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Anyway to remove backplate without taking the actual mobo out?

post #1 of 9
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So i was planning to get h100i, until i noticed my back plate bottom screws were blocked by my case (HAF 922) cable management place thingy, and if i take out my mobo i will void the warranty for the graphics card, and mobo and cooler, probably even cpu. i dont wanna risk that, i just want to take out the backplate of my hyper 212 evo and install an h100i backplate without voiding any warranty (theres warranty stickers all over the case, ripped/torn = voided warranty). I want that cooler so bad though, my hyper 212 is loud and doesnt look as good. Is there ANY way to take out the screws without the case blocking it?
Edit: my mobo is ASRock z77 extreme 4
post #2 of 9
I'm assuming by "cable management place thingy" you mean the mobo tray?

Furthermore (and I'm assuming you got one of those pre-built "custom" PCs), changing out the CPU cooler almost definitely voids whatever warranty they provide. In my experience with those companies, it's very much a "look don't touch" sort of thing. However, each of those components has their own warranty, so I guess the question is what matters more to you: the system builder's warranty, or a better cooler?
post #3 of 9
I don't think the warranty even matters anymore.

If you successfully swap out the CPU cooler without ripping any warranty stickers (which seems impossible by the way) and need to send in the whole computer for a warranty claim, they're going to instantly see that you replaced the CPU cooler and will void the warranty on the spot.

This is why you build your own computer.
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post #4 of 9
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If i actually had the parts in the same city where i can send back the parts for warranty i would build it, but I got it from Russia and its wayyyy too far from my country, i saved around 400-500$ getting it from Russia rather than here, Also getting the parts from russia to here without building it, just gettting the boxes would probably be a risk because im new to computer building, never built a computer, so if i break something, OR even recieve a DOA part, i would have to wait like almost 4 months so i can send it back to russia to get it replaced, thats why i didn't build it.
post #5 of 9
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But, i was planning to get that cooler from them (the place i bought the pc from), do you think i could tell them something about the problem? Damn it, i should have not worried about a watercooling leaking at first place. :S
post #6 of 9
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But, i was planning to get that cooler from them (the place i bought the pc from), do you think i could tell them something about the problem? Damn it, i should have not worried about a watercooling leaking at first place. :S
post #7 of 9
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If i actually had the parts in the same city where i can send back the parts for warranty i would build it, but I got it from Russia and its wayyyy too far from my country, i saved around 400-500$ getting it from Russia rather than here, Also getting the parts from russia to here without building it, just gettting the boxes would probably be a risk because im new to computer building, never built a computer, so if i break something, OR even recieve a DOA part, i would have to wait like almost 4 months so i can send it back to russia to get it replaced, thats why i didn't build it.

Just FYI, to clarify what sounds like a misconception: you don't return parts under warranty to the place you bought them from, unless that is the place that has the warranty. You replace them directly with the manufacturer. So it doesn't really matter where you buy them.

Also, we were all new to computer building once. The only way to stop being new to it is to actually build a computer.
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But, i was planning to get that cooler from them (the place i bought the pc from), do you think i could tell them something about the problem? Damn it, i should have not worried about a watercooling leaking at first place. :S

Simply because the system builder sells it, doesn't mean that you can install it without voiding your warranty. Read your warranty documents. You might be surprised at how little you can actually do to your computer and maintain your system builder's warranty.
post #8 of 9
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I know i can send it directly to the manufacturer, but i can't ship stuff out from my country, kinda weird ik but i have reasons. also my country doesn't have any places of these brands like corsair, evga, bla bla bla. So my only option is actually the place who build it for me
post #9 of 9
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Meh fudge it, ill just wait until i can send my pc back to Russia when my relative goes there again, and let them install the watercooler themselves, saves me alot of trouble. Thanks btw
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