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Question about HAF 922, 212 EVO, and Asrock z77 Extreme 4

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Hello all! I'm new to the boards, and I had a question if someone could help! I searched around as best I could in both the Cases and Air Cooling forum, but I couldn't find exactly what I wanted to know.

So, I bought this case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior

with this motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

with this heatsink/fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+

None of it is here yet (still shipping), but I'd like to know something if anyone has any experience.

So my question is this... I've been doing some searching, and apparently the z77 Extreme 4's motherboard layout is slightly different from other ATX motherboards, and as a result, the CPU is off-centered compared to where the HAF 922's "CPU Cooler Replacement Hole" would be resulting in the backplate not being able to be installed completely outside of the metal casing. As a result, it's possible the backplate would touch the metal casing a little which could pose problems. Well, I'm not sure if this problem only applies to the p67 Extreme 4 or if the z77 board is the same structure.

This isn't my picture, but I saw it in another thread. This is what I'm talking about happening:

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See how the backplate/CPU isn't really in the center of the CPU cooler replacement hole? (note: that picture is using a p67 Extreme 4 - not sure if there's any difference in the z77 board or not)

I'm just curious on if this is actually happening or if that was exclusively with the Asrocks p67 Extreme 4 boards. I would hate to have to cut part of my 922 back case apart to make the backplate fit properly and not touch any metal. :/ I read in another thread that if they aren't touching, but really close, that it might be okay to put a piece of electrical tape between the case and the backplate. Would that help?

I'm going to be putting the 212 EVO on while the motherboard is out of the case so it won't be a problem installing, but I'm just concerned about the backplate touching the metal part of the case inside more than anything.

If anyone has any experience with these items and can share any thoughts, I'd be really grateful! Thanks! biggrin.gif
Edited by naaros - 2/10/13 at 5:23am

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it will be fine, nothing to worry about. wink.gif back in the day we didnt have CPU cut outs at all. there is a plastic piece that goes between the back of the motherboard and the cpu cooler bracket that insulates it from anything else. so if the cpu bracket touches the case, nothing will happen. Dont trip chocolate chip thumb.gif
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Oh that's good to hear! smile.gif Thanks for the reply. biggrin.gif

(I'm sure you figured out what I meant, but I kept saying 'bracket' instead of 'backplate' but whatever lol)
Edited by naaros - 2/10/13 at 5:23am
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No worries. Way to cover all your bases before you build! biggrin.gif
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