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Removing Gemin II without removing mobo.

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I was reading all the reviews and everyone was bummed because you can't remove it without taking the motherboard out. You would have to do this even to install new ram. You could cut 4 holes out behind the mobo on your tray to get the socket in there and loosen the nuts. It would take a little skill to line em up and a little time to get it done the first time but would save some time and headaches later down the road. I guess you could also just cut a larger square out behind it also.

Anyone see any problems with that? I guess this could work for any other cooler that mounts similarly. I dunno how others mount tho, so I can't comment.
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it is fine

but if you cut a trace......................................
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you're saying you want to cut a hole (or multiple holes, whatever) in the mobo tray exactly behind the socket...
that would not be such a bad idea. go for it!
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it is fine

but if you cut a trace......................................
I think you read it wrong. He was referring to the act of drilling his TRAY and not the motherboard itself.

Check this mod by Skullzaflare: http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...k-warning.html
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I think you read it wrong. He was referring to the act of drilling his TRAY and not the motherboard itself.

Check this mod by Skullzaflare: http://www.overclock.net/case-mods-g...k-warning.html
Exactly. Someone stole my idea!...before I ever thought of it.

Yeah, I think I might not have made myself clear. Take the mobo out first. Leaving it in would just be stupid.
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post #6 of 7
thats about the best way to do it id say
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Yeah I installed my Gemin last night and after it idled all night my idle temps are the same as stock. It cools down 10° on load which is nice but I would expect better performance. I don't think I've got a good seat and the thing is huge and kind of blocks my rear fan. I looked at it and thought what a nightmare it would be to re-install the damn thing. My 900 comes this week so I'll re-seat it then and mod the case so I can remove it easily if I don't like the results.
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