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I finally received the last item I needed to build my new system, a be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 hsf, and I started building the system: but I'm a complete noob. Just to be sure, I need at the very least to install the back plate for the hsf before I install the motherboard in the casing?

Is there a clear guide somewhere I should follow on how to assemble my 4770K? In a way I suppose it's pretty basic, but I *so* don't want to screw things up, that I prefer that someone holds my hand while I'm doing it hehe. redface.gif
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Install the cooler and the ram first, it will make your life easier. You don't need to install the whole cooler just the mounting hardware if that makes it easier. Do a few practices of mounting on to the CPU before actually mounting the cooler with thermal paste applied to the CPU.

If you have a non-modular cables or your CPU (EPS) power cable is long, plug the CPU power into motherboard too as it will avoid awkward fittings.
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I'm following every step, but I kinda hit a wall, and I want you to tell me what do!!

I've installed the backplate and board plastic base and screws, I've already screwed the 2 metal "wings" onto the heatsink, and the last remaining part would be to screw the heatsink to the motherboard... but this is what I see:







I can kinda reach the 2 opened screws, but how am I supposed to reach the ones in the back!?!
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I'm following every step, but I kinda hit a wall, and I want you to tell me what do!!

I've installed the backplate and board plastic base and screws, I've already screwed the 2 metal "wings" onto the heatsink, and the last remaining part would be to screw the heatsink to the motherboard... but this is what I see:







I can kinda reach the 2 opened screws, but how am I supposed to reach the ones in the back!?!
And this is the reason I hate large air coolers wink.gif I keed I keed

But in all seriousness, you may have to get a special tool

http://www.amazon.com/Tight-Drill-Screwdriver-Degree-Attachment/dp/B0039Q1FH4

Basically, you need a right-angle screw driver, but even then thats a really really tight fit. You may have to remove the M-power heatsink (I think its a heatsink). Good luck redface.gif
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The heatsink is soldered to the motherboard, that is certainly NOT an option! Oh my god, I was SO hoping to build this TODAY... I don't have a spare penny to buy special tools! Damn! madsmiley.png
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The heatsink is soldered to the motherboard, that is certainly NOT an option! Oh my god, I was SO hoping to build this TODAY... I don't have a spare penny to buy special tools! Damn! madsmiley.png
Well I'm sure someone here on the air cooling forum has gotten the M-Power board.
But seriously, Im not sure, apart from what I suggested, to do that would still give you good contact with the thermal paste and the chip. frown.gif

*EDIT*
I just thought of something. Turn the cooler 90 degrees, so the fans would mount up and down, that should make it so your able to screw in the screws (as long as you remove the fans.
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just remove the cooler from the motherboard.. install the CPU cooler.. then install mobo heat sink back onto board.. 

 

*was it that hard to figure out? :glasses

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*EDIT*
I just thought of something. Turn the cooler 90 degrees, so the fans would mount up and down, that should make it so your able to screw in the screws (as long as you remove the fans.
The heatsink is a perfect square, and the fan mounts on any side, so it makes no difference if I turn the cooler 90 degrees.

I asked MSI for help, but... I really don't see what they could do. I just need ONE person having THE solution, and I would be set... sadsmiley.gif

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UPDATE: I found this "installation guide" on YouTube:

And if you ffwd to ~10:06 you see the guy that has mounted the screws on the mounting "metal wings" BEFORE dropping the entire block onto the motherboard. The instructions that comes with the heatsink are NOT that clear on that part! Now I think I'll be able to mount it up alright, as you only have to tighten the screws from the BACK on the backplate!

Keeping you posted hehehe.
Edited by dIggl3r - 4/17/14 at 11:12am
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The heatsink is a perfect square, and the fan mounts on any side, so it makes no difference if I turn the cooler 90 degrees.

I asked MSI for help, but... I really don't see what they could do. I just need ONE person having THE solution, and I would be set... sadsmiley.gif
Woah, be careful who you say that to. thumb.gif

My top 3 solutions for you.

A: Buy the screwdrivers
B: Sell this cooler and get a 120mm AIO water cooler
C: Sell the board and get one that wont block you ability to install your cooler

D (not preferred): Hack apart that corner of the heatsink til you can get your screwdriver in there.
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post #10 of 10
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It's all good now guys, the instructions lacked alot in the small pamphlet, read my update, everything is cool! thumb.gif

Thanks to the ones willing to help, I sincerly am glad you took the time to try to help me. Sorry I bothered you with my not-so-brilliant replies. (I'm french canadian, hope my english was good enough hehe)
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