Question Case fans cables touching MB heatsink. This ok?

May 21, 2022
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My exhaust fan’s fan header cable touches the MB heatsink. (Z590M Gaming X). Is this okay?

I have no other way to route it.
 

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I don't believe you will experience any issue. I have utilized the heatsinks as a handy way to route and "hide" fan wires for cable management purposes and under normal operation have never had the insulation melt from doing so.
 
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It is not going to do immediate harm. However long term heatsink can melt wire insulation which could cause short. Not recommended. If the cable is too short use extension.
It’s not too short. It just has to touch cause the fan header is nearby. And it just touches the heatsink.
 

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