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Go ahead and add me.

Quick question: With the AMD bolt-thru, the only way I found I could mount it in a front-back orientation was with the X bracket in the "closed" position (where it looks like a tall, skinny X, rather than a seemingly more secure fat X). Is that correct or am I missing something? It seems it wouldn't fit in the "open" position.
Mine is mounted the same as yours. I opened the bracket after sliding it between the two radiator towers to align with the m/b and backplate holes. Maybe you didn't feel like you opened back up to the "fat X" when you actually did? How are your temps? Any errors in installation (TIM, mounting, etc.) will be obvious if they are high.
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Originally Posted by capitaltpt View Post
Go ahead and add me.

Quick question: With the AMD bolt-thru, the only way I found I could mount it in a front-back orientation was with the X bracket in the "closed" position (where it looks like a tall, skinny X, rather than a seemingly more secure fat X). Is that correct or am I missing something? It seems it wouldn't fit in the "open" position.
Yeah...that fooled me at first as well. As long as it's screwed in solid you're good.
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Mine is mounted the same as yours. I opened the bracket after sliding it between the two radiator towers to align with the m/b and backplate holes. Maybe you didn't feel like you opened back up to the "fat X" when you actually did? How are your temps? Any errors in installation (TIM, mounting, etc.) will be obvious if they are high.
Temps are fine and it has never gone over 49 at full load. I'm curious how you aligned it with the X open though. The backplate rectangle on my board goes north to south. Since the gap in the towers also goes north to south, the "opened" position would lined up east-west.
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although I just skimmed through a view pages, there aren't near enough actual temps and comparisons here

for me. I'm thinking the SA is quieter and a bit cooler than a NH-D14/C-14

but a more expensive XPSC rasa RX240 is more fun, and cooler too, noise is probably similar, at least with more expensive fans
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Temps are fine and it has never gone over 49 at full load. I'm curious how you aligned it with the X open though. The backplate rectangle on my board goes north to south. Since the gap in the towers also goes north to south, the "opened" position would lined up east-west.
I realized I didn't mention the bracket is not completely open, but that I had to open it back up from closed to align with the backplate holes on m/b. Are you worried it's not tight enough? I've had no issues with mine in that regard.
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although I just skimmed through a view pages, there aren't near enough actual temps and comparisons here

for me. I'm thinking the SA is quieter and a bit cooler than a NH-D14/C-14

but a more expensive XPSC rasa RX240 is more fun, and cooler too, noise is probably similar, at least with more expensive fans
Water is more fun indeed but not everyone wants to spend the $$$ on it. As far as noise comparisons go I feel like it's a matter of opinion. For me high end air is quieter. But that's just me...
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I go away for a few weeks as I start my new job and STILL no Official up in here!?!?!?!?!?!

Welcome to the new members!
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I've been meaning to join for some time now. Had the Arrow for several months. Cheers.
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Hey guys, this has probably been asked a million times so far in this thread but as of now, what RAM DIMMs can fit comfortably beneath the fan in a push-pull config?

Also, how does pull-pull compare to push-pull?
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