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    Re: Pushpins - are they really stable?

    That's insane!

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    Re: Pushpins - are they really stable?

    WTF?

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    Re: Pushpins - are they really stable?

    yeah well, i still hate push pins.

    neat party trick though

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    Re: Pushpins - are they really stable?

    Superglue? Mighty impressive if it's not.

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    Re: Pushpins - are they really stable?

    They may be very stable, but they are an absolute pain to fit hence why I bought a bolt through kit.

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    Re: Pushpins - are they really stable?

    That's the kind of testing I want to see


    But yeah, backplates are easily worth the small amount of money ever push pins every time.

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    Re: Pushpins - are they really stable?

    I do not question there stability, however I prefer back plates as it spreads the load better.

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    Re: Pushpins - are they really stable?

    Aye, not matter how "stable" they are, i prefer the increased clamping pressure and stability of bolts and backplate...
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    Re: Pushpins - are they really stable?

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    Aye, not matter how "stable" they are, i prefer the increased clamping pressure and stability of bolts and backplate...
    good self contradiction Taktak

    I never found clamping pressure to be lacking with push pins, often the oppersit, the pins can be a right pain to get in and leave the motherboard distinctly curvy because there is too much pressure.

    Yes I prefer bolt through, I find it easier to fit, the added support of the back plate adds to the strength, thus reducing motherboard bend and spreading the loads over a wider area.

    The danger with pushpins is not getting them in correctly in the first place, incorrectly fitted pushpins is what causes heat sinks to fall off.

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    Re: Pushpins - are they really stable?

    A knackered motherboard to prove something I already knew? Nice.

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    Re: Pushpins - are they really stable?

    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    A knackered motherboard to prove something I already knew? Nice.
    and a Orochi and a case (doubt ether survived the last drop test)
    But that does show how well pushpins hold when the cooler breaks before the pushpins

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    Re: Pushpins - are they really stable?

    I realise the Orochi cooler is uber big and heavy, but i wonder what would happen with a smaller cooler that wasn't connected to the CPU plate just with heat pipes.

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    Re: Pushpins - are they really stable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    I realise the Orochi cooler is uber big and heavy, but i wonder what would happen with a smaller cooler that wasn't connected to the CPU plate just with heat pipes.
    Good call! The bend of the heat pipes absorbs all the shock in the drop tests. A large solid heatsink would put more stress on the pins in that test...

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    Re: Pushpins - are they really stable?

    I prefer to bolt through with a backplate because I can then determine how much down force I exert on the chip and board. Push pins are a pain and that first demonstration is pretty good but I like to have the peace of mind by over engineering the **** out of it.
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    Re: Pushpins - are they really stable?

    I prefer backplate any day over push pins.

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