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I'm swapping over a mobo that has a Big Typhoon blackplate stuck to it over to my WC system. There's plenty of length on the bolts for all of the hardware, but would the cushion on the Big T mounting cause any problems? I'm not a big fan of scraping off all of the sticky gunk, so it would be really convenient if I could use the board as is.

Any suggestions/opinions/experiences would be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by Taeric
I'm swapping over a mobo that has a Big Typhoon blackplate stuck to it over to my WC system. There's plenty of length on the bolts for all of the hardware, but would the cushion on the Big T mounting cause any problems? I'm not a big fan of scraping off all of the sticky gunk, so it would be really convenient if I could use the board as is.

Any suggestions/opinions/experiences would be appreciated.
If it's on there, sitting flush on the IHS and not comming off it will be fine.
    
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post #3 of 11
I don't see why it would cause a problem. All that it does is make a flat surface for the bt backplate - the sponge doesnt know what it's being used to mount
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I didn't know if the sponge and springs together would cause too much give. It doesn't seem like it, but I guess time will tell. It's just annoying to have to remove the mobo to fiddle with backplates.
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Taeric
I didn't know if the sponge and springs together would cause too much give. It doesn't seem like it, but I guess time will tell. It's just annoying to have to remove the mobo to fiddle with backplates.
Nah, you're fine with the pad there. They use them on the full coverage GPU blocks. Just tighten it down the right amount and you're set.
    
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post #6 of 11
You will need to remove it, with the apogee mounting system, the nuts can only be on the very ends of the screws.


    
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post #7 of 11
Would the actual BT Screws that have 'open' nuts fit instead of these screws with capped nuts?
    
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post #8 of 11
yep and if they dont go get some little wing nuts for the right size and youll be set
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post #9 of 11
I think you can use a hairdryer to soften the sticky pad think on the backplate
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post #10 of 11
With lock nuts between your mounting wings and mobo you shouldn't have any problems, that should take a lot of the play out..Just get open top nuts or wing nuts as the posters above have suggested...
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