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Hello all... I just got the parts for my new rig....

q6600 on a evga 750i FTW .....

I got this cpu cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001
....

the thing weighs like 5 lbs....

I've read nothing but GREAT reviews about this thing....

it comes with an X - shaped bracket that mounts under the mobo with *PERMANENT* sticky tape .... i repeat.... PERMANENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

..... So You have to make sure it lines up with the heatsink screw holes first.....(I did ok with this part).....

So I put the heat sink paste on (i got some artic silver)....OK so far....
fit the heatsink....OK......
NOTE!!! the screws fit under the heatsink, and are a PITA to reach
Put the first screw in, turned about 2 threads.....OK
Put the second screw in, turned about 2 threads....OK
put the third screw in, turned about 2 threads....OK

Mind you, when i say "turned about 2 threads"... it took NO FORCE what so ever....

Put the fourth screw in, turned about 2 threads......SNAP..... the head broke off(USED ALMOST NO FORCE!!!!!!).......

ok...., so the screw head is stuck in the mount.... WHICH USED PERMANENT STICKY TAPE!!!!!!!!!!!

I had to have someone hold the board, while i pried the mount off (well, almost) enough, so that I could use a razor to cut the glue strands......

I heard what was either a crack(I'm worried....)... or the sticky sound of the glue(i hope it was the glue....)

After I got the thing off, I spent 20 minutes cleaning the glue off the MOBO...

Now I have to RMA it with newegg.... and I'm down and out till tomorrow, until I can get a unspecified Startech Quadcore HSF...(hope it's decent... it's $30, no part # known, just a shot in the dark)....

So, I am debating whether to get a new tuniq.... or get a different HSF.......
any suggestions?
Edited by zero_himself - 5/30/08 at 8:17pm
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Most people will say get a T.R.U.E.

I would agree...

Or a Xigmatek (IDK the model #) if you dont have 60+ to spend.
    
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Just take a scalpel, or knife, and gently chip away at the sicky pad between the mount and motherboard if necessary. Make sure you do this genly so as to no scratch the board.

The Tuniq is a breeze to install when your motherboard hasn't been put into the chassis. Either you got unlucky with a poor quality metal screw, or you applied too much force.
Edited by t4ct1c47 - 5/31/08 at 11:39am
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The Tuniq screw broke?
Sorry to hear about your troubles, mine wasn't near that bad to install aside of having to pull the board. When I installed mine I turned the screws pretty much until the threads were gone which is way more than two turns. Hard to believe it snapped that easy. If you can, exchange it for the TRUE....
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it was a bad screw........I used almost NO FORCE!!!!...

how durable is a MOBO these days??
It took two hands to hold the board, and 2 hands to pry the bracket, so i could "CUT" the glue.... I heard that *SNAP*... and I really hope it was the tape, not the MOBO.....

so the TRUE is the way to go?
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The Tuniq screw broke?
Sorry to hear about your troubles, mine wasn't near that bad to install aside of having to pull the board. When I installed mine I turned the screws pretty much until the threads were gone which is way more than two turns. Hard to believe it snapped that easy. If you can, exchange it for the TRUE....
I snapped one, but that was purely my fault. I did it finger-tight and tried for more, which was stupid. Luckily vwgti gave me 4 extras
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Yeah those backplates are a real pain to take off. It just takes a lot of time and patience.
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Are you talking the adhesive stuff on the backplate? Boards are fairly durable but overflexing can break traces very easily. Have you tried installing the stock heatsink and powering up to verify the board is toast? Can you see any visible signs ofdamage on the board? I've heard it is a bugger to remove the Tuniq's backplate so when I finally install my D-Tek I am going to try use the Tuniq backplate to avoid possible damage.
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Are you talking the adhesive stuff on the backplate? Boards are fairly durable but overflexing can break traces very easily. Have you tried installing the stock heatsink and powering up to verify the board is toast? Can you see any visible signs ofdamage on the board? I've heard it is a bugger to remove the Tuniq's backplate so when I finally install my D-Tek I am going to try use the Tuniq backplate to avoid possible damage.
OEM cpu.... No stock heatsink..........

I am afraid to fire it up without the HSF actually mounted, and just sitting there..
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if you can fit it in your case my heatsink cools better than a true and they are cheaper
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