Originally Posted by os2wiz
Thought I'd let you know, my Asus Crosshair V got destroyed a 3 days ago. I was reversing the fans on my Corsair H100 . Apparently I must have tightened the screws too much. The system would not boot up. I called my computer tech in and after he could not located the problem, he removed the radiator and saw the indentation in the fins and saw some fluid stains on the mainboard. He took the video card and ram home to test on his machine. They are fine. He doesn't have an AMD mainboard to test the cpu on, so I won't know whether it is ok until I replace the mainboard. My choices are Crosshair V Formula Z or Asrock Extreme 9. My only hesitation on Asrock is the numerous complaints I have seen concerning bios issues. I'd love feedback on the Asrock board from people who have purchased that particular board and their experience with it good and bad. I have to say I think it a design error by Corsair to allow the screws to be tightened causing radiator damage. Either the screws should have been slightly shorter or a small bracket on the radiator should have been installed to prevent punctures at the site where the radiator aligns with the screw holes. I wonder if it is worth the attempt to get a refund and compensation for mainboard damage.
You could try it for nothing, though i expect they will know what ya did lol they must see it alot.
As for the boards its up to you
though i do love my saberkitty
i did the same thing as u but i drilled my screwdriver through the rad
ive not tried to rma though i did think about it lol but its clearly my fault so ill have to pick up the expense