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The Zalman 9700 has done a great job for me, but I have found that the case can make or break any HS&F.
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Tks tek, too pricey for me I think. I'm very interested in the AC7 pro if I can get some clarity on just how to remove the push pins, what I'll need to get as far as nuts and bolts and whatever for the underside of the mobo etc. Thanks for all the advice! +reps
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Tks tek, too pricey for me I think. I'm very interested in the AC7 pro if I can get some clarity on just how to remove the push pins, what I'll need to get as far as nuts and bolts and whatever for the underside of the mobo etc. Thanks for all the advice! +reps
To remove the push-pins, there's a little black tab you have to pull on using a flathead screwdriver or pliers. This should separate the two pieces of the pushpin. Haven't tried it myself but will be tonight as I have a busted push-pin that needs replacing.

I believe this bolt kit should work as a replacement for the push-pins. Just remove the motherboard, place the backplate under the board, and stick those bolts through the holes that use to have push-pins in them. A little work but not bad.
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Time to put my newbness on display... *sigh

How hard is it to take out the pins and put screws in, and what all does it entail?

Heya Lins!

Any thoughts on that Masscool one? I've got a buddy here locally who says it's pretty good, and the egg reviews are good.
Ac7 is slightly better than Masscool. I tried it before I got the AC7.
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Awesome y'all, tks very much! +reps
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