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Okay so ive installed my psu and my cpu. So do I need to put on my heat sink then mount the mobo to the case?
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Okay so ive installed my psu and my cpu. So do I need to put on my heat sink then mount the mobo to the case?
thermal paste, heatsink, then mount mobo to case.
    
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You need to mount the backplate on the motherboard before you put the motherboard in your case, unless you have a CPU mounting hole on your motherboard mounting plate.
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If your mobo tray has an opening behind the socket, then you can do whichever.

I like mounting the heatsink first, especially if it is a large one. It is much easier to manage, and the screws are MUCH easier to reach.
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**** I put thermal paste one and now my heatsink...but I dont know how it screws in or what the silver pieces on the sides attach to. My heatsink is the stock one that comes with the X6 processor.
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you can mount the heatsink either before or after you mount the motherboard, i did mine after since it is not that large, but if it is large you may have limited room to work with.
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Originally Posted by Kyubimark View Post
**** I put thermal paste one and now my heatsink...but I dont know how it screws in or what the silver pieces on the sides attach to. My heatsink is the stock one that comes with the X6 processor.
relax, the thermal paste isnt superglue it can be easily cleaned off. Put a dab of paste in the center and just placed your heatsink on top...that way the paste will spread evenly...then mount the bracket with screws on all 4 sides...remember not to fully crank down 1 side at a time, but do a side just a little bit at a time.
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There was no screw, just a silver locking mechanism. I had to struggle and had to put a lot of pressure on the mobo to pull it over and lock it down.
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relax, the thermal paste isnt superglue it can be easily cleaned off. Put a dab of paste in the center and just placed your heatsink on top...that way the paste will spread evenly...then mount the bracket with screws on all 4 sides...remember not to fully crank down 1 side at a time, but do a side just a little bit at a time.
^This

I always use the X formation. so top left, bottom right, bottom left, top right or any which way to form an X that way you get even tightness on the screws.

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There was no screw, just a silver locking mechanism. I had to struggle and had to put a lot of pressure on the mobo to pull it over and lock it down.
Ah yeah, those stock fans can be annoying to get on. (damn these fat fingers) we were talking about the mounting bracket tho in the previous posts.

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