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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 03:11 PM - Thread Starter
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Asus Strix X570-E Gaming HELP

Hello everyone,

I made a very stupid mistake which in short resulted of me destroying the support plate of the cooler...
Yes I know, now I have a $326 motherboard which I cannot use and the whole rig is in standby until I can get the spare part or the blueprint for 3D printing.
My request to you is if you know where I can get a spare part for this motherboard or if there is somewhere online where I can find the blueprint so I can have it printed.

If you want to know the story of this stupid mistake is the following: I got home from work wanted to do the upgrade on my PC. I disassemble my old rig and started building the new one. When I got to the motherboard I thought I had to remove the cooler support parts because I had to do that for my old rig in order to put the water cooler, instead of reading the manual (first mistake). I was able to remove three of the four screws, I tried the rubberband trick and it didn´t work. So I got a drill (second mistake). I tried drilling the screw head off but with the heat the plastic melted (third mistake). After drilling for some time I got some tongs and started doing some force to finally being able to get it off (fourth mistake). The saddest part is that I have experience building PCs haha.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 03:24 PM
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If you bought a $326 motherboard I would assume you also have an aftermarket cooler, which probably doesn't need the stock AM4 backplate as they tend to use their own backplate.

Knockoffs of AM4:

Semi Legitimate AM4 backplate (from aftermarket cooling company)

There's also ones on ebay made of plastic but the ones made of metal are $20-30 so in those sorts of instances you're better off with another cooler.

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