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  1. Hello guys, I build a new custom watercooled Computer and i forgot to change the corsair Backplate of my Cpu-coolingsystem XC7. The sad think,I' m finished and also the watercooling system ist filled with water. How false/bad could be become this fault ? if i dont change it now ? Is the backplate important? And how i can change it without breaking my whole Computer ? Sorry for my English :) Would be nice if someone can help me out here. The Temperatures wasn t that bad so ? Lecrob96
  2. I have a Corsair H70 AIO cooler, which I don't use anymore. My father just bought a new AMD Ryzen 3 1200, and I would like to cool it with it, so I ordered the following AMD retention bracket kit from a Dutch computer store, BUT, there is no backplate with it, so how would I actually mount this without a backplate? Why even sell it without the backplate? http://www.corsair.com/en-us/am4-amd-retention-bracket-kit-for-hydro-series-coolers Or either I send the retention kit back, get my money back and let the H70 dust away, or sell the H70 with the Intel and AMD brackets I have, or try to make a backplate myself (which I will definitely fail at), or is there a other way to get a backplate which I don't know of?
  3. Hi! About a week ago I got myself the new Corsair H80i closed loop water cooling system, and after I first installed it, I have to say I wasn't really that much impressed with it. I was upgrading from a Hyper 212 Evo+ and I barely noticed a couple of degree performance improvement, so I was somewhat disappointed. My idle temps were: 37 35 35 34 (per core) And my load temps were: 72 72 74 68 (IBT 5 pass into Prime 95) Processor details: i7 2600K - 4020 Mhz @ 1.28v - LLC: Medium Radiator setup: 2x 1200rpm cheap fans in push-pull, exhaust Since I kept seeing reviews on the internet with the H80i doing much better, I started looking for the cause of my temperatures, and I seem to have found the issue. The problem seems to be the backplate. There are numerous reports of the backplate being loose, and that seems to be an issue as not enough pressure is put onto the CPU, so the thermal transfer suffers. I noticed this after I applied some thermal grease (Arctic Silver 5), as it did spread, but it seemed there wasn't such good contact (I remember the way my Hyper 212 Evo+ spread the compound). It seems that the LGA1155/1156 double headed screws they supply are too long for some motherboard set ups, and there is need for washers to be placed on the backplate screw holes, behind the motherboard. http://i.imgur.com/HzxIK.png So I installed a set of rubber washers I had from a fan (the backplate would still be a little loose, but FAR from what it is without the washers) and re-mounted the H80i. I redid the tests, the CPU was in the same conditions, the room temperature was the same! Idle: 32 30 30 30 Load: 56 59 62 58 What a difference! And bare in mind, this is with a set of fans which have very poor static pressure and move a small to moderate amount of air (1200 rpm Fractal Silent 120mm fans) in a pretty poorly ventilated case. That's more than 10 degree celsius difference in load, just because of the better contact. The motherboard used is a mITX Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe. So if you're having H80i temperature issues and when you installed it, you noticed that the backplate was very loose after you tightened up the double headed screws, you should give this a shot. NOTE: This might just be an issue with select motherboards, since for some users the screws fit snugly. NOTE: The included metal washers will not fit the screw holes, you need plastic/rubber ones.
  4. Hi guys I am replacing a large air cooler with the H115i, it's going into a Coolermaster Cosmos II case. I have two questions before I start installing it. 1. Backplate I have a backplate already installed from the air cooler on there now, do I need to replace that with the one supplied with the H115i or can I just clip it into what is already installed? My reason for asking is I'd rather not have to take the whole motherboard out from the case unless I have to, there is a lot plugged into it! 2. Cosmos 2 Installation Is there anything I should know before I install it into a Coolermaster Cosmos II case? It's a huge case so I can't imagine there being any issue but I thought I'd ask before attempting it! Thanks in advance! :)
  5. Hello everyone, this is a pretty easy backplate mod you can do for your Corsair keyboard. Original post/idea: http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=140978 i'm just letting people know how easy this can be done. [ame] [/ame]
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