Concern over heatsink weight on X79 motherboard.

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I have a P9X79 Deluxe mobo and am concerned over the weight of a NH-D14 or Phanteks PH-TC14PE. Considering that most X79 boards do not use a reinforcing back plate, is there a possibility of damage to the ILM over a extended period of time due to the weight of very large dual tower heat sinks?
 

Copper0

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As long as everything is screwed down properly (heat sink to motherboard and motherboard to standoffs) it will be fine. I suppose it could get damaged if there was a lot of motion, say you dropped it or something.
 

King Icewind

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I know of some people that would tie floss to the cooler and the top of the case to provide extra support.
 

magoo

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The way the S2011 mounts the HS to the board, I don't think you have anything to worry about.

The fact that the HS actually screws into the mount is pretty stable, compared to the usual hole placed in the MB.

I have a Rampage IV Formula and if I'm not mistaken, the back of the mount is solid metal, meaning you don't need a backplate.:D
 

cyclone3d

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I have an NH-D14 on my ASROCK board. It has been there since the first day I set this system up. You have nothing to worry about unless you are going to be driving your computer around on bumpy roads all the time.
 

mnitetrain

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Deep Cool Assasin ia another monster dual tower cooler. With good mounting hardware should not be a problem for stationary rigs. I too would be leery traving to LAN Parties though.
 

cennis

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the cpu retention bracket seems to be much stronger than traditional backplate mounting methods, dont worry.
 
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