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Should I take off stock backplate?

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January 5, 2013 9:31:46 AM

Bought a Zalman CNPS9900 Max CPU cooler for my system. It came with a new backplate for my motherboard. Should I take off the mobo's stock backplate and put this new one on?

MOBO - ASRock Z77 Pro 3 (1155 socket)
CPU - i5-3570k
Case - Cooler Master Centurion 5 II

Any ideas or inputs is much appreciated. I love learning this stuff from you all that already know much much more.

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January 5, 2013 10:14:07 AM

To be safe, yes, assuming your still in the beginning stages of your build. There's not always necesarry, but are there for a reason.
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January 5, 2013 10:19:51 AM

Provided you haven't put any cooling on the board other than stock, there shouldn't be a backplate.
If there is somehow, then it would be best to replace it with what came with your Zalman cooler.
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January 5, 2013 10:27:42 AM

Okay thank you very much I will get right to installing it. At least its an easy change.
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