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Old July 18, 2009, 03:36 PM
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Okay mounting the CPU block (EK Supreme) right now, and how do i know i have it screwed down enough? or too much?

I don't want to break anything, so hoping i can get some guidance on this, if pics are needed i can do that in a heartbeat


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Old July 18, 2009, 04:14 PM
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I think the manual says "tighten until you feel a light resistance"

I do it until there's about 0.5cm of space between the nut and bolt

EDIT: This is on the Supreme LT
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Old July 18, 2009, 07:34 PM
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The Supreme will tighten pretty far without a whole lots of resistance. Be careful, because my motherboard was flexing like crazy and there wasn't much resistance on the screws yet.
I can't talk my side panel off and measure at the moment, but it looks like my nuts (hardy har har) are under 1CM down the screw.
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Old July 18, 2009, 08:43 PM
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Buy the EK backplate you lazy bums
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Seriously, it should be illegal to sell a waterblock without a backplate.
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Old July 18, 2009, 09:10 PM
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+1. I died a little inside during the week that my Ek's backplate was in the mail. So much warping
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