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    P5q Deluxe and Ultima 90 mass concerns..

    I have an Ultima 90 cooler that i want to use instead of my stock HSF, but i am wondering if it would be worth getting a Xigmatek Crossbow bracket from Scan to try and aid the longevity of my mobo??

    The Ultima 90 certainly isnt the heaviest cooler out there, but i'm all for something that could prevent damage at a later stage.

    Any advice on whether to bother with the Crossbow or not would be much appreciated!

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    Re: P5q Deluxe and Ultima 90 mass concerns..

    you'd be suprised at how much stick mobo's can take TBH.

    but... if it was me... i wouldn't trust push pins if it was going to be @ 90 degrees to the board...

    so personally i would get the crossbow mounting kit as it would give me peace-of-mind in that the cooler isn't going to fall off (but thankfully my mobo came with a backplate so it doesn't really affect me )
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    Re: P5q Deluxe and Ultima 90 mass concerns..

    Either get the Crossbow or the Bolt-Thru Kit from Thermalright.

    Even with the relatively feather weight Arctic Freezer 7 Pro I have on my system I wouldn't trust push pins any more.
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    Re: P5q Deluxe and Ultima 90 mass concerns..

    You'll need the Thermalright bracket kit, the crossbow kit is different and won't work with the ultima unless you mod it.
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    Re: P5q Deluxe and Ultima 90 mass concerns..

    Ahhh, thanks for that tip mate, very much appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    You'll need the Thermalright bracket kit, the crossbow kit is different and won't work with the ultima unless you mod it.

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    Re: P5q Deluxe and Ultima 90 mass concerns..

    The Ultima 90 comes with a backplate and bolt through kit as standard no need to by one seperately

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    Re: P5q Deluxe and Ultima 90 mass concerns..

    Exactly. And it works very well.

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    Re: P5q Deluxe and Ultima 90 mass concerns..

    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    The Ultima 90 comes with a backplate and bolt through kit as standard no need to by one seperately
    That was going to be my next question! The instructions in the Ultima 90 box are a little lacking!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Exactly. And it works very well.
    Good to hear, thanks for the confirmation guys!

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    Re: P5q Deluxe and Ultima 90 mass concerns..

    Made perfect sense to me maybe I have just done it a few more times than you

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