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post #1 of 10
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installing this onto sig rig.

instructions are very simple for install on an am3 board.

but what is this about retention bracket installation on the back of the mobo???

is this necessary?

i'm just confused as to whether or not the parts included are necessary for an am3 setup because some of the instructions say for lga etc so i'm curious *** is going on
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post #2 of 10
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ARGHH i have xig with no backplate :[

is thar nothing i can do? i have no idea who wrote these instructions theyre garbage
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post #3 of 10
Do yourself a favor, buy this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-060-_-Product

and then it will help make your mounting a lot easier.

The ones that came with the Xigmatek was a bit pain to install. (At least for me).
post #4 of 10
Buy Naffy's custom mount instead. Gives you better retention across the whole base.
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post #6 of 10
I don't get it....mine didn't have a retention bracket either. I just used the stock clip on method...works great for me.
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post #7 of 10
S1283 does not come with backplates. S1283 on AM3 uses clips with no back plate. Push pins for 775.

There is a separate backplate you can buy for 775, 1156, and 1366. None for AM3.
post #8 of 10
SamaNanashi, I know how you feel. I was like you too. I felt pissed because when I first had it, it didn't include the proper mounting. I searched everywhere for the right kit and then I saw someone made a thread about the Xigmatek Bracket. I bought them and it was painless to install. I highly recommend it.
post #9 of 10
Dark knight should come with that bracket for amd or all other intel cpu even 1155.
HDT-S1283 come with different bracket that fits all amd and most intel.
the new GAIA and LOKI have bracket same as DK that fits all =)
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post #10 of 10
the s1283 does not come with a backplate. it comes with push pins. i used it with push pins until they cracked under its own weight. i purchased a crossbow backplate and its much safer and better to install it with that.
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