Building a Micro ATX Based Gaming Rig (Page 4)

| Jul 21, 2009 at 8:51 am CDT
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Building a Micro ATX Based Gaming Rig
Silverstone are one of these clever manufacturers who realise the key things with anything that spins is noise, so to help dampen your cooling fan of choice, they include some silicone washers to make your life a little quieter.
Building a Micro ATX Based Gaming Rig
Once the fan is mounted you can see there is only a few millimetres of clearance between the base heatsink and the fan hub, but that's all we need!
Building a Micro ATX Based Gaming Rig
The HS/F has to be securely fastened to the motherboard, so a backing plate is used instead of the flimsy plastic push clips on some heat sinks (I always end up breaking them).
Building a Micro ATX Based Gaming Rig
This is starting to look vaguely reminiscent of installing a block for a water-cooling system.
Building a Micro ATX Based Gaming Rig
The base of the heatsink allows you to attach brackets for different mounting options, including AMD flavours.

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