NF7-S: capacitors in the way of cpu waterblock mounting bracket

Discussion in 'Abit' started by cgmoore, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. cgmoore

    cgmoore Guest

    The mounting bracket for the Zalman Reserator 1 Plus does not fit the
    NF7-S motherboard. There are capacitors in the way. You can mount the
    waterblock bracket backwards, but in this case the waterblock is not
    completely centered over the CPU die, which I suppose is both
    inefficient, and also risks physical damage to the die or cpu socket.

    Is this going to be a problem with watercooling setups in general with
    this board, or are there alternatives that actually can fit?

    How easy/hard is it to move the caps or replace them with smaller ones?
    All they really need to do is "bend over" slightly, but they are
    mounted to close to the surface of the board to allow that.
    cgmoore, Nov 4, 2005
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  2. cgmoore

    rms Guest

    Is this going to be a problem with watercooling setups in general with
    Dangerden's Maze3 fits fine, as do most of the bolt-on type blocks. You
    have to ask before you buy :)

    rms, Nov 5, 2005
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  3. cgmoore

    cgmoore Guest


    So now I have an extra waterblock... and lo and behold, I have ANOTHER
    loud and obnoxious PC waiting in the wings ;-)

    Guess it's time to put some more wear and tear on the ol plastic.
    cgmoore, Nov 7, 2005
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