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post #11 of 50
Push pins are the reasons why I haven't purchased a Xigmatek HS/F.
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post #12 of 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by onlycodered View Post
It's funny how recently I had praised the push pins that come with most LGA 775 coolers. I have since changed my mind. I just broke one of the pins because I had tried pushing it in while half the pin was in the hole on my board. The half of the pin that didn't make it in the hole bent and broke off of course. So for now I'm going to stick that pin on one of the bottom push pins on my cooler so gravity can do its thing.

I just ordered the Thermalright Bolt-thru kit, so hopefully that'll fix my problem.

(I also ordered a Noctua NF-P12 fan and Thermalright HR-05. They should quiet down the noise is my rig pretty nicely!)
Yeah, remember the retention system on P4's? They were a huge pain but at least they were secure - the new push pins are definitely step backwards.
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post #13 of 50
from what i read here, it's best to buy a CPU cooler for the LGA775 instead of the one that came with the CPU when you buy it?

(since i'm getting a LGA775 Chip set)
post #14 of 50
Can I join the hate club?

I bought a backplate. Best thing I've ever done to my rig.
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post #15 of 50
I hate the pins. Caused my E4500 almost to fry.
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post #16 of 50
Intel sells replacement push-pins for $4 plus shipping at it's Intel Shop website.

The company that makes them for Intel is ITW Fastex P/N Base: C33389 & Cap: C33390.

FrozenCPU.com once had them too. You may need to search their site.

Scythe sells a universal kit that beats out these dumb pins too. FrozenCPU sells that universal kit too.
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post #17 of 50
I hate those damn push pins, I broke a stock cooler too...But I also like them since it's easier to take heatsink off, but the cheap plastic just doesn't do it.
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post #18 of 50
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
Push pins are the reasons why I haven't purchased a Xigmatek HS/F.
You do know you can buy the Thermalright Bolt-thru kit, right? The push pins are really easy to take off.
 
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And wow. What an overwhelming response. I didn't know they were so hated. I decided to make an LGA Push-pin Haters group! http://www.overclock.net/group.php?groupid=50
 
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post #20 of 50
Xigmatek Push pins can always be replaced with a bolt kit.
And it competes with other high end coolers pretty well.
    
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