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Can Noctua NH-D14 Weight damage the motherboard?

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I was thinking about buying a Noctua NH-D14 for my cpu cooler because I dislike the one intel includes in my i7-950 chip set.However, I thought about weight of the Noctua NH-D14 and how it might stress the motherboard that I am getting, if anyone intrested I am gettinga MSI BigBang X a few days. By the way, my case is a tower. So what should I do? I want to get the Noctua NH-D14 but I am affraid the cooler is so heavy that it might break my motherboard in half in the future.
post #2 of 10
no, dont worry
noctua has best mounting system and will not break MB
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It's possible. I heard of one guy on his way to a lan party snapping his board when he went over a speed bump. I would look into a self contained water cooler like the H70 instead.

EDIT: But only if your worried.
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post #4 of 10
It won't "break" your motherboard in half, yeah it might cause it to bow a bit! But nothing to be worried about.....


EDIT.. And LOL at the lanparty thing....because that happens everyday
post #5 of 10
Absolutely not.
As long as you install it correctly, your motherboard will live on for many years to come.
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D14>H70 (where you need at least 2000+RPM fans to cool effectively)
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Only if you mount it improperly like I once did. You have to make sure that the pins in the back of the motherboard are all the way in. If one of them slips out of position in the backplate the resulting force imbalance could cause the upper part of the NH-D14 mount to tear into your motherboards pcb and physically damage it.
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post #8 of 10
It'll be fine, just don't ship it anywhere.
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It's possible. I heard of one guy on his way to a lan party snapping his board when he went over a speed bump. I would look into a self contained water cooler like the H70 instead.

EDIT: But only if your worried.
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post #10 of 10
I've traveled over 400 miles with my computer, and gone over many speed bumps along the way, and nothing has broken.

Then again, I secured the computer properly, go figure.
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