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So I've been planning to upgrade to watercooling, so I've been doing some browsing.

I was on the forum earlier this morning and I believe someone said that it's confusing to mount the bracket on an AM3 mobo, and that the bracket might be flimsy...?

Can anyone tell me their experiences with watercooling on an AMD system?
post #2 of 17
Confusing, or was the guy just an idiot? Seriously. mount backplate, apply thermal paste, screw waterblock into bracket, on top of the CPU.

How hard can it be? And does it really change between motherboard sockets?

I think the guy was talking crap.
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Originally Posted by linkin93;13100202 
Confusing, or was the guy just an idiot? Seriously. mount backplate, apply thermal paste, screw waterblock into bracket, on top of the CPU.

How hard can it be? And does it really change between motherboard sockets?

I think the guy was talking crap.

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Were you talking to an Intel fanboy by chance? The procedure is the exact same. No problems watercooling on an AM3 platform for me.
    
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My am3 had no issues what so ever... All tho im sure that there are some waterblocks that can be harder to mount than others...
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I wasn't really talking to anyone, simply browsed around and saw that. OK, so one person said this about the Rasa Kit

"keep in mind it looks kinda weird on AM3 systems...and kinda a pain to figure out..."

Then someone else said "...AMD plates do look halfazzed on most waterblocks."

So they don't know what they're talking about?
post #7 of 17
look at their rigs if they are intel based, fanboys

all you have to do is change the mounting plate on the rasa kit, less than a minute to do, and follow the same instructions as the intel ones
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???
the guy be trollin. i found installing mine as easy as any intel socket. the only thing that got me pissed is that my case's CPU hole is cut specifically for intel CPUs. HELLO COOLER MASTER, THERE IS MORE THE 1 KIND OF CPU MAKER OUT THERE!

GAWD intel favoritism is SO ANNOYING!
even in google chrome spell checker it gives me an option for 'Intel' instead of 'intel'. when i type 'amd' do i get 'AMD' as an option? NO!
THIS CRAP PISSES ME OFF!!!!!!!

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i'll stop ranting now.
    
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it works well for me though
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Lol much?? Wow how hard could it be....omg AMD and intel are build to be water cooled, air cooled, liquid cooled of any type..
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