Unable to get to screws in motherboard with P6T Deluxe/V8 Cooler/HAF

pjw

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Hi Again,

I am in the process of building a machine from Option 1 in this article.

The key components are:

- CM 932 HAF Case
- CM V8 Cooler
- ASUS P6T Deluxed Motherboard

The problem I have is that the V8 mounts with screws that go through the board, and requires a bracket to be attached to the other side of the board.

But, the case does not allow access to two of the screws when the motherboard is mounted. I am also concerned that if I do the obvious, and try to attach the bracket by removing the motherboard, then it will no longer fit back without putting undue pressure on the back of the motherboard (if it fits at all).

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

xthekidx

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Yeah remove the mobo from the case. Its always best to install the cpu, cooler, and ram before you put it in your case, even if your case has a removable motherboard tray. You should be able to fit it back in without much problem.
 
I always install the cpu first.

I always install the memory memory second because a large cpu heatsink might make it difficult to insert memory in the memory slot closest to the cpu.

I always install the cpu heatsink third.

Once the cpu, memory, and cpu heatsink are installed I install the motherboard inside the case.

That's pretty much the best way to build.
 

pjw

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Thanks.

It all seems to be fitting together, and the only complaint I have is the ASUS Radeon HD4870 Graphics Card...it's the noisiest part of the whole machine.

Do you know if the fans on these can be replaced with something quieter?

 

xthekidx

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Yes they have aftermarket heatsink/fans you can get for GPU's, but compatability can be tricky...here some I found that works on the 4870. They can be just as expensive as CPU coolers though :(
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185081
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118037
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106112
and
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118001

I'm not sure if you can just replace the fans or not...
 

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I had the same issue with my haf case. I built everything using the stock hs/fan then I bought a true. I was able to install it without completely removing the MB by removing half of the MB screws and loosening the rest. That gave me just enough clearance between the MB and the MB tray to squeeze the bracket in there.

I love the HAF but I wish the two blue LEDs weren't so bright.

I was wondering. Does both of your blue leds power/harddrive lights stay on ? I have tried reversing the connection to the mb header for these but then they don't come on at all...?
 

therealfly77

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I was wondering. Does both of your blue leds power/harddrive lights stay on ? I have tried reversing the connection to the mb header for these but then they don't come on at all...?

Lol!!! YES, my HD light stays on all the time. But it's not because i have it hooked up wrong, it's because of Vista. I swear that OS beats the crap out of my HD more than any other OS i've used. Takes 15 mintues of idle time before Vista is done accessing my HD.