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I just want to make sure I'm mounting my h55 right.

My question is do I just thumb tighten the screws? I turn them till the nut on the back plate starts spinning and won't tighten anymore but the corsair manual says nothing besides to tighten them not how much or how you know it's got a good mount.

If need be I can grab pliers to hold the back nuts and twist the screw more but I don't want to torq it down needlessly if this is the correct mounting.

Thank you in advance for any advice/tips
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I've always just used the thumb screws and then finished it off with a driver.
Nothing more or less than any screw - tight and not too much to risk stripping anything.

"Snug" if an adjective must be applied to this smile.gif
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I thought the nut on the backplate was captive in said backplate so that you don't need to hold a wrench to them to tighten. Is this not the same backplate you have?
http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image/akg/water_cooling/H55andH60/Corsair_H60_backplate_sm.jpg
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I thought the nut on the backplate was captive in said backplate so that you don't need to hold a wrench to them to tighten. Is this not the same backplate you have?
http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image/akg/water_cooling/H55andH60/Corsair_H60_backplate_sm.jpg

Nope, mines a plastic backplate that doesn't hold the nut very well, once it gets to a certain tightness it just spins after that.

Edit: this is the type of backplate I have, it sucks (mines not broken like this one though) the one you linked is the h60

Edited by Echoa - 7/18/16 at 3:47pm
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post #5 of 7
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reseated it and reapplied paste, its mounted right just the h55 mounting seems shotty...I replace it when I can for something a bit better and gives me less than 70-75c in summer
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I reckon you should be able to feel when its tight enough.
If you tighten each screw by 1 turn at a time so they are all even (and also evenly applying pressure), you should be able to feel when the plate is making good contact with the chip and no longer has enough freedom to come free. Maybe go half a turn tighter than there. I don't think you should have to get pliers to tighten screws on a motherboard! Never once encountered that scenario unless something was wrong.
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I reckon you should be able to feel when its tight enough.
If you tighten each screw by 1 turn at a time so they are all even (and also evenly applying pressure), you should be able to feel when the plate is making good contact with the chip and no longer has enough freedom to come free. Maybe go half a turn tighter than there. I don't think you should have to get pliers to tighten screws on a motherboard! Never once encountered that scenario unless something was wrong.

It's the backplates lack of tension an inability to actually hold the nuts in place once tightened down (they spin) . I'm just use to my old h50 which had a tougher plastic backplate and while harder to mount felt way more solid.

When I get the money i think I'm finally gonna make the jump to a custom loop to get the cooling I want.
Edited by Echoa - 7/19/16 at 1:52am
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