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I'm about to get a big typhoon but I have never installed anything besides a stock intel fan, is there anything I should know before installing it? Any tips or any problems anyone encountered that I should know of?
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Nah, it's pretty easy. If you wanna go the extra mile you can slap on a better fan to replace the stock one.
    
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From what I've heard, s775 is a bit harder to install than s939, but if you follow the instructions, it shouldn't be to hard.
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You will be fine my friend. I have never Installed anything but the BT ( First build)
Everything is self explanatory
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naw its not hard at all......get the extra fan though....alot better than the stock one...
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Ive heard from some people that when installing it it, shorted out their motherboard or whatever because its so heavy?
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Ive heard from some people that when installing it it, shorted out their motherboard or whatever because its so heavy?
I wouldn't worry about that to much.
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Yeah the only real problem is with the 775's. I had the VX(push pin installation) and it kept coming off. I think it was because my previous 775 cooler had a bracket that went underneath the board and then had sockets the actually came up through the board holes. I remember the sockets were big on one side and I think it made the holes in my board bigger than there were suppose to be so the VX never worked for me.

They offer another version that has screw downs for the 775 instead and it is $5 cheaper than the VX at most places I have seen.

The default fan I think pushes 53ish CFM, so if you were to put a Silverstone FM121 on there(110CFM) you could see a pretty big difference. I personally don't have a problem with the noise at full blast and I perfer as much cooling as possible so I have 2 running at full speed.
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post #9 of 28
Just make sure all the retention brackets are installed right and it's tightened up nicely, and you'll be fine.
post #10 of 28
nothing special on installation really just make sure the H plate on the back of the omtherboard has that black plastic thingy so it wont short out and that it is not touching the bottom of the case(happened with my old gigabyte S3).
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