Look how large the Orochi is! I had to use a wire tie to tie it to the top of the case to support some of its weight.
How exactly did you tie it?
You can see the wire tie in both pics - it's the white thing at the top. I simply strung it around one of the heatpipes, then twisted it around the fan grate above to provide some tension. Before the wire tie, the Orochi had about a half centimeter of vertical give. After tensioning it upwards, the slack is gone. Hopefully that means the pressure is more even on the CPU.[/quote]
Nice. Yes, I see it clearly now.
My own Orochi only has about 2mm of vertical give, about the same as the horizontal give.
After all, those heatpipes and aluminum plates don't seem to be built to be pulled at.
I have to take back that statement about the heatpipes and aluminum plates not being resilient after seeing these pictures where a Scythe cooler still works fine after a lot of intentional damage: http://www.scythe-eu.com/forum/off-topi ... times.html