Hi, there must be someone who owns this board and uses a different CPU cooler than the default one.
I used an aftermarket cooler that has 1155 compatible pushpins. Easy enough.
That's what I'm trying to avoid.
CPU cooler with pushpins might be allright but what's wrong if I wanted something better?
Quality CPU cooler just don't come with pushpins - they come with a backplate.
Other motherboards don't seem to have this kind of problem.
Is there anyone out there, who uses this board with a backplate?
I had a similar problem. I'm using a cooler called Panorama from Alpenföhn.
And how you can see on this picture I had to shape the backplate on 3 of the 4 corners. I was a bit angry about this but when I see your problem I agree that I was lucky with mine ;-)
Perhaps you could try to take some washers to get a certain distance to the board.
Hi guihof, thanks for your comment.
I find it hard to believe that Intel really placed a chip right there in the way
I'm sure with some washers it'd work, actually they should be supplied by Intel.
Ok, I have just ordered this board for 112,55 Euro.
The price has plunged down to 99,90 Euro just a few hours after I placed the order.
Well, I hope I won't have problems using Dual Screen configuration as extended desktop.
And if there is going to be a backplate problem which can't be resolved by using washers, this board will go back.
Gigabyte's GA H67N does have neither, Dual Screen nor backplate problems.
Plus the BIOS allows ► u n d e r v o l t i n g
That's a big advantage in my eyes.
Hi, have received this board yesterday. The good news is that a (Titan) cooler with backplate does fit alright despite the chip on the backside being in the way. One corner of the backplate is a little put under pressure onto that chip by one of the four screws. It's not 100% perfect but I'd say almost.
Regarding the dual screen configuration I have to come back on that later as the system has not been set up yet.