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I need to know if it is safe to keep my HAF vertical with the TRUE copper heat sink. I haven't been able to get a definite answer on how safe it is but they wouldn't make a heat sink that would damage your system would they? I mean it doesn't say designed for test benches only or anything. They weigh 4.2lbs before fan I believe. If anyone has owned one or has one if you can give me your advise much appreciated.

I'm not gonna get another air heat sink after this as the only noticeable step from a copper TRUE is water, so I would like to hang on to it for a while.
post #2 of 6
First off, I have not owned one and so I cannot speak from direct personal experience.

However, I have seen a few ones deployed. Furthermore, I have not read about actual documented report of a motherboard being damaged by a TRUE Copper.

I hold that, if you have securely fastened the TRUE Copper to your mobo and the mobo to your 922 (with all the standoffs and screws) tightly, there is little to worry about.

Just pay attention when you need to move the PC around. To this regard, just move it with it lying down (ie with the TRUE Copper standing vertically). For additional peace of mind, use Scythe Ninja Wire (see example pic below). Frankly, I would use one myself.
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First off, I have not owned one and so I cannot speak from direct personal experience.

However, I have seen a few ones deployed. Furthermore, I have not read about actual documented report of a motherboard being damaged by a TRUE Copper.

I hold that, if you have securely fastened the TRUE Copper to your mobo and the mobo to your 922 (with all the standoffs and screws) tightly, there is little to worry about.

Just pay attention when you need to move the PC around. To this regard, just move it with it lying down (ie with the TRUE Copper standing vertically). For additional peace of mind, use Scythe Ninja Wire (see example pic below). Frankly, I would use one myself.
Thanks for the response. I was thinking of some wire but ehh. Mine has to mount facing the top of the case too because thats the way the AMD mount is, unfortunately. But damn do these things cool well. +1
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I had one vertical on a Gigabyte UD7 for 3 months without problems.
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On my normal TRUE I use a bit of zip-tie to hold it up vertically to reduce the strain on my mobo. Very easy to do and stops it from wigglin' around when I move the case.
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I had one vertical on a Gigabyte UD7 for 3 months without problems.
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On my normal TRUE I use a bit of zip-tie to hold it up vertically to reduce the strain on my mobo. Very easy to do and stops it from wigglin' around when I move the case.
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Thanks guys. Think Im gonna let it ride as is for now. Dont seem like it can hurt.
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