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What ciarlatano said. thumb.gif
post #352 of 541
The DRP3 mounting system is very simple, but that simplicity also made it not that user friendly specially if compared to the ones used by noctua and prolimatech. But in the end there are only 2 things that made me loathe bequiet's mounting system

First is the moronic idea of making a AMD/Intel backplate (I really hate universal backplates), but that also apply for many other brands. Even though AMD boards already comes with a beefy and bespoke backplate, I don't why manufacturers waste resources remaking something that already does it's job perfectly.

The second is that it forces the user to have access to both sides of the motherboard when installing the cooler itself. Ever since I installed my DRP3 I never removed it and I also don't have plans to do it for a while. My case (FT03) does not have a motherboard cutout and a simple task like replacing the cpu or thermal paste would require me to disassemble the entire pc just for that
post #353 of 541
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The second is that it forces the user to have access to both sides of the motherboard when installing the cooler itself. Ever since I installed my DRP3 I never removed it and I also don't have plans to do it for a while. My case (FT03) does not have a motherboard cutout and a simple task like replacing the cpu or thermal paste would require me to disassemble the entire pc just for that

This is my issue with it. Even if you have a cutout in the case, you have to reach around and many won't be able to. Heck, I was having a hard time getting it on a motherboard alone, and balancing a big weight on a motherboard is no fun. The method can be used just fine, it is the execution I have the issue with.
post #354 of 541
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The second is that it forces the user to have access to both sides of the motherboard when installing the cooler itself. Ever since I installed my DRP3 I never removed it and I also don't have plans to do it for a while. My case (FT03) does not have a motherboard cutout and a simple task like replacing the cpu or thermal paste would require me to disassemble the entire pc just for that

This is my issue with it. Even if you have a cutout in the case, you have to reach around and many won't be able to. Heck, I was having a hard time getting it on a motherboard alone, and balancing a big weight on a motherboard is no fun. The method can be used just fine, it is the execution I have the issue with.

You'd have to reach around the case no matter the cooler this particular one isn't special in that regard
 
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post #355 of 541
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You'd have to reach around the case no matter the cooler this particular one isn't special in that regard

Not really, many coolers come with a backplate (or not depending on the socket) that can be secured by itself and then the cooler mounts on top which can be done on the motherboard/case laid horizontally. Split it up into 2 separate steps and it works great, make it a single process needing 2 hands or more and there's issues.
post #356 of 541
Most coolers mount from front after backplate is installed, and people somehow thing that is easier. It's really not. People just are not used to mounting a big cooler from the back and complain because they are not used to doing it and don't understand how simple it really is. The only time it is hard to do is mounting on a 2011 socket. Then hit is hard to do.

First rule is to do a 'practice' install with no TIM to get a feel of how to get cooler placed in the proper position so mounting screws line up, them just start all screws before progressively tightening them. Once you know how it all works it's really easy to do.
post #357 of 541
Agree to disagree then. On the first part anyway, I am all for practice runs each time thumb.gif
post #358 of 541
Well, all noctuas and prolimatech I had in the past had 2-step mounting, and I could easily remove the cooler without even removing both panels from the case or even touching the backplate when changing processors or thermal paste. Thats the major gripe people have with BeQuiet coolers, its messy to mount EVERY time you want access to the processor instead of just removing 2 bolts that secure the cooler itself
post #359 of 541
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You'd have to reach around the case no matter the cooler this particular one isn't special in that regard

Not really, many coolers come with a backplate (or not depending on the socket) that can be secured by itself and then the cooler mounts on top which can be done on the motherboard/case laid horizontally. Split it up into 2 separate steps and it works great, make it a single process needing 2 hands or more and there's issues.

The little grey c clips that hold the screws in hold the backplate on..

It's in the instructions
 
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post #360 of 541
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The little grey c clips that hold the screws in hold the backplate on..

It's in the instructions

But it doesn't stop the mounting posts from rotating when you are screwing in the heatsink.
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