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5 minutes ago, paradox said:


Hey schoon, don't suppose you have any idea what went wrong trying to install the new service pack here?




I have not played with it yet. I will give it a go and see what happens.

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On 16/11/2017 at 6:24 PM, paradox said:


though I had to knock the heatsink supports off the bottom board and use zipties to get half the sink locked dow to get that noctua sink installed - I suppose I could literally just swap those boards out or swap the trays.


That's a NH-L9i, right? There aren't clearance problemas around the CPU then?

I was thinking of doing the same, but was afraid the cooler would hit the motherboard componentes around the CPU.


But, if it fits, it means you can 3D print brackets to fit the original holes.

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Gday guys, ran into an issue after installing an NH-L9i cooler. I bought a 4pin molex splitter to 3 pin to tap into 12v power but doing so doesn’t seem to power up my 3.5” hdds. 


Is there an an alternative power source I can use? I’m contemplating a usb to 3pin but that might be too slow for the fan powering @ 5v. Thoughts?

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Bump this topic:)


So I upgrade my microserver 8 to xeon 1270v2, and decided to install active cooling

I try to won on ebay Scythe Kozuti, but oops. And then read this topic and bought Noctua NH-L9i. 

But things about to install it on cable tire not good. 

So I found a guy with milling machine, and he made a "short" legs for L9i




Original nocuta upside, milled - below


Cooler perfectly fit on board using Noutua screws with additional spacers from tray side (hello HPE with non-standart 1155 dimensions). And don't forgot remove nuts for original heatsink from motherboard tray.


Cooler connected to case fan connector with Y-splitter.


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