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Old February 14, 2012, 05:40 AM
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Default Hyper 212 cooler leans and board bends.

Im building my computer finally!! But from what I can tell, my cooler master hyper 212 evo leans slightly to one side.
It's an Asus p8z68-v pro gen 3 board, and an i7 2600k.
I also notice the board arches one or two mm when the retention bracket tightened.
I've triple checked everything is seated properly, as I dry fit everything.
Does anyone else have any of these issues?
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Old February 14, 2012, 05:49 AM
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its perfectly normal
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Old February 14, 2012, 07:52 AM
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Yea I got the H212EVO also and it does the same thing. Shifted to one side of the CPU slightly as for the bow in the board that happens to most aftermarket coolers. If you're getting good temps which I hope you are there's no need to worry.
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Old February 14, 2012, 08:01 AM
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I didn't like the stress on my board with the 212+ so I put a H70 instead on it. I like it better. YMMV.
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I didn't like the stress on my board with the 212+ so I put a H70 instead on it. I like it better. YMMV.
Boards are designed to flex and warp like that. If your ever board take a motherboard and try bending it in half and see how much it takes. Most boards are 8 to 16 layers of pcb thick.
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Old February 14, 2012, 08:10 AM
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Had this happen with my old ROG commando board, but my UD7 is super thick and that extra copper really adds to the board stiffness.
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Old February 14, 2012, 08:45 AM
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Both units worked as advertized in cooling the chip. From my perspective, the H70 was less bulky, easier to install, and a more elegant solution. Keeps the motherboard less cluttered. I have it in a HAF X case so it isn't like I had to have the room or space. It does cost more than the 212+ ($80 vs $30).
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In similar situations I've used some small Plastic Tie Straps to help take some of the load
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Old February 14, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Good to hear its not abnormal.
I'm in the process of loading Windows 7 home right now, so I should have a functioning rig in a few hours.

While sitting in Uefi Bios, the CPU temp stayed at 23/24* for quite some time.
I'm sure that means squat. Some gaming tonight will tell me for sure!!
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