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Joe, I did that a few times and I regretted it. Pain in the butt. Very little room to work with



Suppa-Snipa, I've added you the roster. Welcome to the club.

Good luck
Well a couple of things to consider. is it easier to remove the video card and power supply to give you more room to work with or is it just easier to remove the whole mobo???
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Well a couple of things to consider. is it easier to remove the video card and power supply to give you more room to work with or is it just easier to remove the whole mobo???
It is easier to just take out a few components.

But I generally prefer to remove everything from the box when I add new hardware.

90% of the time though, its to adjust my Cable Mang.

Which I find can easily be messed up by changing out hardware.
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I do what I need to do. Most of the time, though, when mounting a new heatsink, I always take the board out. It makes checking for fit, tightness, and other considerations much easier. Plus, despite usually having big cases to work in, my hands need the room to work.

(It's far easier to work a screwdriver than it is to try to mount something through tight spaces, in my opinion.)
    
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Suppa-Snipa, I've added you the roster. Welcome to the club.

Good luck
Thank you
the link on the first page is actually not the correct link, could ya replace it with this one http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/7...1orthoskm3.jpg ?
Edited by SuppA-SnipA - 4/7/09 at 4:39pm
    
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I do what I need to do. Most of the time, though, when mounting a new heatsink, I always take the board out. It makes checking for fit, tightness, and other considerations much easier. Plus, despite usually having big cases to work in, my hands need the room to work.

(It's far easier to work a screwdriver than it is to try to mount something through tight spaces, in my opinion.)
Agreed 100% here! I also take my motherboard out, makes the whole process much easier.
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That is ideal providing you have a work table or something safe to work on. The last thing you want is to damage the mobo becuase of working on it outside of the case.I know I know but I just had to point it out.
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With my SI-128, I HAD to remove the mobo to bolt it down given the requisite for an offset screwdriver. My NH-C12P, like the Zalman CNPS9500LED I miss, can both be done without removing the mobo via a boring, regular, old screwdriver. The problem is getting the fan onto the cooler once installed. If the clips on the NH-C12P were like those on the SI-128, it would be child's play. But they are not. So it is not.
     
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That is ideal providing you have a work table or something safe to work on. The last thing you want is to damage the mobo becuase of working on it outside of the case.I know I know but I just had to point it out.
I typically work on my ladies on my bed.

(Oh wait. That sounded a little risque. I meant I work on my machines on my bed.)

I live in a small apartment, so this is the only room I have, to be honest. Sometimes, if there's nothing on it, I'll go downstairs and work on the dinner table. But I've only done that in this apartment maybe twice at most.
    
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When I was upgrading from the stock cooler, I definitely took my mobo out when I put the Arctic Freezer 64 in.
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With my SI-128, I HAD to remove the mobo to bolt it down given the requisite for an offset screwdriver. My NH-C12P, like the Zalman CNPS9500LED I miss, can both be done without removing the mobo via a boring, regular, old screwdriver. The problem is getting the fan onto the cooler once installed. If the clips on the NH-C12P were like those on the SI-128, it would be child's play. But they are not. So it is not.
This is precisely why I suggested taking the board out of the case. It's far easier to work when you have tons of space around you.

Besides, it's not as if you'll be disassembling a cable management masterpiece (knowing you the way I do).
    
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