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Poll Results: Which Antec cooler do you own?

 
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    Antec Kühler H2O 620
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    Antec Kühler H2O 920
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post #3191 of 6063
Can anyone tell me what excatly i would need in parts etc, if i wanted to change how the 920 cooler mounts ?

i seen some users here change out the backplate , use screws and nuts to tighten it down etc, i may be looking to change out the paste on the cooler and if i do that , i like to make the same changes that others have done here to mount it down better , tighter and easier ,

if someone who done it can give me details on what parts i would need , which backplate to use - what size screws or bolts - wignuts etc, what ever is needed , and how its done so when i decide to do it i will have everything i need

last time i changed the backplate it was a pain to remove that sticky tape glue that comes with it ,, would it be ok to use the same backplate , just remove those little things which the screws hook it up and replace that with longer screws with a nut on top to clamp it down ?

would make it easier to do if i didnt have to remove that backplate again ,

also how do the screws , nuts etc, lock in place once tighten down ? and how do you have the screws stay still while or snug in place as you screw the unit down once installed ?

for example in the backplate , those stay put , but if i change them and use screws how would they stay put when i put the case on its back to mount the cooler flat down to tighten it in the end ?

what would keep those screws in the backplate from moving as i screw the cooler down ?

thanks - i think i try this first before thinking of delid , safer and easier
post #3192 of 6063
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Originally Posted by Maximization View Post

i did not need the antec backplate, the antec fastening screws worked fine in the rampage iv x socket. I heard the anteck backplate is fine but just don't use the adheasive strips.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/hebaso11.html
genercis are around


about the stock antec back plate , you suggest not to use the sticky tape , but if you dont use that tape , it would touch the back of the board where they are some transistors or something there ,

would that be ok if it touched them , most likely some pressure when you screw it down , i have used the stick tape because it seemed its there for that purpose to fill the gap and not make the back plate touch those items , but i may be wrong ,

so would it be safe to not use the sticky tape again if i change out the plate at some time in the future ?
post #3193 of 6063
during pre build research i viewed this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VumUI0Fqiuc


in comments statements were made when you need to replace the back plate it makes it very difficult to remove. It did not apply to me anyway in the end. I did not need the back plate.
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post #3194 of 6063
They are extremely difficult to remove, so difficult that the adhesive strips are still on my old mobo. Felt like I almost broke my mobo in half and also the backplate haha. And I did heat it up with a hair dryer before removing.
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post #3195 of 6063
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They are extremely difficult to remove, so difficult that the adhesive strips are still on my old mobo. Felt like I almost broke my mobo in half and also the backplate haha. And I did heat it up with a hair dryer before removing.


i managed to get them off the first time , i used that goof off stuff - kept applying it with a Q tip - let it sit a moment and try to wiggle it off , keep going that for a while before i finally got it off ,

i dont want to go thru that again if i can help it , but if i have to , i would not want to put it back , i wish i never did knowing from the first time how hard it was to remove , i didnt think i would want to remove it anytime soon so i put it again ,


but if i do end up removing it and dont want to put it back , would it work just as good if you dont put the sticky tape back ? or do you need to put something there to fill the gap


i know some users here put screws and wingnut etc, do you know if you need to use a spring in between so you can feel the pressure as you tighten it down ?

like when you mount some water blocks , on my old black it was so simple - long screw with sgrings and screw on top you can turn and feel the pressure getting harder with the spring tension etc,

trying to figure out a way to remount it better when i change out the paste ,
post #3196 of 6063
my understanding was the sticky tape is just to hold the bracket in position for mounting. They serve no other purpose. If you have a friend to help you they can hold the plate while you mount.
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post #3197 of 6063
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my understanding was the sticky tape is just to hold the bracket in position for mounting. They serve no other purpose. If you have a friend to help you they can hold the plate while you mount.


i have to see if i can leave it there and just put screws instead and mount it harder down , might improve cooling , i hope anyway ,

i have to figure out what size screw , how long i need it etc, before i start anything , i want to get all the parts in order
post #3198 of 6063
I decided to move my 620 to a front mount position, we'll see how it does.
I had to move my SSDs to the back side of the mobo tray to make room.
Edited by grunion - 1/31/13 at 2:49pm
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post #3199 of 6063
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Grunion:

A lot of people have reported good results with it in the front. Just due to air flow.
The antec benefits from natural air flow hitting it.
post #3200 of 6063
I'm going to be upgrading to an i7-3770K soon and I was wondering if I needed to remove then re-apply the thermal paste on the Kuhler 620 or not? I remember when I first installed it onto my i5-2500 there was already some on the contact plate, is it designed to be used with more than 1 CPU? If it is great, if it's not can someone tell me how to remove it?
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