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Old 08-31-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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Default Heatsink Causing PC Case to Bulge - Problem?

Hey guys, I just set up a new rig in the last few days. It's an i7 920 combined with a MSI X58M. I also bought a Noctua NH-U12P for overclocking purposes. However, I am using a MicroATX case and it is a bit small for the heatsink. The fan is causing the case to bulge a little bit in the middle, and it takes some effort to screw the side panel in.

Will this damage the motherboard eventually? I really don't care about the case.

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Old 08-31-2009, 11:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: Heatsink Causing PC Case to Bulge - Problem?

Extra pressure on the motherboard couldn't be good for it, but I would be more concerned about cooling with such a tight fit.
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