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Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
Push pins are the reasons why I haven't purchased a Xigmatek HS/F.
It's fairly simple to remove the push pins, get some washers and some screw, and attach the heatsink to almost any backplate you can think of and it costs 50 cents to do so.
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Originally Posted by poohball View Post
oh oh you have to contact them and provide proof of purchase and they iwll give you one.
You sure about that? I submitted a rebate for my previous Xigmatek cooler months ago and still haven't received it. I've emailed support about a month ago asking about my rebate status and still haven't gotten a response. In addition to that, my friend who owns the site I write hardware reviews for contacted Xigmatek with interest in reviewing their products and still hasn't gotten a response.
 
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post #43 of 50
Think of it this way - If it wasn't for push pins, we'd still be slicing our fingers on the same retention brackets from socket 478!!!!
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post #44 of 50
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Aftermarket mounting for huge coolers FTW. Thank god My BT was the good one with the bolts and my waterblock has some ridiculous mounting system that keeps it on with bolts and springs.
But Zalman is FTW? not FTW, since they always use special backplate.
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post #45 of 50
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Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
But Zalman is FTW? not FTW, since they always use special backplate.
Guess my only experience is with TT. Annoying to put on, but secure and nothing falls off.
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post #46 of 50
I used to dread removing my motherboard to mount a cooler, and hence always used the pushpins. But once I actually removed it and mounted a cooler without those crappy pushpins, I realized how much it was worth it. I used to always be worried my cooler would fall off lol.
WC ftw!
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post #47 of 50
Here's what you can do:

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That's my T.R.U.E., above, which didn't mount with enough pressure after I lapped both the cooler and CPU.

Granted, it does not use push pins ... but I still needed to mod it to allow mounting pressure strong enough to get the temps I wanted.

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The above mod is done using a bolt thru kit from Petra's tech shop:

KIT

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The only thing in that kit that I DID NOT use is the screws cause they require sawing/trimming.

I simply went to the local Ace hardware store and found four 1.5" bolts that fit the brass thumbscrews that came with the Petra's kit and that became what I used in the final bolt thru mod.

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Just an FYI in case it might help.

Have fun, yo!

    
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post #48 of 50
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You sure about that? I submitted a rebate for my previous Xigmatek cooler months ago and still haven't received it. I've emailed support about a month ago asking about my rebate status and still haven't gotten a response. In addition to that, my friend who owns the site I write hardware reviews for contacted Xigmatek with interest in reviewing their products and still hasn't gotten a response.
wow....interesting...cuz I got my kit really fast....did you talk to a live person?
basically I sent proof of purchase and is on the way the next day, I didn't even have to pay for the freight on those kit.
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post #49 of 50
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Originally Posted by deskjockey View Post
somehow I ended up with a few stock intel coolers so I have pushpins to waste.

and boy have I wasted them...worse design ever
thats what i did with my stock cooler. salvaged the pins for my infinity

shame i dont think infinity has an after market bolt system?

lets hope the new LGA socket has a better mounting system!
    
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have built many systems before, but this is my 1st quad-core and my 1st attempt @ overclocking...so I purchased a q6600, a gigabyte mobo and a xigmatek hdt-s1283..mounted it all on a HSPC Tech Station and within the 1st minute of trying to install the xig, one of the push pin tips broke...I took it off the mobo and the the bottom half fell on the floor...what a freakin joke...billion dollar company and this is the best system they could come up with?...had no idea how to replace them so I fired off an email to Xigmatek....I hope the post about them providing a bolt-on kit for free is true and wish I'd read it before I contacted them but I'll wait & see what their response is...Didn't take me long in Google to find this forum & I've already joined the haters club as I now have a wonderful rig mounted and waiting for a heatsink.......junk
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