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Ok,

Well as some of you know i'm in the process of getting my new watercooling setup.

I've already got the EK supreme HF (christmas present) and I have just lapped my CPU. Is the build quality good enough of the EK to not have to lap it, or do you think it would be a good idea?

Thanks,

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post #2 of 13
I'd say that the EK is Flat enough
post #3 of 13
It has a good finish already. And just an FYI, never lap a block while it is assembled.
    
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It is already the best block available... There is no need to lap that beast.
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The contact surface of the block is machined and polished flatter than you likely could ever get it by hand.

The assembled block has a slight bow to it that flattens out as it is tightened down on the CPU.
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by caleal View Post
the contact surface of the block is machined and polished flatter than you likely could ever get it by hand.

The assembled block has a slight bow to it that flattens out as it is tightened down on the cpu.
^^^^ this
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What do you mean whilst it is assembled? You mean rigged up to pipes etc etc.

Wasn't planning to if that's what you mean.

But pleased to hear I don't need to do any work to it.

Thanks

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post #8 of 13
I think they mean when the block is all together with everything minus fittings and tubing.
like I am able to take the copper plate that makes up the bottom of the block away from the acetel. that is what they mean.
post #9 of 13
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It is already the best block available... There is no need to lap that beast.
You sure about that? ..

Depends on the TIM. Havn't tested one myself yet on the newer 2600k, but Vapor seems to show the CPU370 doing better than the rev3 HF when using more conventional paste like MX-2.



Who knows though on the lapping...haven't seen any lapped vs unlapped tests and never had one myself..yet..
    
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post #10 of 13
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I've already got the block, i've had it since christmas

Been waiting ages to finally get this under water, hopefully next month i'll get it finished

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