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post #11 of 17
Hmmm interesting , Thanks for the swift reply.

I actually have a Noctua Secufirm 2.0 backplate right here around that fits that MB perfectly.

I always assumed that all backplates were custom designed for the cooler being used , are You saying that basically any 1151 backplate would work with any 1151 mount ??

cheers for the input.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by HyperAdept View Post

Hmmm interesting , Thanks for the swift reply.

I actually have a Noctua Secufirm 2.0 backplate right here around that fits that MB perfectly.

I always assumed that all backplates were custom designed for the cooler being used , are You saying that basically any 1151 backplate would work with any 1151 mount ??

cheers for the input.

I am not saying that at all - because most mounting kits are completely different. I am only saying that I have seen that one particular swap done on an ITX board for that particular reason.
post #13 of 17
I managed to find a post showing exactly what You were saying with another person trying to fit a Hyper 212 to the board and running into exactly the same problem , But for the life of Me I can't seem to find it again to post a link ....!!

Seems that MSI have really dropped the ball on this one as that chip is in an incredibly stupid place on the backside of the board frown.gif

Come to think of it now - I mounted a Noctua NH-L9x65 on a past build and noticed that no matter what I did the thermal paste always seemed to get pushed to one side on the CPU Heat spreader .. the backplate was correctly orientated so I wonder if maybe that chip was the issue there as well ??!!

Soft mount backplates such as the flexible plastic ones on the NZXT X31 don't seem to have an issue so maybe these are bending over the obstructing chip ?

Seems strange that a massive company such as MSI would let such an oversight go without noticing especially on a performance board where people will use high end cooling kit ..:/

Bizarre ..

EDIT : Found it

http://imgur.com/a/7lMeB
Edited by HyperAdept - 2/14/16 at 12:43pm
post #14 of 17
Dark Rock TF & Asrock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac
http://imgur.com/a/yI3TA

Maybe this help someone.
post #15 of 17
"Bottom heatsink will touch RAM"



post #16 of 17
Have you tried to fit the Dark Rock TF on the MSI Z170i pro gaming ac motherboard? I was wondering as well if it would fit or not.
post #17 of 17
I had the same issue with my ek supremacy evo and msi z170i. The components on the back wouldn't allow the back plate to lay flush. Unfortunate, because it's an otherwise perfect motherboard.
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