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Cosair H50 57.0 CFM not compatible with Asus Z170M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

Qvar

51 months ago

PCPartpicker says no compatibility issues with this motherboard/1151 cpu. I just tried to install and found that the retention ring for the cooler will not fit properly over the 1151 cpu socket. The 7 silver cans on the left side of the CPU prevent the retention from lying flat on the motherboard. Installation would damage the board or a number of the silver circuits. RMA to Newegg costing $9 restocking fee and $15 shipping fee.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

strange that it doesn't fit... check this video to see if you are doing something wrong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUxoFiFuS_g&feature=youtu.be

Not trying to be rude in any way but...Honestly 120mm rads are not worth it, you would have been better off with the cryorig H7 which is even cheaper. Also the H50 is extremely old (Jeff still had hair in the video!! lol).

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Check the board out and you will see the problem. H50 may be old but it is still good and has rock solid reviews in the 1000s. Check Newegg for more info.

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