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Old April 1, 2013, 07:56 PM
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I tried that, and its impossible to see the threads on this block, tried on every angle possible

Im just gonna place an order for smaller thermal pads (0.5") and see what will happen.

another question, how much/many do I need silver coil from Dazmode.com in order to use it in my loop with distilled water?

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Old April 1, 2013, 08:51 PM
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XSPC 680 MANUAL.PDF SEEMS their manual are using 1mm thickness's on thermal pad placement
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Old April 1, 2013, 09:10 PM
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I got the xspc razor ver2, and using it on 680 4gb with backplate. I emailed xs-pc few days ago. And they told me I only have to change different screws size. 8mm instead of 6mm because of the backplate.

Hold it, which EVGA 680? The reference cards were 2GB, and unless XSPC said your block would fit that specific card, that may be an issue. There was also an issue with EVGA needing shim plates with some models of their 580's as I recall.

I'd also try it without the backplate and with the stock screws.
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Old April 1, 2013, 11:06 PM
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XSPC 680 MANUAL.PDF SEEMS their manual are using 1mm thickness's on thermal pad placement
I know, it's the same one I have right now which is 1mm. I havent placed my order yet gonna delay it till tomorrow. Im getting confused lol one more day delay is not a big deal I guess.

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Hold it, which EVGA 680? The reference cards were 2GB, and unless XSPC said your block would fit that specific card, that may be an issue. There was also an issue with EVGA needing shim plates with some models of their 580's as I recall.

I'd also try it without the backplate and with the stock screws.
its the standard one EVGA 680+ 4GB (04G-P4-2686-KR), a quote from the e-mail below

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Pls use the same specification of screws in our Razor 680,and the length is 2mm longer than our screws,this kind of screws will fit your backplate.


Best Regards
xxxxx
XSPC Asia Ltd

From: xxxxx
Date: 2013-03-22 00:29
To: xxxxxx
Subject: XSPC Contact: XSPC Razor Block Ver.2 with 680 4GB w/BackPlate
To: xxxxx - XSPC

From:
xxxxx
xxxxxxx@yahoo.ca

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Hi,

I'm planning to install the new XSPC Razor Block on EVGA 680+ 4GB with
black plate, model #(04G-P4-2686-KR).

I read the screws provided wont fit perfectly together with GPU with
backplate installed.

I was hoping to get a list of screws that Im gonna need to buy, in
order to install the XSPC block with my GTX 680+ 4GB with the
backplate.

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Old April 2, 2013, 05:03 AM
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I thinks SugarJ on to something with evga for they stopped selling single block for the 680 series (p/n#400-CU-G680-B1)

only offer for the classified series (p/n#400-CU-G680-B2) as single buy

since you got this WB second hand, best thing to do, is take WB and pads, video card to a local machine shop or tech school to measure the AIR gap on GPU

mating surface, then make a copper shim to fill that air gap measurement


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Old April 2, 2013, 05:58 AM
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I have read, a couple of threads where people were able to install this block on the same exact GPU. Now the only thing that had mixed answers, is the thermal pad being able to be reused.

XSPC on (04G-P4-2686-KR)
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Im thinking about getting the GPU out of the loop now, and leave it this way for sometime.
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I have read, a couple of threads where people were able to install this block on the same exact GPU. Now the only thing that had mixed answers, is the thermal pad being able to be reused.

XSPC on (04G-P4-2686-KR)
yes if pads aren't cut, nicked just don't put in exact same spot
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If you are bent on using that much thermal paste please don't use silver. Use plain old white stuff it's non conductive... The pads you are using on the ram and vrms are way too thick too. The thicker one should be on the GPU die. The reason why we use pads is because it is impossible to make a board where all the contact points are perfectly flat and they are all a little bit different simply based on manufacturing. It is an inescapable flaw on every PCB.
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Old April 2, 2013, 06:32 PM
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Oh, thanks for your concern, I wasnt gonna use that amount of thermal paste, I just wanted to see if the gap is very big or not. I guess after all it wasnt.

OK, as some of you know me I cant wait till I get the new thermal pads and do some tests before tomorrow. I decided to go ahead as some suggested to try it without the backplate, and use the provided screws from XSPC.

Will I did and the results are below



After 10 Minutes stress test, the maximum was 48C under load, and idling about 28C.

Thank god its almost done, Will try to make it work with the backplate tomorrow. I really appreciate all your response and help regarding my issue and again thanks to everyone including SugarJ, and specially KaptCrunch, this guy rocks,,,
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