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post #1 of 11
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I have read some reviews about the EK Supreme HF v2 block, and it sounds like the mounting system is (still) a nightmare.

I currently own a swiftech apogee gtz. Due to the... 'flexible' nature of the swiftech mounting system would it potentially work with the EK block, or am I making a big deal out of something that is really minor?

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post #2 of 11
Continue to look at reviews on this water block and maybe some youtube videos of installation just to get a better feeling of how it really does install.
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post #3 of 11
I have heard the new mounting system is much better I think it was on Dazmods site but I could be mistaken. The old mounting system wasn't really a nightmare but more of an inconvenience because to get even pressure you needed to measure out the lengths of the screws and do some easy math to determine how far each nut needs to be tightened down where the new mounting system just allows you to screw them down until the caps on the thumb nuts stops you.
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There is an easy mount kit now, I ordered my EK Supreme HF from jab-tech and it was included free, just got here today!
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by MrJackson;13393224 
There is an easy mount kit now, I ordered my EK Supreme HF from jab-tech and it was included free, just got here today!

Thats where I am ordering from biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 11
I don't see why your GTZ mount wouldn't work with with a Supreme HF unless the screws weren't long enough, but that's a pretty easy work around.

You really thought the mount was that difficult? You just bolt the mount to the motherboard and slide the block down the posts. I thought it was easier to install than a Megahalems.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Trogdor;13393326 
I don't see why your GTZ mount wouldn't work with with a Supreme HF unless the screws weren't long enough, but that's a pretty easy work around.

You really thought the mount was that difficult? You just bolt the mount to the motherboard and slide the block down the posts. I thought it was easier to install than a Megahalems.

I haven't ordered it yet, I am just asking smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrJackson;13393224 
There is an easy mount kit now, I ordered my EK Supreme HF from jab-tech and it was included free, just got here today!

I installed mine last night and was confused for a bit. The EK instructions aren't the greatest. I did not try the old setup so I'm not sure how much easier this is.

1. Depending on your board (mine is a 1155), make sure to use the black plastic washers, then the plate with rubber liner.
2. Insert the 4 screws.
3. Then with a bit of finger gymnastics, tilt the board on it's side and carefully place a small white washer on a screw first then the metal washer ( hear the metal is optional).
4. Next lightly screw on the large "pin".
5. Repeat for the other three. I wasn't sure about how much pressure to use, but go around and snug up the "pin" in an X pattern to help keep the backplate even.

Hope this helps
 
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post #9 of 11
My 800D has a access port in the back of the mobo tray so I won't have to worry about tilting anything, should help some.
From my reading you're suppose to tighten the new thumbscrews down till they stop, thus making them all the same. The problem with the old system is that there is no easy way of knowing how far each is without measuring.
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post #10 of 11
I hope the hole is in a better location than on the HAF X. Cooler Master gave me a giant hole to use, but it's off by half an inch.

If you're using a 1155 chipset, the mounting plate hits three screws on the back of the CPU retention mechanism. The plastic washers also don't make up the entire space. This will cause the backplate to tilt when tightening the post on the front. The rubber gasket also compresses.

Personally I just made it finger tight, while holding the screw on the back side.
 
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