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post #1 of 20
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Hey Guys. I am having some concerns.
My TT BT is about 6 month old. And I just upgraded to the DFI Expert Board. Well I have difficulties getting the HSF on the CPU without moving around. I tightened it pretty good with the little notches. For some reason I can't use the screws that came with my mobo. What is the bets way to connect the TT BT to my mobo? Because right now I could touch my hsf and slowly rotate it a little right and a little left. nothing major but enough to make it move on the CPU. What can I do to prevent this? Is this normal? Also I have the Older version of the BT as far as I know. I heard people are replacing the original fan with a better fan. Which one do you guys suggest? Is the the BT the best air cooler on the market right now? If not. I would be interested in buying the best one that is on the market right now. I am just frustrated with the BIG TYPHOON and mounting it etc. Btw Sorry.. My mind was skipping all over the place. haha
post #2 of 20
Well, the best air cooler is the Tuniq Tower 120, but it's probably just as hard to put on. If you want to replace the fan, i recommend the Silverstone FM121. and you should tighten it to where you can't move it at all.
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Well, the best air cooler is the Tuniq Tower 120, but it's probably just as hard to put on. If you want to replace the fan, i recommend the Silverstone FM121. and you should tighten it to where you can't move it at all.
see it is hard for some reason. those notches are like super tiny and I am scared that I will crack my motherboard. For some reason its really difficult with this motherboard to put it on. My old mobo was easier. I much rather prefer screws on bracket not notches. haha. And I might go for the Silverstone fan if I get this mounting situation figured out.
post #4 of 20
you should just be able to go buy four screws and nuts if you like that better.
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post #5 of 20
Using the screws that came with your mobo is your problem. Use only what TT gave you with the BT and you will have no problems mounting it. Obviously if you are using the older BT you had to remove your mobo. The BT moving is somewhat normal. Tighten the screws slowly until it no longer moves. The best way to check to make sure you do not have the BT to tight is to hold your mobo on its side(like it would be installed on the mobo tray) and make sure the PCB is not flexing. IMO the BT is one of the best, it is dead silent, it gets GREAT temps if installed properly, plus its cool looking. Most people are going to tell you that Scyth and Tuniq are better, but the differences are negligable. Better fans. Silverstone makes a great fan. Frozencpu.com sells some SilenX fans that move 72CFM at 14dba that I have been itching to try. I would link to it but my net sucks right now. Hope this helps.


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post #6 of 20
Take the stock mobo screws and go to the dware store, match them up with screws the same size with an extra 1/4" in length. Cheap and heavier gauge than the TTBT supplied wimpy screws.
After mounting, Use velcro with adhesive to your psu above, hanging down to suspend and tie to the fan grill. Works sweet and takes the cantilevered load off the mobo.
Its what I did and have never had a problem with it since March 06.
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post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by cgrado View Post
you should just be able to go buy four screws and nuts if you like that better.
Huhmm I might think about doing that. I hope someone else who owns the same board as me and also has bt could help me
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Take the stock mobo screws and go to the dware store, match them up with screws the same size with an extra 1/4" in length. Cheap and heavier gauge than the TTBT supplied wimpy screws.
After mounting, Use velcro with adhesive to your psu above, hanging down to suspend and tie to the fan grill. Works sweet and takes the cantilevered load off the mobo.
Its what I did and have never had a problem with it since March 06.
That sounds like a good plan. But what do I do if I have my psu on the buttom of my case *turns case upside down* jk
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Huhmm I might think about doing that. I hope someone else who owns the same board as me and also has bt could help me
If I had a digital camera I would show you my hot setup, but I dont, sorry.
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That sounds like a good plan. But what do I do if I have my psu on the buttom of my case *turns case upside down* jk
Velcro adhesive works well on anything (top of your case maybe).
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