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Sooo...

I currently have a socket 1150 motherboard. My problem. I wanna put an am4 cooler on it.

Love the look of the wraith rgb coolers, and it got me thinking.

Would it be possible to 3D print an adapter of sorts?

Motherboard backplate, with an adapter that goes over the cpu through the mobo holes into the backplate, and the adapter has holes for you to screw the cooler into.

Am I just being dumb?

Don't have much experience with coolers so I'm not sure if something like this would work or not.

Let me know :)
 

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You're being dumb. Why? Wraith coolers aren't even that good.
 

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You're being dumb. Why? Wraith coolers aren't even that good.
I'm after the aesthetics. I love the upwards facing fan with the led ring. Something in unable to find in intel.

Closest i can find (and it actually looks really nice as well) is the cm G100M, but it's just waaaay too big
 

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I'm after the aesthetics. I love the upwards facing fan with the led ring. Something in unable to find in intel.

Closest i can find (and it actually looks really nice as well) is the cm G100M, but it's just waaaay too big
 

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Why not mount a Wraith Spire fan on top of an Intel 115x cooler base?
Thats what I was thinking yeah, but wasn't 100% sure how to do it.

You get guys on reddit / youtube etc that say just zip tie it but don't really wanna do that, which is why I wanna 3D print something.

My logic (Could be flawed cos I'm a noob would be something like this, excuse the crude drawing, it's incredibly bad :ROFLMAO: )


Where red would be the 1150/115x holes that go through the mobo to the backplate, and the green would be AM4 holes for me to mount the cooler straight onto the base. Obviously the screws used to mount the AM4 would need to be short, as they wouldn't go through the board. So possibly even just self tap them into the base?

In a Nutshell, 3D print a base that can be semi-permanently attached to the cooler, and attach the cooler with its "new base" to the existing 1150 holes.
 

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Remember that 3D printing involves plastic getting soft when it's heated. A CPU and it's cooler gets hot. I don't want to be the one who ends up with a drooping CPU cooler in the middle of a gaming session.
 

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I'm after the aesthetics. I love the upwards facing fan with the led ring. Something in unable to find in intel.

Closest i can find (and it actually looks really nice as well) is the cm G100M, but it's just waaaay too big
That's cuz Intel got over the inefficiency of Orb coolers long ago. Thermaltake and Zalman used to make a ton, RGB-less though. But they would always be crushed by the upright Thermalright, Arctic, Noctua and CM heatsinks so they stopped making them as they weren't selling.
 

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Remember that 3D printing involves plastic getting soft when it's heated. A CPU and it's cooler gets hot. I don't want to be the one who ends up with a drooping CPU cooler in the middle of a gaming session.
While researching I found this out as well. Apparently, normal PLA wouldn't work, but in theory, ABS *should* work, as it has a transition temp of around 105 degrees.... and if my CPU/Cooler is sitting that high, I think I've got bigger problems that just some melted plastic on my board :ROFLMAO:
 

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That's cuz Intel got over the inefficiency of Orb coolers long ago. Thermaltake and Zalman used to make a ton, RGB-less though. But they would always be crushed by the upright Thermalright, Arctic, Noctua and CM heatsinks so they stopped making them as they weren't selling.
Personally don't think they're inefficient....

I'm able to get my GF's R7 1700 up to 4.1 stable on stock cooler (Wraith Spire) temps only hit 80ish when benching (Full load for 20+ minutes) Never over 70 while gaming...

So whilst I do agree that in general, Liquid will almost always beat air, and upright air will beat an orb cooler a lot of the times, that doesn't mean that the Spire's are bad.

Sure, if I had a liquid cooler I might get it a few degrees lower, and maybe even something really beefy like a MSI CORE FROZR L would also yield a few degrees cooler than the Spire, but if i'm getting "normal" or "within safe range" temps on the Spire, I'll choose the Spire, simply because I love the Aesthetics
 

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Personally don't think they're inefficient....

I'm able to get my GF's R7 1700 up to 4.1 stable on stock cooler (Wraith Spire) temps only hit 80ish when benching (Full load for 20+ minutes) Never over 70 while gaming...

So whilst I do agree that in general, Liquid will almost always beat air, and upright air will beat an orb cooler a lot of the times, that doesn't mean that the Spire's are bad.

Sure, if I had a liquid cooler I might get it a few degrees lower, and maybe even something really beefy like a MSI CORE FROZR L would also yield a few degrees cooler than the Spire, but if i'm getting "normal" or "within safe range" temps on the Spire, I'll choose the Spire, simply because I love the Aesthetics
I wouldn't want my CPU hitting 80C, 70C (max low seventies) is all I'm happy with. If I'm hitting higher I need to pursue a better cooler. So I guess that's why I would be less happy with choosing aesthetics over cooling efficiency at that level.
 

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I wouldn't want my CPU hitting 80C, 70C (max low seventies) is all I'm happy with. If I'm hitting higher I need to pursue a better cooler. So I guess that's why I would be less happy with choosing aesthetics over cooling efficiency at that level.
80 at max load (prime95 for 20+ minutes) never over 70 gaming. I'm happy with that
 

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Remember that 3D printing involves plastic getting soft when it's heated. A CPU and it's cooler gets hot. I don't want to be the one who ends up with a drooping CPU cooler in the middle of a gaming session.
I've had some mounts printed for an ML120 AIO. Granted it was on a 1060 but I didn't get any strange temperature spikes. Planning on redoing the parts in ABS. The bed temperature used for ABS is 110 deg where PLA is 70.

PaladinLaw PaladinLaw I can design the mounts for you (and possibly print them as well) if you want to give it a try?
 

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I've had some mounts printed for an ML120 AIO. Granted it was on a 1060 but I didn't get any strange temperature spikes. Planning on redoing the parts in ABS. The bed temperature for ABS is 110 deg where PLA is 70.

PaladinLaw PaladinLaw I can design the mounts for you (and possibly print them as well) if you want to give it a try?
Duuuude, that would be awesome! Was trying to design them (roughly) this morning, but trying to figure out the measurements etc without having the 2 coolers in front of me is proving to be difficult.
 

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Duuuude, that would be awesome! Was trying to design them (roughly) this morning, but trying to figure out the measurements etc without having the 2 coolers in front of me is proving to be difficult.
I've got one of the small AMD coolers lying around so I will check which of these holes are used. 115x seems to be 75mm hole to hole

 

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Looks like it's 7.781 ± 0.335 mm from motherboard 0.0mm to the IHS (the cpu block) on an LGA1150 according to:


Not sure if different 115x CPUs have different IHS heights? I would assume not as they have been using the same stock coolers forever
 

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Looks like it's 7.781 ± 0.335 mm from motherboard 0.0mm to the IHS (the cpu block) on an LGA1150 according to:


Not sure if different 115x CPUs have different IHS heights? I would assume not as they have been using the same stock coolers forever
I think your assumption would be correct
 

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