Is coolermaster v10 going to snap motherboard

hey, i want to get a coolermaster v10 to cool i7 920 (want to hit that 4ghz stably).

i have seen a few people on the internet being a bit sceptical about hanging 1.2kgs off a mobo.

my question therefore is, does anybody have any experience of a v10 snapping motherboard. i cant imagine cm would sell it if it wasnt safe :??:

thankyou in advance :)
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  1. Mobos are much more resistant to stress damage than one would think. As long you have the proper support for the mobo with standoffs, don't worry about damaging the mobo.

    As for spending that kind of money for a HSF, there's other better choices for a lot less money that will get you 4gz. I'd start here myself:

    A THG article, some will support both 1156 and 1366:,2535.html
  2. The Coolermaster V10 is not that great a performer and the configuration is odd. There is a horizontal fan right over the memory slots so that you cannot install memory modules that have those tall heatspreaders that sort of look like a comb. If you want to stick with Coolermaster, then the Hyper 212+ is your best bang for the buck.

    Here is a link to a recent Tom's Hardware article with useful information about 10 popular cpu heatsinks:,2535.html

    I know the article states Intel LGA 1156 heatsinks but just about all of them are also compatible with Intel LGA 1366 cpu's

    Here is a link to a very good web site with more useful information about cpu heatsinks that will help you make an informed decision:

    You can use the Google embedded search feature at the web site to find more information about heatsinks for specific cpu sockets.
  3. ive had a friend that actually bought the v10 and have used it for a while now. dunno how long it was hanging on the mobo but when he took it off to upgrade the CPU the mobo was slightly warped.

    i myself have a water cooled my computer but if i had a choice of choosing the v10 for less money and water cooled for a little bit more id go water cooled.

    and tips on water cooling. just buy the radiator, pump, and res...the fittings, thread seal and tubing you can get at a local hardware store for pennies on the dollar. ahh and just use anti freeze...dont bother buying the expencive fluids its all the same
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