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hey guys,

had a concern,

just put in the thermaltake tower - -- a heatsink that mounts from the back of the mobo with 4 long screws,

i am sure some of you out there have similiar mounting,

questions is,

how tight are you supposed to tighten it? all the way you can, or just tight enough?
 

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The instructions should tell you how much to tighten it. I know with most water block mounting, the retention springs should be tightened to about 60% of expanded capacity.
 

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........oh the tower.....the silent tower......the worst nightmare of a peece of poop ever. Man, i got that thing and it fried my mobo. I dont know how, or why, but it did it. It shorted something, and my northbridge got so hot within 10 seconds of startup that i got third degree burns on my tounge cuz i was usin it to check temperatures. Anyways, it sux, get a Zalman 7000. Less chance of your board snapping in half.

( the previous opinion was biased to the max and does not represent the true nature of the cooler, other than its crapola )
 

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Originally Posted by Marvelous1

i got third degree burns on my tounge cuz i was usin it to check temperatures.

Am I the only one that sees something wrong with this statement?!?!? :***:
 

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Originally Posted by Marvelous1

........oh the tower.....the silent tower......the worst nightmare of a peece of poop ever. Man, i got that thing and it fried my mobo. I dont know how, or why, but it did it. It shorted something, and my northbridge got so hot within 10 seconds of startup that i got third degree burns on my tounge cuz i was usin it to check temperatures. Anyways, it sux, get a Zalman 7000. Less chance of your board snapping in half.

( the previous opinion was biased to the max and does not represent the true nature of the cooler, other than its crapola )

it isn't the silent tower, it is the tower 112, and it actually is working great now that i have both and intake and exhaust on it

i got 30c idle temp, 29 even sometimes

so i would say it isn't a piece of poop

however, i am sure that the silent tower may be different,

and why the heck are you using your tongue to check temps!
 

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Originally Posted by Marvelous1

........oh the tower.....the silent tower......the worst nightmare of a peece of poop ever. Man, i got that thing and it fried my mobo. I dont know how, or why, but it did it. It shorted something, and my northbridge got so hot within 10 seconds of startup that i got third degree burns on my tounge cuz i was usin it to check temperatures. Anyways, it sux, get a Zalman 7000. Less chance of your board snapping in half.

( the previous opinion was biased to the max and does not represent the true nature of the cooler, other than its crapola )

Not good to badmouth a product that you may have installed wrong! I know of 5 Silent Towers running low temps in my neighbor hood, with no such problems.

It just could have been a case of user error, you think? This is not a rub, did you install the rubber gasket on the back of the mother board before bolting on the metal backing plate?

I'm sorry you got burnt, and lost a mother board. I must disagree with your statements. The Thermaltake 112 and 102 towers are great coolers!
 

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Originally Posted by NoAffinity

Am I the only one that sees something wrong with this statement?!?!? :***:


Hahaha, ROFL! The tongue method....lol, good one.
 
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