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My big typhoon has killed my pc!

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My BT vx has just snaped my cpu mounting bracket, and fallen off of of my oc'ed 165 and landed on my graphics card. I dont know what the damage is, but to be honest, im fearing the worst. It happened while i was out, and i was folding on both cores at the time. This could not have happened at a worse time to be honest. Im moving in a couple of days adn i wont have time to get it sorted, and that is if Asus ever reply to my mail asking them if i can order a new bracket, to see what the dameage is.

Be aware that with the wieght of the BT VX, it can snap the black bracket on a 939 socket and fall off!


This kida sucks, because i dont think TT or asus are going to particularly care about my problem. does anywhere know where i can get a new "lotes" 939 mount bracket? i have the broken one unscrewed now.






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post #3 of 48
You should be able to order it from ASUS
    
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post #4 of 48
I was kind of afraid something like this might happen with these new mounting parts that don't require the motherboard to be removed. Scary stuff.

Hopefully your PC had an auto-shutdown feature if it overheats. I think that might be your only saving grace at this point if the computer was on AND folding when it happened.
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post #5 of 48
That sucks!! I always thought that the weight of the new "tower" heatsink coolers was way to much. I have heard warnings about them breaking Mobos. I do not understand why companys are producing them.

I bought a TT 112 tower about a year ago and took one look at it and RMA it back to new egg. these things are just way to heavy. No way I was putting that into my rig. It would be fine if you had a desktop case but in a tower, these big blocks a just a stupid design.

I'm sure the company knows this and if you go to manufactures web site I bet you could find a disclaimer. The thing is these things sell and people see a huge heatsink and think WOW that must rock and for only $50 it adds really cool look. what they don't say is the this is one of the only parts in your rig that has a chance of destroying it.
    
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post #6 of 48
Wow this happened on this mobo to i was using a 3200 processor at the time thats why i dont use the screws they give you i bought some new one at home depot.
    
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post #7 of 48
Dude.. Really sorry to hear that. I might actually have one I can send you for free if I can find it....
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post #8 of 48
You don't have to remove the motherboard to install this BigTyphoon? It "clips" on?

Damn, I would never recommend such a setup. I am sorry to see this happen to you. Such heatsinks need to be bolted to the motherboard.

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post #9 of 48
I have the mounting bracket for a 939 if you need it. Send me a PM. Ill send it to you, you just pay shipping. Assuming you dont mind the color. It came off my old evga NF41 board.

post #10 of 48
that is terrible, the fear of the weight of the TT is why I didnt buy one (the AC freezer weighing in at nearly 100 grams less)
    
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