Anyone Using an Abit NF7 w/ a Zalman 7000A?

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Anyone Using an Abit NF7 w/ a Zalman 7000A?

Post by mandms7 » Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:51 am

I recently got an Abit NF7, which I am currently using the stock cooler on because I haven't been able to fit my Zalman 7000A on it yet. I know its possible my modding it a little, but I'm wondering from those who have done it how you did it. A couple questions:

1) Did you have to reverse the blue and silver brackets that you mount to the motherboard to hold the heatsink?

2) If you didn't reverse them, did you have to bend one of the capacitors out of the way in order for the silver bracket to fit where it goes? That would be the only way mine would fit there. Is it safe to bend capacitors out of the way?

3) What did you use to cut the bracket on the heatsink (to reduce the length of it so it would fit)?


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Post by boardsportsrule » Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:34 am

not currently on my nf7, but it was...
1) yes, i did have to..
3) just drilled...i dont have any fancy dancy dremel or anything

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Post by Pjotor » Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:05 pm

1) Yes.
2) I didn't have to bend anything -- but I did cut off the mounting clip.
3) I used a bolt cutter like this one:


It wasn't too difficult, but a good quality tool is necessary.

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Post by CallMeJoe » Wed Apr 21, 2004 2:59 pm

1) Yes.
2) N/A
3) hacksaw. Removed fan from heatsink, then removed clip. Sawed off excess, then radiused the cut end with a file (I know, compulsive).

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Post by tay » Wed Apr 21, 2004 3:21 pm

That sounds leet. You'll need a detailed guide for us to follow of course ;).
Only problem with mounting to the case that i see is that you can get too much or too little pressure on the core. Plus if your panel flexes at all itll be a bitch. May be far more trouble than its worth.

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