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January 28, 2014 8:22:10 AM

Do you really need to worry about its weight stressing the mobo? I noticed a few people mention the weight of it.

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January 28, 2014 8:26:59 AM

No it's fine. There's nothing to worry about.
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January 28, 2014 8:39:41 AM

you should be fine, I heard of people crying a river about it online too just nitpicking every little thing...in real life I have literally NEVER heard of a legit case of a heatsink being too heavy for a mobo and breaking it...just BS
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January 28, 2014 9:35:49 AM

The mounting system is very secure and easy to do, so unless you throw your rig around like a ball (or simply don't mount it properly which is next to impossible with such a good manual) then there's absolutely nothing to worry about. Plenty happy with mine.
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January 28, 2014 10:18:43 AM

One of the Tom's Hardware System Builder's Marathon Builds had issues supposedly caused by the Noctua NH-D14's weight, but this was the exception, not the rule.

The main worry about the extra weight on the motherboard is to be careful when transporting your CPU - and the same rule can apply to video cards. They can be quite heavy as well.

If the weight was a truly serious problem, there wouldn't be a market for the product.
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January 28, 2014 11:42:30 AM

I own the Noctua and the Phanteks NH-TC14PE and the boards handle them with no issues.
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