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Originally Posted by swiftypoison View Post

You guys are doing it wrong. Installation is really simple. You screw from the back. Also you tighten the nut while you have the cooler NOT in the mobo. You do that first then put on the mobo, screw from the back.

Ahh you make that sound so simple when it isnt smile.gif

You secure the screws to the backplate with the little plastic clips...so how to you fit the cooler to it?
If you sit the cooler down on the screws first the weight pushes the screws out of the clips and...doesnt perfectly align at times.
You could put the cooler upside down and lower the MB down to it and tighten screws when you feel them catch but that is less than ideal and can mess things up a bit.
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Originally Posted by bleets View Post

Ahh you make that sound so simple when it isnt smile.gif

You secure the screws to the backplate with the little plastic clips...so how to you fit the cooler to it?
If you sit the cooler down on the screws first the weight pushes the screws out of the clips and...doesnt perfectly align at times.
You could put the cooler upside down and lower the MB down to it and tighten screws when you feel them catch but that is less than ideal and can mess things up a bit.

ill see if I can make a video later since I send back my EK 240.

This is what I did:

On the cpu cooler, put the nuts on each corner. Screw them in using the wrench that comes with the cooler.
Install back plate.
Put the mobo in a upright position
with your left hand holding the cooler, push it against the mobo to hold it in place (standing)
From the other side, insert one of the screws and tighten it slightly (alighgint it with the cooler on the other side). The do that for each screw.
post #243 of 506
That method doesn't work on Enthusiast (X79/X99) boards though, since they already have a backplate and you can't screw from behind frown.gif
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That method doesn't work on Enthusiast (X79/X99) boards though, since they already have a backplate and you can't screw from behind frown.gif
Yeah, those who know not what they do not know think it's easy .. until they learn the did not know all they thought they knew. thumb.gif
post #245 of 506
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Originally Posted by swiftypoison View Post

wink.gif
ill see if I can make a video later since I send back my EK 240.

This is what I did:

On the cpu cooler, put the nuts on each corner. Screw them in using the wrench that comes with the cooler.
Install back plate.
Put the mobo in a upright position
with your left hand holding the cooler, push it against the mobo to hold it in place (standing)
From the other side, insert one of the screws and tighten it slightly (alighgint it with the cooler on the other side). The do that for each screw.
The problem is that we have to screw from the back x4 that makes it a PITA to do it.

Every time i decide to do anything with my cpu I would need to remove the motherboard from my case, and when installing back I would also need place the mobo and heatsink upside down on table to screw it back, unlike the noctua, prolimatech and thermalright solutions that I just have to mess with 2 screws from the top without even touching the backplate
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The problem is that we have to screw from the back x4 that makes it a PITA to do it.

Every time i decide to do anything with my cpu I would need to remove the motherboard from my case, and when installing back I would also need place the mobo and heatsink upside down on table to screw it back, unlike the noctua, prolimatech and thermalright solutions that I just have to mess with 2 screws from the top without even touching the backplate
Almost all cases (definitely all better cases0 have had access holes in the motherboard tray for years now. biggrin.gif
post #247 of 506
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Almost all cases (definitely all better cases0 have had access holes in the motherboard tray for years now. biggrin.gif
well... mine doesn't:

because:


and I ain't changing ma case biggrin.gif

although I might consider making a cutout because i don't need that hot swap bay
post #248 of 506
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Originally Posted by vicyo View Post

well... mine doesn't:

because:


and I ain't changing ma case biggrin.gif

although I might consider making a cutout because i don't need that hot swap bay
Baah! Your case is an odd one.poke.gifbiggrin.gif
FT03 is a good case! Quite cramped and not at ll user friendly to access and do component R&R, but in a sane world once we build our beasts we shouldn't need to changing things .. especially in cases like this (no pun .. well maybe a little pun).

You should have good temps with MK-26 and DRP3. thumb.gif
post #249 of 506
A friend of mine is selling a bunch of NF-F12 IPPC fans at low price, will I have any benefits in terms of cooling to noise by using that fan instead of the 120mm SW? smile.gif
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post #250 of 506
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Originally Posted by marn3us View Post

A friend of mine is selling a bunch of NF-F12 IPPC fans at low price, will I have any benefits in terms of cooling to noise by using that fan instead of the 120mm SW? smile.gif

Probably.
But tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick (at least with the 14's, probably the 12's too)
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FT03 is a good case!

I wish the FT-03 Mini was a good case but mine hums a lot from the SFX PSU :/ I havent found a quiet one :|
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