek this morning, and as a direct result of our feedback, they have designed a brand new back plate/mounting system which is in production right now, so if you are in the market for an Aegir, you need to check with your retailer. We have seen it and are satisfied that it will no longer short out as they have brought the AMD part of the back plate away from the board slightly to avoid those solder points. Hats off to Xigmatek for this.

http://www.clunk.org.uk/reviews/high-performance-cpu-cooler-shootout-q2-2011/Page-16.html

Sounds like the same issue :l
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