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Hey everyone,

I recently made a post here regarding whether or not I should purchase the Silver Arrow. Well, I ended up pulling the trigger and upon receiving my product I was very happy with the purchase. However, when I peeled back then sticker covering the base this is what I saw:



I'm not sure whether I should exchange this or not...
What do you guys think?
post #2 of 23
You got my advice - exchange it now.
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I certainly wouldnt want a deep, airfilling scratch on my newly purchased product. RMA time.
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keep, no performance issue's will arise.
    
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post #5 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yoko Littner View Post
keep, no performance issue's will arise.
I'd lean this direction. It is unlikely that part of the heatplate would be touching the CPU IHS-and would only be over the CPU hold down anyway.
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post #6 of 23
Call me blind, but that seems to be on the outer most edge. I'm sure the base is large enough to cover an entire cpu without the risk of it coming close to that.

Try it out and see if it doesn't performance to par.

I can understand wanting to get something in immaculate condition, but to me, getting an RMA, mailing it, waiting for it, just isn't worth it to me if the reason for the RMA didn't affect performance. Besides, once it's installed, i'm pretty sure you won't see it.
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post #7 of 23
Its the edge of surface so i doubt it will be making much contact with the CPU anyways. You should be fine.
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post #8 of 23
Considering it looks polished, it looks more like a manufacturing defect. But yeh, it won't be near your cpu.
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post #9 of 23
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I don't mind RMAing it. I currently do not have my mobo to test it with. The only gripe I have with RMAing with Directron is that I have to pay for shipping

I guess I'll keep it until I get my mobo back (hopefully before this weekend) and test it out. It makes sense that there should be no performance hit, as it is on the edge. But for the amount this cooler costs I should expect better manufacturing then this.

Thank you all for your input
post #10 of 23
Maybe when putting the TIM on the CPU IHS I would add a TINY bit of TIM there and smooth it out with a card if possible just in case it DOES make contact with the CPU IHS.

As many have said I don't think that will be an issue as it's on the outermost edge of the contact area which most CPU's don't even come into contact with.

Give it a shot and pull of the cooler to see how the spread is. If the TIM doesn't reach the groove clean both surfaces and just use it.

As long as the IHS doesn't come into contact with the groove you shouldn't see decreased performance.
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