Cpu Cooler On Vertical Motherboard

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by MichiganPC, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. MichiganPC

    MichiganPC Geek Trainee

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    I build a computer every 7 to 10 years so I'm always behind on things.
    On my current build a friend recommend a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler.
    When used on a vertical mother board (mid tower) Are there any issues with the weight of these type of CPU coolers with the fan and sink that stand off the CPU on heat pipes. Nothing to worry about stressing the mother board?
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2014
  2. Wicked Mystic

    Wicked Mystic Big Geek

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    Usually heavy coolers have backplate that takes stress off from motherboard.
  3. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    Correct. I have this particular cooler myself and can confirm there is a backplate. The only downside to a cooler with a backplate comes if you don't have a cut out behind the motherboard if that's installed.

    You have to look at the package for a cooler, but it should indicate wether or not there's a backplate.

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