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URGENT: CAN I CUT THIS STUPID HEAT SINK (now with proper cpu paste and heat sink carnage) FINISHED

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so apparently the heatkiller motherboard block kit i bought doesnt fit a formula z. theres one pesky capacitor that gets in the way of the copper plate, anyone know anything about this?




edit: welp..... **** it. im getting the dremel. im cutting the goddamn copper plate. 99.9% sure theres no water running through there, so why the **** not. tired of this things ****, this ends now.....
Edited by leighspped - 5/16/13 at 7:17pm
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I believe they have a formula z one available. The Formula V -Z editon seem to be made only by a couple of manufacturers it seems. I basically gave up as I could not find a copper one except from Koolance.

You can also tell as I believe the regular ones come with a southbridge cooler, while none of the Z edition come with a S/B cooler.

The one you bought is for the formula v, BUT not the z edition.

Frkn hate asus making different versions of this board. Just confuses everything up.

Hope that helps.
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Dude you have way too much thermal paste on the cpu

might be the picture though
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I think the bracket serves as part of the mounting system to get good pressure.

You probably will just have to figure out a way to get it mounted right as what will start to happen is the copper will start to bend when you start to screw it down.

I'm betting that's the whole point why they made it that way. They had to make the bridge like that so it wouldn't twist or warp from the pressure if it was just a little bit of copper.

Cut it and you will see if you need to figure out a way to reinforce it after to get good pressure on those parts.

Have fun Cutting!
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Dude you have way too much thermal paste on the cpu

might be the picture though

maybe, but ill scrape off the excess and get a even paper thin coating wink.gif
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Pictures of the slaughter???

and yes, one drop of paste in the middle of the CPU please thumb.gif
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Pictures of the slaughter???

and yes, one drop of paste in the middle of the CPU please thumb.gif

i swear it looks worse than it really is tongue.gif
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I think the bracket serves as part of the mounting system to get good pressure.

You probably will just have to figure out a way to get it mounted right as what will start to happen is the copper will start to bend when you start to screw it down.

I'm betting that's the whole point why they made it that way. They had to make the bridge like that so it wouldn't twist or warp from the pressure if it was just a little bit of copper.

Cut it and you will see if you need to figure out a way to reinforce it after to get good pressure on those parts.

Have fun Cutting!

i think it'll be fine, the reinforced section (silver plate) should basically be left untouched. we'll see how this goes.,,
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It cant be worse than it looks with the amount of tim you have on there, pea sized drop in the middle will do.
    
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post #10 of 46
I would try notching the plate to clear the cap first and if no go cut the bugger off!
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