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Old February 28, 2008, 04:10 AM
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I can't wait to get my hands on one of these D-Tak backplates. I was wondering if anyone had one yet and how it worked for them. Looks like a great way to spend 12 bucks.
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Old February 28, 2008, 06:13 AM
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Looks like the same backplate that came with my Swiftech?
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Old February 28, 2008, 09:32 AM
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I have that kit. Haven't used it yet though but I'm planning to put together my WC in about a week. They look much neater than the stock mounting and I like the idea of having a back plate instead of putting all the mounting force on the mobo. Also apparently the springs are stronger so you get more mounting force and have stops built in so there's no guessing as to getting equal tension on each spring.

What I don't like is that it mounts using the screws on the corners of the block at the bottom. You have to take those screws out and use the supplied longer ones. what that means is that all the down force from the mounting springs is applied to the bit of screw that is in the delrin or acetal top so stripping one would be disastrous. Maybe I'm worrying about it too much as I don't know how easy that type of plastic is to strip out or what force it can take. I'm sure they would have done the research on this before though.
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Old February 28, 2008, 12:54 PM
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I forgot to order one of those last time i made an order :(

I will be buying one next time I make an order though. They look so much better than the ugly stock plate.
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Thanks for the rundown, biff
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Old February 28, 2008, 01:53 PM
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From what I've heard, the Fusion doesn't need quite as much pressure as some other blocks, so the bottom mounted screws would probably be okay. At least, I certainly hope so. I had my eye on that kit as well...

Always thought it was a little poor that the block didn't come with a back plate. If you're going to be removing the motherboard, you might as well do things properly.
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Old February 28, 2008, 08:33 PM
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Hey guys I just wanted to correct myself. I had the block apart tonight and there are brass inserts in the top so I feel more at ease with this hold down method. Of course if they ever did pull out the top could easily be drilled out and through bolts used but probably a moot point. Oh and BTW they are $9 at DC. IMHO they are certainly worth the small fee if only for the cosmetics though I really like the idea of having a backplate as well.
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Old February 29, 2008, 04:16 AM
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madshrimos did a waterblock roundup where the fuzion beat all, and they found they dropped temps an extra couple of degrees with the backplate- so it's more than good looks
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