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Problem with NZXT X52 backplate with Aorus Z390 Master; and Fitting Integrated I/O shield

Discussion in 'New to PC gaming & upgrade advice' started by DazedAndConfused, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. DazedAndConfused


    Joined: Mar 27, 2019

    Posts: 1

    Building first ever PC. I have two problems.

    The first is fitting the backplate for the NZXT X52 Cooler to an Aorus Z390 Master. I am aware of other reported issues (eg not tightening the standoffs enough), but this seems to be different.
    Once the backplate is positioned on rear of the motherboard, the 4 feet stick out about 2mm on the front side of the motherboard. Even if the standoffs are screwed all the way down to the feet, there is still this 2mm of movement. Is this normal? How should I rectify this?

    The second is fitting the integrated I/O shield into the Corsair Obsidian 500D SE. Is this supposed to 'click' into the case and does is merely sit behind it? Looking at it, it appears as though the tabs on the I/O shield need to pass through the tabs on the case.
  2. orbitalwalsh


    Joined: Dec 1, 2015

    Posts: 14,456

    Any washers in the kit ?

    Also the IO should line up , normally I shoe horn mine in and get the board mounted . Some cases are better with pre mounted then others
  3. ExRayTed


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,367

    Location: Surrey

    There should be a rubber gasket that sits between the backplate and the motherboard
  4. freddie64

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 22, 2008

    Posts: 2,458

    Think the backplate should tighten up once the pump head is installed.