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post #1 of 15
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I've been reading some horror stories about the weight of this beast and mobo's not being able to support the weight. I'm looking into purchasing it for a build.How true is this? Should I worry about it?
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post #2 of 15
Somewhat, but if mounted right you should be fine. They wouldn't release it if it was seriously faulty
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post #3 of 15
You shouldn't be worried. Most OCers that use air cooling go with the BT and out of the millions of BT stories iv heard, iv never heard one about breaking off because of weight, you should be fine Its a great cooler and worth every penny

Just make sure you travel too much with it on, thats the only way it can cause problems.
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If your into LANs, carry the case on it's side for good measure. I've not had any issues with mine but it don't get moved much.
    
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thanks for the input yall, i know its a good product, i just wanted some re-assurance.
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post #6 of 15
Make sure you use the insulator for the bottom "H" support if you chose to use it. For additional insulation, cutting up a pop bottle makes for a great insulator, place it between the foam and the MB.
    
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post #7 of 15
i had the same worries when i fitted mine 2 days ago,i couldn't believe the size and weight of it ,but was easy enough and everything seems fine,no motherboard flexing or movement.

just one thing i've been wondering i used the screw that came with my motherboard,the ones that came with the standard hsf metal back plate,should i have used the ones that came with the bt?

(sorry to hijack your thread,just thought i pop the question here and save on a new thread)
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post #8 of 15
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Thanks to all, my local shop is gonna have them in on Thursday.
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post #9 of 15
Trust me you wont regret it!!! Knocked 10c of my load temp and its now the quitest thing in my system. Idleto load is only about 5c difference. Be warned tho its bigger than it looks from pictures.
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post #10 of 15
Not to hijack here, but I think given its a purchase consideration thread, its ok. What about the BT VX? How does it compare mounting wise? It now has push-pin install but is it any good? I am considering which to get also. Thanks all.
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