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post #11 of 49
You are perfectly fine with your 212+ ...
My TRUE weighs in at 790gr and it has two kaze 3k fans on it ... that's a total of 1240gr .. 1.2 kilos and I also did the washer mod. Been running like this for >3 years and its perfectly fine. (Mobo is a little warped but nothing to worry about).
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Originally Posted by iCrap View Post

Zalman makes a "Special string" so that you can attach your HSF to the top of the case if you are paranoid. thumb.gif

yeah just do this with some Scythe Ninja Wire thumb.gif
http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/065/slotrafter_detail.html#specifications
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post #13 of 49
I recently got NH D14 and it´s really light for me xD, and I´m using a M-ATX mobo so I has too much weight on it but It´s very stable for that weight Im going to get a nre case bcu I had a disaster with this
post #14 of 49
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Thanks all for the reassurance... I feel better about it now but I think this will just push me toward an entry level water cooling option in the future. We had an alienware that was about a year old in the shop today and I really liked the way it looked. How are the entry level water coolers compared to a 212+?

Edit: The alienware had a H100 "like" water cooler.
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post #16 of 49
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Thanks for the suggestion but I don't think I'll be going that high end. Maybe something like this. I'm not looking to go much higher than 4.6 and my temps are already pretty good.
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post #17 of 49
I wouldn't worry about 600 grams, the only cooler that I have ever heard about that actually could damage your motherboard was the Thermalright TRUE Copper , weighed in at 1900 grams.

I have the Thermalright true (non copper one), and that weighs 790grams and I have had no problems with the wieght, even when I move my pc around. Thats not including the two 120mm fans I have attached to it to.

Just about all decent coolers will come with a backplate that will spread the weight out a bit over the board and prevent warping, also be sure to not over tighten the bolts as that can bend the board a bit.
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post #18 of 49

My FRIO weighs 1042 g

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post #19 of 49
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Originally Posted by Jayjr1105 View Post

Thanks for the suggestion but I don't think I'll be going that high end. Maybe something like this. I'm not looking to go much higher than 4.6 and my temps are already pretty good.

that or the corsair h80 - h100 will do the trick for 4.6GHz on a closed loop.. even higher thumb.gif
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post #20 of 49
Honestly, unless you plan on dropping it, I wouldn't even worry about ~2000+ grams.
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