Question Gammaxx 400 - Worried about fixation pins

Jul 19, 2019
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Hi, guys. This is my very first post on this amazing forum. Glad to be here. I recently bought a DeepCool Gammax 400 Silente 120mm cooler for my I7-8700 (non K). As my socket is the LGA 1151, I'll have to use the plastic pins to set the cooler to my motherboard (Gigabyte B360M Aorus Gaming 3). I'm going to install the cooler in the next few days. Mine is the one with the blue led.

Well, I'm worried about the fixation pins, which are similar to the ones that are used in stock coolerbox. They look fragile, and the Gammaxx 400 is a massive, relatively heavy component. Is there any risk of the cooler falling from It's place because of the plastic pins and the absence of a backplate?

Is there any cases of this cooler sagging, falling or bending/deforming any motherboards?

(Sorry for any flaws on the english. I'm from Brazil. Thank you, guys!)

 

Eximo

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It is designed to take the load is about all I can say to that.

I have one, but I didn't use the stock mounting. Actually adapted it to a Dell that had a semi-permanent backplate, so I got some long M3 screws to put it on.

If you want to use a custom backplate:
https://www.amazon.com/GENNEL-Backplate-Bracket-Holder-Radiators/dp/B01KZGSIKM

And just some long m3 screws you can pick up at a hardware store, or:
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Stainless-Phillips-Machine-Combine/dp/B07P53KH2Z/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=m3+machine+screws+30mm&qid=1563558051&s=gateway&sr=8-15

Not 100% on the length, you don't want them too long or they will go too far out the back of the motherboard, but they have to be long enough to thread into the backplate through the CPU cooler's mount.

Those little plastic post do come out of the frame pretty easily as I recall. (And if you break one when using it normally, I have 4 spares somewhere I can send you)
 
Jul 19, 2019
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It is designed to take the load is about all I can say to that.

I have one, but I didn't use the stock mounting. Actually adapted it to a Dell that had a semi-permanent backplate, so I got some long M3 screws to put it on.

If you want to use a custom backplate:
https://www.amazon.com/GENNEL-Backplate-Bracket-Holder-Radiators/dp/B01KZGSIKM

And just some long m3 screws you can pick up at a hardware store, or:
https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-Stainless-Phillips-Machine-Combine/dp/B07P53KH2Z/ref=sr_1_15?keywords=m3+machine+screws+30mm&qid=1563558051&s=gateway&sr=8-15

Not 100% on the length, you don't want them too long or they will go too far out the back of the motherboard, but they have to be long enough to thread into the backplate through the CPU cooler's mount.

Those little plastic post do come out of the frame pretty easily as I recall. (And if you break one when using it normally, I have 4 spares somewhere I can send you)
Thanks, Eximo! I'll take a look.

Also, I think using anything (like zip ties) to stick the cooler to the top of my PC case, just to "counter attack" the torque due to weight...
 

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