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Broke my cooler. Can I still use it?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was installing a Kraken X62 when I overtightened one of the screws so that it broke. The cooler still seems very firmly attached even if only three screws are holding it in place atm. Do you think it's safe to turn on?


NZXT appears to take 2-3 weeks to send a replacement screw to Europe and it's gonna suck if I have to wait all this time.


The CPU is a 7700k.

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If we're talking screws in the rad or a fan you should be ok, but if it's the screws on the CPU block, I wouldn't chance it

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Don't see why it wouldn't be safe to turn on.

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