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Gigabyte DQ6 + Big Typhoon/Tuniq Tower?

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I was wondering how/if the big typhoon or tuniq tower fit right with the gigabyte dq6 motherboard, without doing major modifications to the heatpipe thing? I know it has that 'crazy cooler' thing on the back, which is connected somehow to the heatpipe, which makes me think it'd be a hassle to get it to fit.

Also..I currently have the big typhoon, but would the temps be much difference with a tuniq tower instead? I know theres another thread here that stats 10-12c drop when going from typhoon to tuniq tower, but has anyone else had similar results, or know of benchmarks that show them? most ive looked at, they seem to do a similar job
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post #2 of 6
If the typhoon is lapped the differences will be smaller. The Tuniq has a better finish than the typhoon. The tuniq is the best air cooler availible right now. I don't know what your board looks like so I don't know if it will fit.
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Ok, well i'm not considering gettingthe tuniq now, no point in spending $50 when I have the typhoon already.. Already ordered the stuff to lap my typhoon too.

But does anyone know if i'd be able to mount the typhoon to the gigabyte dq6 with that stupid crazy cooler? or if its much hassle to remove the thing?(not wanting to do perminate modifications to heatsink/pipe)
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sorry to bump this up again..but was wondering if someone can tell me if the big typhoon and its backplate thing will work alright with the gigabyte dq6? Planning on ordering later tonight, and want to make sure I dont need to pickup another type of heatsink too
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Hello!

I just recently purchased a Gigabyte DQ6 myself, and I installed a Zalman 9500.

Yes, you will need to remove the rear copper plate if you are using a cooler that doesn't use the standard pushpin type bracket. It's very, very easy, and all you need are gentle prying fingers and a relatively small philips screwdriver (eyeglass repair/hobby kit?) to take off three small screws which secure the plate to the board. It took me less than 10 seconds to figure out and 60 seconds to execute.

1. Unscrew three small screws
2. Undo two plastic tabs
3. Pry the copper plate off the motherboard (they use thermal double sided tape)

So you can nothing to worry about
    
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ah ok, thanks. I was thinking it was connected to the heatpipe system itself, didnt realize it was seperate. sounds easy enough
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