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How important is the adhesive thing that goes in between the motherboard and the backplate?

My new mobo is coming in the mail tomorrow so I had to remove the adhesive from my old board but it ripped and basically fell apart. So not only is the adhesive now gone, but I really dont want to stick that gooey thing on my new mobo.

Any way around this?
I would imagine it's pretty important, and keeps your mounting brackets from shorting out your motherboard. Grab some Goo-Gone from Walmart to remove the excess adhesive from the last strips, and buy some more adhesive strips and you should be good to go.
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I just got some Scotch tape(3M) mounting tape and used that instead. Still sticks to the MoBo but not as sticky as the supplied strips. And it's thinner so it allows the H50 to be mounted to the clamp easier. If you got the polymer backplate no need to worry about it shorting anything out. It's non conductive.

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I noticed I had the block retainer damn-near dangling off the brackets before the CPU block itself would mount and twist properly.
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It's sposed to be that way. They show it in the how-to Vid that Jeff from Corsair put together.

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Somebody in another thread wrote:

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Those adhesive pads make no difference whatsoever, its just to stop the backplate dropping off when you take the bracket off.
Can I use industrial strength velcro? cut into the exact same shape as the adhesive that the H50 came with?
Edited by Timechange01 - 8/18/10 at 11:19pm
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Wouldn't that be a good source of static?

Just a thought.

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Can I use industrial strength velcro? cut into the exact same shape as the adhesive that the H50 came with?
 
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So I have an ATCS 840 in the mail.

I have the option to:

A: Use the H70 as rear upper intake (Sounds like a terrible idea though that's installation directions)
B: Use the H70 as rear Push/Pull Exhaust
C: Remove the front upper 230mm Exhaust and use the H70 as Push/Pull Intake
D: Remove the front upper 230mm Exhaust and use the H70 as Push/Pull Exhaust
E: Turn the front upper 230mm exhaust into intake and use the H70 as Push/Pull upper rear Exhaust.


I'm looking for what will generate the best health for my total system.

Intaking air from the rear sounds like a bad, bad idea, even in an ATCS 840.

I'm rather fond of idea E myself.

PS: I'm replacing stock fans with two Scythe Gentle Typhoons.
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So I have an ATCS 840 in the mail.

I have the option to:

A: Use the H70 as rear upper intake (Sounds like a terrible idea though that's installation directions)
B: Use the H70 as rear Push/Pull Exhaust
C: Remove the front upper 230mm Exhaust and use the H70 as Push/Pull Intake
D: Remove the front upper 230mm Exhaust and use the H70 as Push/Pull Exhaust
E: Turn the front upper 230mm exhaust into intake and use the H70 as Push/Pull upper rear Exhaust.


I'm looking for what will generate the best health for my total system.

Intaking air from the rear sounds like a bad, bad idea, even in an ATCS 840.

I'm rather fond of idea E myself.

PS: I'm replacing stock fans with two Scythe Gentle Typhoons.
Option B. would be best.
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Intakeing cool air for the rad is the best way to cool your cpu.Using heated inside air is lousy way.The thing is you need top exhaust in order to do it.

I have 2 top 140mm fans for exhaust it would be downright stupid to use the hot inside air for the rad.I use cool exterior air for my setup and it works much much better.
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I have mine setup as intake from the back with the stock Corsair fan that came with it. My temps are 33/68 after 40 runs on LinX. I got another 120MM and a couple of burned case fans I can convert into shrouds. Will I need another set of extended case screws?
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