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Poll Results: Would you buy an Xiggy mount to properly mount your heatsink?

 
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    Yes, I would buy an Xiggy mount for AM2
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other question is... brass or aluminum?
I know your answer but cost could be more of an issue to some people.
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So this solution bolts through using the backplate already on the motherboard?

And are all the Xigmatek mounting systems the same (for the range of coolers) I might want this done for a HDT-S1284EE.

I am interested, btw.
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post #13 of 446
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I know your answer but cost could be more of an issue to some people.
haha.. yeap. in any case, brass is about 2x more expensive than aluminum from where i'm getting it. with the thickness of the material at 1/8" either one will do very well for mounting force.

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So this solution bolts through using the backplate already on the motherboard?

And are all the Xigmatek mounting systems the same (for the range of coolers) I might want this done for a HDT-S1284EE.

I am interested, btw.
for the S1284... i'm not too sure on the size... if you could do some measurements for me, i could definitely tell you.

i'm not too sure what the backplate for the AM2 mobos are like so i can't really say?

EDIT: as i'm looking at the pictures online.. it doesn't seem to be the same size but i could be wrong. might i ask if you already have the 1284? from what i recall about it, is that the staggered layout of the heatpipes was actually detrimental to the performance in comparison to the 1283.
Edited by nafljhy - 4/30/09 at 11:47pm
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EDIT: Just looked at my side case fan. I don't know if it'll clear it mounting it the other way.

I guess if it's not expensive or anything, I can make it work.
Edited by Nightz2k - 5/1/09 at 12:04am
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I am in. Since AM2/AM3/AM2+ is all the same mounting, it would be great.

I need it so that I can free up my first two ram slots. It makes me upset.

PS: Did not notice it would be for the xiggy, could you do the TRUE 120 as well?
whoops, didn't see your edit until now..

i was actually initially asked to do a TRUE but its actually quite complicated with that cooler. i'm sure it can be done... but it'll take time to figure out a good way of doing it.
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post #16 of 446
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Originally Posted by nafljhy View Post
for the S1284... i'm not too sure on the size... if you could do some measurements for me, i could definitely tell you.

i'm not too sure what the backplate for the AM2 mobos are like so i can't really say?

EDIT: as i'm looking at the pictures online.. it doesn't seem to be the same size but i could be wrong. might i ask if you already have the 1284? from what i recall about it, is that the staggered layout of the heatpipes was actually detrimental to the performance in comparison to the 1283.
As far as the backplate goes, most high-end AM2/AM2+ motherboards come with one pre-installed to reinforce the CPU socket area.



And I'm not too knowledgeable on these HDT coolers so I'm not exactly sure of the performance difference between the 1283 & 1284. I spose that this wouldn't be too hard to do with any cooler, though. Like you said, all you need are the measurements.
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W00t, you should appeal to AM2 Farmers If I ever make a 9800GX2 farm I'd get one (brass)
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As far as the backplate goes, most high-end AM2/AM2+ motherboards come with one pre-installed to reinforce the CPU socket area.

http://lssclan.urldownload.com/kami/...blackplate.jpg

And I'm not too knowledgeable on these HDT coolers so I'm not exactly sure of the performance difference between the 1283 & 1284. I spose that this wouldn't be too hard to do with any cooler, though. Like you said, all you need are the measurements.
does the backplate has screws sticking out of the other side of the mobo? if it does, then i would say you're in good shape. my only problem there would be the thumb nuts. if its 6-32 sizing for the rod/screw then its not a problem at all.

tbh, all i remember was that the 1284 was a let down compared to the 1283.

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W00t, you should appeal to AM2 Farmers If I ever make a 9800GX2 farm I'd get one (brass)
what do you mean AM2 farmers? and why would you only get one if you had GX2s? its late and i'm not thinking too clearly.
Edited by nafljhy - 5/1/09 at 12:01am
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post #19 of 446

Here is the stock mounting bracket from my Asus. The backplate is actually from the enzotech one on my mobo, just left the stock backplate cause I liked how it looked in comparison.

The backplate is internally threaded and the bracket screws onto it.
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would you happen to know the threading size for it?

i mean it'd have to be either m4 or 6-32.. just not sure who uses what.. :\\

EDIT:
ok guys, its getting late for me. i'll check the thread in the morning. see you guys then.
Edited by nafljhy - 5/1/09 at 12:30am
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