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post #741 of 7087
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While I wait for the case and psu to show up, I decided to place the AXP-100 on the ASRock Z77E-I. I get all the pillars on the mobo, then I try to place the first mounting bracket on the mobo and I run into a problem. The first mounting bracket actually hits a transistor cap. ***!!!!!! Picture #3 shows the arrow pointing at the taller transistor cap that is in the way. I really, really am starting to hate ASSSSSRock as many people around here call them.


First pic of placing the pillars on and screwing them to the back of the mobo.
LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

Placed the pillars on the mobo.
LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

The first bracket has an issue with a taller transistor cap underneath it.
LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01


Looking around on Hardforum, the bracket was causing people some issues with the Z77E-I and that tall cap. mad.gif What a PITA.

I wonder if I cut the bracket on that side around the transistor then would be the way to go. I think this would be stable still if I cut it.
Edited by CaptainZombie - 3/31/14 at 3:37pm
post #742 of 7087
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

While I wait for the case and psu to show up, I decided to place the AXP-100 on the ASRock Z77E-I. I get all the pillars on the mobo, then I try to place the first mounting bracket on the mobo and I run into a problem. The first mounting bracket actually hits a transistor cap. ***!!!!!! Picture #3 shows the arrow pointing at the taller transistor cap that is in the way. I really, really am starting to hate ASSSSSRock as many people around here call them.


First pic of placing the pillars on and screwing them to the back of the mobo.
LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

Placed the pillars on the mobo.
LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

The first bracket has an issue with a taller transistor cap underneath it.
LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01


Looking around on Hardforum, the bracket was causing people some issues with the Z77E-I and that tall cap. mad.gif What a PITA.

Ah man that sucks! I dunno I used to be only ever an Asus guy. I wouldn't even consider anything else...but was getting tired of paying the premium and I built maybe 2 rigs with gigabyte boards...was nicely surprised by them. When I built my NAS last year, naturally I ordered a Gigabyte board, and had to RMA twice! Went back to Asus....This build my initial reaction was to get an asus board, but between the Gigabyte and the MSI, they just had more features out of the box...and decided on the MSI in the end...but being a bit of the "frugal" side sometimes, I wondered if I should have just stuck with the Gigabyte G85...dont know why but I never considered AsRock...

had received the GeminII today but I didnt even open it,, just printed of a return RMA and off it went back.
post #743 of 7087
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Ah man that sucks! I dunno I used to be only ever an Asus guy. I wouldn't even consider anything else...but was getting tired of paying the premium and I built maybe 2 rigs with gigabyte boards...was nicely surprised by them. When I built my NAS last year, naturally I ordered a Gigabyte board, and had to RMA twice! Went back to Asus....This build my initial reaction was to get an asus board, but between the Gigabyte and the MSI, they just had more features out of the box...and decided on the MSI in the end...but being a bit of the "frugal" side sometimes, I wondered if I should have just stuck with the Gigabyte G85...dont know why but I never considered AsRock...

had received the GeminII today but I didnt even open it,, just printed of a return RMA and off it went back.

I've got a tough decision here, sell the i5 2500K/ASSSRock Z77E and go to a Haswell build or try and cut this darn bracket. Not sure if cutting the bracket will affect the performance of the AXP-100.

It seems like this motherboard from all I've read is a pain to get a good air cooler working with it.

I've heard a lot of issues with ASUS boards, but there are people that stick by them. I haven't had an ASUS board in a very long time. I've heard excellent things with Gigabyte on the Intel side. My kids have a Gigabyte AMD A4 rig.
post #744 of 7087
I wouldn't think it should interfere with the performance....problem is if you cut it, you might be stuck with it...back in the day Ive always bought and sold my old parts for my 2 year upgrade cycle...but it was getting tougher to do as the dells and hps were getting cheaper...but you could buy a cheap case throw it all in there and try your local buy and sell/ebay.
post #745 of 7087
Cut the bracket and report back. Take one for the team! We're all trail and error scientists here smile.gif

Seriously though, cut the bracket. Do you have a dremel?
post #746 of 7087
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Originally Posted by whoanelly View Post

I wouldn't think it should interfere with the performance....problem is if you cut it, you might be stuck with it...back in the day Ive always bought and sold my old parts for my 2 year upgrade cycle...but it was getting tougher to do as the dells and hps were getting cheaper...but you could buy a cheap case throw it all in there and try your local buy and sell/ebay.
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Cut the bracket and report back. Take one for the team! We're all trail and error scientists here smile.gif

Seriously though, cut the bracket. Do you have a dremel?

I don't have a dremel and I'd hate having to cut this for only there being some issue with the heat sink or for me not satisfied with performance which then I can't return to Amazon.

My first board was always the ASUS P8Z77-I before I went with the ASRock, probably should of gone with that.
post #747 of 7087
If it doesn't touch the CAP with a lot of pressure, perhaps put something between the two to break contact?
post #748 of 7087
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If it doesn't touch the CAP with a lot of pressure, perhaps put something between the two to break contact?
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Originally Posted by whoanelly View Post

I wouldn't think it should interfere with the performance....problem is if you cut it, you might be stuck with it...back in the day Ive always bought and sold my old parts for my 2 year upgrade cycle...but it was getting tougher to do as the dells and hps were getting cheaper...but you could buy a cheap case throw it all in there and try your local buy and sell/ebay.

It touches the cap and on that one side it lifts up the screw hole a bit so if I tighten the screws it'll bust the cap for sure. I was gonna consider spacers to lift it but then the heatsink won't be tied down properly.
post #749 of 7087
Can you bend the bracket some? Just enough that it'll still provide tension on that corner without sacrificing the other 3 corners.
post #750 of 7087
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Can you bend the bracket some? Just enough that it'll still provide tension on that corner without sacrificing the other 3 corners.

Esh, i think it would be better to cut/notch had he have a dremmel. Who knows if he bends it, then after the plate doesn't make 100% contact to the CPU surface...not work the risk IMO.

Hey Capt, maybe the Zalaman Quiet would work better for that board. With a 15MM fan above it, might be decent...would beat having to sell off everything,
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