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post #11 of 17
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sweet i'll return the one i bought and get the vx. You did say the vx is the one that clips on right?
post #12 of 17
NO..dont do that..just because of the fan your going to return it??....a cooler of this size HAS to be bolted down..not just a flimsy little clip..ive heard a few horror stories about the VX..stick to the original and bolt that mother down..trust me..its a brilliant cooler, albeit the factory lap job..well isnt really a lap job..so id say lap it before installing it.
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im return the s/fan I just bought the thermaltake silent boost k8 rx. Whats wrong with the vx? I i don't want to have to take the comp all apart to intall the dang thing.
post #14 of 17
some mobos with screw holes will not have any problems mounting the BT without taking things apart (as832-sli)....but in your case you MIGHT (I don't know) have to take the board out. Either way, it's worth it to bolt it down. The sucker is huge.
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post #15 of 17
I know from various other threads that you're reluctant to bolt a cooler down onto your motherboard, but trust me on this: With a big HSF, it's much more secure than clipping it onto the retainer module.

In the world of coolers, the adage of "Bigger is better" is almost 100% true. You do get to a point of diminishing returns, but up until that point, if the basic design itself is sound, the more mass a cooler has, the better its cooling properties are.

Go with a bolt-down. I will make the assumption that most here will recommend the same.
    
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i don't think mine has holes.
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It has at least two. That is where the plastic bracket with the male part for the clips are secured down with.
    
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