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Mounting a NH-D14 with no mounting kit
« on: August 30, 2017, 02:34:50 PM »
Hi!

I bought a cheap NH-D14 on eBay and it came only with the Intel mounting kit (I knew that before buying it). But I need to mount it on a AM3+ socket (motherboard is an Asus 970 Pro Gaming Aura).

I looked for a AM3+ mounting kit on eBay, no luck. So I'm thinking of a zip-ties ghetto mounting solution, but since this cooler is pretty big, I'm not sure if that's a good idea...

Any other ideas?

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Re: Mounting a NH-D14 with no mounting kit
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 01:08:55 PM »
I found a way. I used the bracket from my old Scythe Katana 2. Here are a few photos: https://goo.gl/photos/v2RccuThqQUcJynHA

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Re: Mounting a NH-D14 with no mounting kit
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 03:57:37 PM »
congrats on getting that fitted - you've done well.
but *censored*, that is one ugly, huge mother!  ;D


what's its weight?
if the case is used vertically, that's gotta put some strain on the mobo.

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Re: Mounting a NH-D14 with no mounting kit
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 08:30:02 PM »
Yes, it's a standard vertical case. The radiator weights 1070g with the fan. The official mounting kit uses the stock plastic AM3 bracket from the motherboard, like I did with the Katana 2 mounting kit. So everything should be fine... I hope  ;)

The Noctua radiator is not screwed to the mounting bracket of the Katana 2, but the pressure keeps it in place.

I bought this beast to cool my Phenom II x6 1055T. I'm trying to overclock it to 4 GHz  8)  so the heat output will be pretty high.