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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-14-2011, 05:44 PM - Thread Starter
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Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 CPU Cooler Installation



 

What is in the box?
1x 120(W)x50(D)x158mm(H) H.D.T.(Heat-pipe Direct Touch) Heat-sink CPU cooler
1x 1500rpm 120mm "Hypro bearing" fan
1x User Manual/Warranty card
1x non-capacitive thermal paste pouch
1x Xigmatek Gaia bolt-threw installation kit

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Installation kit:
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Thermal Paste:
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Installation

1) The center foam pad will need to be removed depending on which socket you are using:

AM2(+)/AM3(+), 775:
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1155/1156, 1366:
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2) Remove any existing CPU back-plate from motherboard and install Xigmatek Gaia Backplate, being sure to line up with the mounting holes on motherboard.
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3) From the front side of motherboard, insert insulating washer then the "knurled" nut. Hand tighten until backplate is firmly in place.

*This step is depicted partially completed for clarity*
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4) Apply Thermal Paste in two thin, symmetrical lines across aluminum portion of heat-sink base.
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5) After cleaning CPU surface, install heat-sink, making sure to line up holes with the bolts mounted on back-plate. secure with T-type nuts:
*Mounting bracket acts as a spring, it will bend slightly*
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6) Gently pull rubber anti-vibration fan mounts through fan mounting holes using pliers
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7) Feed each rubber mount threw the side of the heat-sink, being mindful of RAM module clearance.
*Tall memory modules may or may not interfere with heat-sink fan installation*
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Plug fan into desired power source and enjoy smile.gif
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 06:59 PM
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I bought one of these to replace my CM Hyper 212+

Not only is the fan quieter, it cools my 2500k better than the 212+.
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Can't reply your PM because I reached my limit of 2 PMs/day..

What I meant is I can't remove the T-type nuts showed in Picture 5.. mad.gif
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I have one of these, competent, no frills little 'sink.

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thanks for this. I have a question though. I'm installing it on a MSI Z87-G45 with i5-4670K. There is a cpu backplate on the board, you're saying I should remove that? But isn't it attached to the cpu mount on the front side of the board? It seems that removing it will also remove the cpu mount (socket).

Also, the foam pad, the instructions mention to remove it for 1155, what about 1150? Same? What's the harm in leaving it in place?
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Nono, the small backplate on new Intel sockets should stay on; just remove the foam cutout on the xigmatec backplate. Basically the Intel backplate will go inside the xigmatec one . If you don't remove the foam pad, the xigmatec backplate will be putting all the pressure on the Intel one instead of the motherboard, causing the backplate to stick out too far and possibly warp the board when you tighten it all down.

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BF3 STATS/BF4 STATS
z87
(19 items)
Media Rig
(18 items)
CPU
Core i5 4670k - [email protected]
Motherboard
MSI z87m GAMING
GPU
MSI R9 280 GAMING - 1.15ghz core/1.5ghz mem
RAM
A-DATA 2x4GB DDR3
RAM
PNY 2x4GB DDR3
Hard Drive
Crucial M500 240GB
Hard Drive
Seagate 3TB
Power Supply
Antec TruePower TP-550
Cooling
Xigmatek Gaia + Cougar VortexPWM
Case
Silverstone PS07
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Monitor
Viewsonic XG2401
Keyboard
CM Storm QuickFire Rapid
Mouse
Logitech G402
Mouse
Reflex Lab Pro 32 Heavy
Audio
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO-80
Audio
Yamaha RX-V663
Audio
Micca MB42x Bookshelf Speakers
Audio
SMSL Q5
CPU
AMD Phenom II 720
Motherboard
ASRock 870 Extreme 3
GPU
HIS 5750 (840core/1200mem)
RAM
2*2GB A-Data DDR3 1600
Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003
Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001
Optical Drive
Lite-On Blue Ray WH14NS40
Power Supply
Corsair CX-430
Cooling
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 PRO
Case
NZXT Beta EVO
Operating System
Windows 10 pro 64-bit
Monitor
Vizio M43-c1
Keyboard
Logitech K400
Mouse
Gigabyte M7700
Audio
Sony STR-DN1070
Audio
Definitive Technology BP8 Tower Speakers
Audio
Definitive Technology 2002 Series Center Speaker
Audio
Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 Bookshelf Speakers
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thanks. I figured that. However I installed it with the foam insert in place. my system is running great so far. and nice and quiet. anything for me to be concerned about?
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