I7 cpu heatsink/fan for already assembled system?

jeroly

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I would like to upgrade my stock cpu heatsink/fan but do not feel comfortable removing the MB to put in a backplate. Can anybody recommend to me an upgrade that does not require this? thanks in advance, jerry
 

cah027

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What case do you have? Does your MB tray have a cut out behind the socket? I upgraded my HS all I had to do it remove half of the screws and loosen the rest and the HS bracket slid inbetween the tray and the MB. it was easy!