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May 21, 2008 5:30:48 PM

Hi,

Does anyone know where I can get a set of legs (the plastic push through thingies that attach the heatsink to the case) ?

I messed up installing my Xigmatec --- don't ask :whistle: 

Thanks,
Craig.

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May 21, 2008 6:09:32 PM

Thanks, that looks very interesting. Do you know for certain if it will fit the XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 rifle cooler ?

Craig.
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May 21, 2008 6:22:00 PM

Never mind, I ordered one anyway - I'll make it work :) 
May 21, 2008 9:34:05 PM

It should fit.
All socket 775 have the same configuration for screwholes.
If you check thermalright's installation instructions you'll see they mounted the stock cooler with it so this should mount the same way.
http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1293484
May 21, 2008 10:32:32 PM

Partly why I go with a cooler with a backplate. Those push-pins are annoying and they look fragile. Not good for big coolers like some of the Xigmatek.
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May 21, 2008 10:58:06 PM

^Agreed. I remember some one mentioned of a kit (backplate + screw set) for the XIGMATEK HSFs any one else heard about it?
May 21, 2008 11:31:30 PM

The worst thing about push pins is, that if mounted once the mb is inside the case, it is difficult to see whether they are properly seated or not. Sometimes the contact is bad, sometimes it is too strong and the PCB bulges.
May 22, 2008 4:11:47 PM

Slobogob said:
The worst thing about push pins is, that if mounted once the mb is inside the case, it is difficult to see whether they are properly seated or not. Sometimes the contact is bad, sometimes it is too strong and the PCB bulges.


You got that right. My mobo had a bad bulge by the time I got the Xigmatek installed. Had boot issues, so I took it off.

When I get the backplate & screws I'll be able to torque it down just right. The mobo will have to come out for the installation.

Craig.
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