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post #1 of 12
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ok i just got a Tuniq 120mm and its pretty heavy when i hold it up my its base vertically....

will that effect the thermal conductivity of the heatsink?

its really heavy and im afraid it'll warp my mobo...
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Motherboards are surprisingly resilient - that PCB is very hard to break... And no worries, the retention bracket and backplate on the Tuniq spreads out the weight evenly while the bolt through kit holds it in place very well...

no real need to worry - the tuniq doesn't even compare to some of it's other weighty contenders... the Scythe Orochi or fully loaded IFX-14 for example
post #3 of 12
I have mine set up, works really well. As killa said the retension clips are all it needs
post #4 of 12
The Tuniq Tower is a great HSF, no worries with it.
I made a guide on the easiest way to install it. It was a reinstall so ignore the first few pictures and see if it helps. And use the foam pad that came with the TT instead of what I used since you have it.
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...niq-tower.html
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thanks im about to add a wire to hold it up so pressure wont be so great on one side.
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Not necessary this thing is obviously tested and proven, with excellent results. Feel free to do watever you like obviously, but IMO its probably just a waste of your time and will get in the way in the future.
    
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post #7 of 12
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alright thanks a lot guys.

big problem. the case it too small for everything (in my sig)

well since i cant get the backplate off...im going to have to keep this heatsink...
and just change out my case to a full tower.

since it caused me so much trouble im going to overclock it to 3.6 XD
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post #8 of 12
Haha... you wouldn't believe how many times I've lifted my motherboard out of my case by gripping the Tuniq - after installing it back in, it would still always give me the same amazing idles and loads... if you tighten those screws down all the way, that thing is not moving ANYWHERE... tuniq made a nice bolt through kit

As for the case, I'm kind of surprised it won't fit... the tuniq was designed to fit in mid-ATXes... what sort of case are you using?

Also, yeah - the backplate on those suckers are hard to take off from what I've heard... luckily, I bought mine used and simply glued some foam to the backplate (I don't see any reason why the backplate had to be stuck to the motherboard)... if you want to take it off, I've heard success stories of heating the backplate up with a hair dryer - you could also use a knife, but that's dangerous.... perhaps try using copious amounts of alcohol?
post #9 of 12
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i'll probably use alcohol when i really do need it off. or i might just use a soldering iron.

well in truth it was like 1/8" too much and it hit the PSU...
that was a really small case...and cheap...i got it because of the PSU/keyboard/mouse i guess i'll got to frys on memorial day and pick it up for $10...

as for the case i realized i needed something bigger if i wanted a performance machine....
better air flow. also bought a ultra so i'll be using those 4 x 120mm fans...

im thinking about the antec nine hundred its 94.99 atm...
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post #10 of 12
Call your local bestbuys first and ask if they have the Rocketfish full tower ATX on clearance... the things are godly rebadged Lian Lis --- I scored mine for $48

Info:
The thread about the deal
The club - more info
Awesome rocketfish case mod log


Also, most people debate over the antec 900 and Cooler Master 690 for affordable mid-atx cases... my vote would personally go towards the 690... much more modder friendly and has much better cooling options (not to mention that 200mms are expensive and hard to find when they break)
Edited by killa_concept - 5/26/08 at 12:38am
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