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I think your right tho, the cooler does droop a tiny tiny bit, but it is noticeable. When i push on the bottom of the cooler it does have a wee bit of give, I may have some of that double sided tape reside on the mobo from mounting the H50 before... perhaps I was too dam excited to get this mofo on lol.
Observe carefully. After all, it might be the MB tray that's bending. This heatsink clamps very firmly to the mb and socket.
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Observe carefully. After all, it might be the MB tray that's bending. This heatsink clamps very firmly to the mb and socket.
Yeah I realized my mobo wasn't bending at all, it was the mobo tray from the case (Because of the thick cables behind that tray pushing it.. )

I wouldn't worry in my case, since mobo is not bending.
    
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I'm 100% sure the mobo or mobo tray is not bending, all my cables are stuff back there too but actually think its the sheer weight of this beast lol. The screws are all tightened as much as they can go, perhaps its just gravity?

I'm going to remove the cooler entirely tonight and remount it, I'm pretty sure theres some residue stuck on the back of mobo from the old cooler which may mean the coolers backplate isn't seated properly. I might need some methylated spirits to get the sticky stuff off...

I'll let u guys know how I get on tonight.

Edit: Ok, took my heatsink off and noticed the screws holding the backplate on were not completely tight!!1!one!1 ***. Remounted with some CM R4 fans I have lying around, improved my temps by a few degrees!

I ordered the UK2000's aswell so they will arrive over the next few days. However I'm liking my current setup alot. The stock fans are nice and quiet but not really sufficient for max performance.

Here is a pic of my D14 now:


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So what was the exact issue? I might remount mine too if you tell me what was wrong exactly.

Edit:

I think I will re-mount mine in a few minutes too, I remember the lower part of the backplate was a out of mobo compared to the upper part, that may be the reason, maybe screws not fully tightened.

Edit2:

I re-mounted it and now it looks a bit more straight, not PERFECT but way more straight than it looked before, so now I am happy with it
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Yea man, I just took off heatsink and tightened the backplate screws right down. They were loose! no wonder my idle was crap. Mine definitely looks alot more straight now too and feels more 'solid'.

Edit: Make sure you have all screws for the mobo installed too! I missed 1 at the top and replaced it, now its all good.
    
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Yea man, I just took off heatsink and tightened the backplate screws right down. They were loose! no wonder my idle was crap. Mine definitely looks alot more straight now too and feels more 'solid'.

Edit: Make sure you have all screws for the mobo installed too! I missed 1 at the top and replaced it, now its all good.
Don't worry I have all the mobo screws

I tightened the backplate screws as they were not fully tightened like in ur case.

The cooler is not 100% straight but it is way more straight than before
    
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So when are you going to paint your HAF black?
    
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So when are you going to paint your HAF black?
End of month

Would you be worried if cooler was down by just 1mm? I mean i cant even notice it unless i get a ruler or smthing XD
    
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End of month

Would you be worried if cooler was down by just 1mm? I mean i cant even notice it unless i get a ruler or smthing XD
How are your temps? That's the bottom line.
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How are your temps? That's the bottom line.
Well I get 30ºC iddle and 45ºC load @ 3.8Ghz, and 50ºC load @ 4Ghz.

They seem good?
    
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