DAMN when I saw this baby on my friend's rig, ITS FRIGGIN HUGE!!
However it seems that out of the other famous coolers, this is by far the best.
However, it has a bad con.
The fact that its huge and slightly heavy, puts a great deal of stress on Vertical Stand Mobos. Lugging this thing to LAN parties = risk of damaging your mobo by carrying this vertically rather than on its side.
For those with this cooler, I was wondering, especially on vertical towers like the Thermaltake Armor (which is what I have), how do you lessen the stress on the mobo from this thing? I fear that onc eI install this rig, that there might be a crap load of stress on the mobo. What did you guys do? Or did you just leave it as is?
Is it possible to put something that can support it?... Any advice?
Unlike the regular LGA775 stock heat sink, which relies on a push pin setup to attach the heat sink to the motherboard, good quality aftermarket heat sinks such as the Tuniq Tower, Scythe Infinity and Thermaltake Typhoon VX rely on whats called a backer plate to evenly distribute the weight of the four supports along the length and width of the motherboard, reducing stress and tendencies to warp or buckle. This doesn't mean though that your motherboard is impervious to these stresses. As you pointed out constant movement (ie, shaking, or LAN parties) can exacerbate the normal stresses applied by the heat sink or even add new stresses there by causing a structural failure.
In short, yeah, just be careful moving you PC, and if you do plan to do a lot of LAN partying, you'd be better off looking at smaller non tower style coolers.
but i feel it a bit noisy unless u can slow the fan down by fan controls~
Its literally inaudible at the lowest setting. And thats only about 5Cs at best from the highest setting.
Just transport it sideways are you said, and dont bump it much.
You can attach a zip tie from the pipes to the ceiling of your case if youre that paranoid, but trust me, the PCB is hard to enough to hold. Try to break any with your bare hands and tell me how it goes :wink:
Is it possible to use something, to tie somewhere? and if so, where could I attach to the tuniq to be able to support it? Can i wrap something on that huge metal box area and attach it somewhere? or better yet, is it possible to buy something (not sure what material yet) and put like some sort of a support beam?
<---- (attached that way) The mobo is on left
| Tuniq |
| | <--- support stand holding the tuniq
Would this work? The Case is a thermaltake Armor series full tower and my mobo is a nforce 680
What material should I use, and would the contact between the metal box part of the tuniq and the stand cause problems?
Its actually not as tall and the "Tower style" coolers (part of its performance secret) but wide, very wide.
So far I've only used it horizontally as it wouldnt fit in my old case, but I hold it vertically and it doesnt feel like its gonna break anything. Its heavy, but not heavy enough.
My idea was a zip tie from the heatpipes (not the fins as its too wide) and attach it somehow (the part you need to find out) to the ceiling, maybe drlling a couple of tiny holes. However my advice goes more to transport it carefully and leave it as it is, the guys at Tuniq had tought about the weight problem before you did :wink:
yeah.. maybe thats what i will do. I guess it's some kind of 'protective mental barrier'.. the pc is everyone's precious and having a one kilo weight on the mb makes all owner uncomfortable even if it's perfectly safe.
What are you gonna do as a support? Are you going to make a stand like some kind of support beam? (@ Penguin)
BTW - Will it be safe if I make a support-like beam (stand)? although im not sure what material I will use, would contact on that silver looking box metal area be ok? ^^; I'm thinking it should be though
Yes, but only for benchmarking. For daily use the temps and voltage would be too uncomfortable, without mentioning stability.
Something in the ~3.5Ghz area would be more feasible for 24/7 operation at 1.45v