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    Scythe Ninja - heatpipes touching capacitors

    hello chaps,

    bought a scythe ninja which is supposedly compatible with my NSI NF4 Platinum SLI motherboard

    however the heatpipes on one side firmly touch the capacitors... is this acceptable / safe?

    The caps are bent back a touch and are not touching anything else...






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    Personally, I wouldnt want it like that. Is it the same even if you turn it 90 and 180 degrees?
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    can't pivot 90 degrees as the mounting system for 939 only works two ways

    turning 180 gives the same issue...

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    ps Clunk how hot were the heatpipes to touch on your si128?

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    Funnily enough I thought I saw the same thing happening in one of the photos on a review of this model. I'm with Clunk, I wouldn't like this happening at all.

    Is this a feature of the mobo and so will affect all "tower" coolers, or is it just the Ninja I wonder.

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    I think there is just to much leverage on the caps, I have pushed caps over to get hsf on, but I would be really uncomfortable with the angle of the caps on that board

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    The heatpipes were just about warm under full load, but they are quite fat pipes and I reckon it would take some serious heat from the cpu to get them going.
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    decided not to run this, the ninja was a treat for myself, this is going back to microdirect tues or weds

    will move back to my sturdy zalman 7000

    cheers for opinions

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    on my p5wdh, there are some caps that were touching the mounting frame on the ninja. Took some force getting the cooler down on its pins but its secure now.

    Those bent caps dont look as severe as some ive seen elsewhere, i'd be happy running them like that. It's not like there gonna be moving/rattling anywhere and those heatpipes dont get really hot as the cooler is very effecient.

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    there would be no problem with this so long as the caps aren't shorted of go above there specified temp (105 c) as caps will work at any angle (we do this all the time in electronics) and they don't appear to be squashed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasnath View Post
    on my p5wdh, there are some caps that were touching the mounting frame on the ninja. Took some force getting the cooler down on its pins but its secure now.

    Those bent caps dont look as severe as some ive seen elsewhere, i'd be happy running them like that. It's not like there gonna be moving/rattling anywhere and those heatpipes dont get really hot as the cooler is very effecient.
    care to link to where you have seen such installations - Thanks

    I am up and running again on my zalman, but am in two minds now... argh !

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    Quote Originally Posted by alsenior View Post
    there would be no problem with this so long as the caps aren't shorted of go above there specified temp (105 c) as caps will work at any angle (we do this all the time in electronics) and they don't appear to be squashed
    they are not squashed, cheers for the tip

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    Quote Originally Posted by frazered View Post
    care to link to where you have seen such installations - Thanks

    I am up and running again on my zalman, but am in two minds now... argh !
    look at the review for xp120, note the compatibility issues table i.e. "caps mechanically obstruct pipe slightly, cap tilting necessary"

    http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...ht_xp120_3.php

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    thanks for that

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    From that same table:

    * Tilting capacitors may damage motherboards. Users do this at their own risk.

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