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Is it a problem if my mobo/psu 4 pin cpu cable touches cpu heatsink?

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November 6, 2011 1:23:47 PM

see photo

unfortunately the 4pin cpu connector was not long enough to feed behind the mobo and as such is laid across the front of the mobo and the cpu heatsink, will this be a problem?




thanks
chaz

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November 6, 2011 1:29:30 PM

Should not be a problem!
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November 6, 2011 1:40:45 PM

thank you !
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November 6, 2011 1:40:51 PM

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November 6, 2011 2:24:28 PM

Is this a real question? LOL
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November 6, 2011 2:27:37 PM

I'd still get an extension cable if only for aesthetic reasons.
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November 6, 2011 3:18:52 PM

geekapproved said:
Is this a real question? LOL


well yes, its my 1st system build and wanted to make sure the 4pin cpu cable laid across the side of the cpu cooler wouldnt have a adverse or even disastrous effect on the cpu cooling, forgive my noobishness ;-)

rolli59 being expert status here so I respected his answer and fired the beast up

I'll certainly look into an extension cable so I can route it behind the mobo in my HAF-X, I didnt even know there was such a thing - will the extension be OK with my CPU OC @ 4.4, the extension wont melt or something daft will it? (yes I know maybe im the daft one, just very cautious before I fry something)

extension cable like so?





thanks again guys




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November 6, 2011 3:20:41 PM

Extension cable should work fine and not melt!
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November 6, 2011 3:24:36 PM

thanks for the answer, advice and swift replies, youve all helped!

chaz
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November 6, 2011 3:36:34 PM

There's a cutout on the pcb of every video card I've ever seen.
Close to the pci bracket, on what would be the motherboard side of the card when installed.
It's this slot that allows the cpu power cable to be run behind the card and next to the motherboard instead of over the heatsink and video card.
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November 6, 2011 3:51:12 PM

delluser1 said:
There's a cutout on the pcb of every video card I've ever seen.
Close to the pci bracket, on what would be the motherboard side of the card when installed.
It's this slot that allows the cpu power cable to be run behind the card and next to the motherboard instead of over the heatsink and video card.


ok Ill have a look - it's an OCZ power supply with lovely braiding but its fairly chunky and I couldnt see any other shortcuts, my previous one ran to the top of the mobo and down the back of the mobo, i think my case made that run a few inches too much for this power supply's cpu cable, but will have a look and report back - thanks


chaz


edit: have had a look but not sure if this is it, see the photos - ived added arrows for the bit i think you're referring to:




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cheers again
chaz
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November 6, 2011 5:49:41 PM

Yep ;) 
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November 6, 2011 7:24:57 PM

ta again !

ill try that routing method and if its too much trouble (could be a tight squeeze) ill get the extension

another win for Tom's!

chaz
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