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Installing the NH-D15 Gigabyte - Z390 Aorus Pro in Meshify C

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello all,

 

I'll be installing the NH-D15 on a Z390 Aorus Pro Wifi in a Meshify C. Anyone have experience with this? I talked to a couple people now and I'm trying to determine if it's better to mount the NH-D15 outside the case or the inside. I believe the NH-D15s has some issues in blocking MB screws with this particular one so I went with the reg D15. From what I understand I could mount it on the outside but have to make sure I have everything plugged in around the CPU before hand. Thanks!

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Given that it's a fractal case, I would say mount the backplate with non conductive double sided tape to the back of the motherboard and then screw the D15 in last.

 

Fractal is really good about leaving adequate space for cooler backplate access. 


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1 hour ago, SenpaiKaplan said:

Given that it's a fractal case, I would say mount the backplate with non conductive double sided tape to the back of the motherboard and then screw the D15 in last.

Fractal is really good about leaving adequate space for cooler backplate access. 

There's no need to use tape nor is it advised since it can affect how well the cooler mounts. All of the mounting hardware asides from the last two screws to attach the heatsink can be installed before installing the motherboard into the case. 


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This is a Define C (basically the same case, but with a different front panel) with an MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming motherboard. 

 

 

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That's an overlay in Paintshop of my motherboard over the Z390 Aurus Pro.  I played with the colors to make the MSI more red, to make things clearer for myself.

The red arrows point to the holes in the MSI board, the white ones the Gigabyte.  Looks like the CPU on your board is simply 1cm or so more to the front.  You'll have loads of space for your backplate.  So do as you please. 

 

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3 hours ago, WoodenMarker said:

There's no need to use tape nor is it advised since it can affect how well the cooler mounts. All of the mounting hardware asides from the last two screws to attach the heatsink can be installed before installing the motherboard into the case. 

Was unaware of how Noctua did their mounting hardware, I don't own a Noctua cooler myself.

 

Thanks for correcting me.


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43 minutes ago, WoodenMarker said:

All of the mounting hardware asides from the last two screws to attach the heatsink can be installed before installing the motherboard into the case. 

Right, I keep forgetting that Noctua does it that way.  I'm too used to the way BeQuiet used to do things.   Yeah, that solves the problem indeed.

 

Too bad that everything here is running cool and I don't like throwing away perfectly good components, otherwise I'd give the Noctua coolers a go. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks all for the help. So install the backplate and mounting bars, then install mobo into case. Hook everything up including cpu power cable and y-split cable for the fans as these will be basically covered by the D15. Then paste and mount the D15.

 

 

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