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My order shipped out today too, they ship it from a warehouse in Germany, so more than likely it will arrive by Wednesday (my projected arrival date).
Mine said an estimated arrival date of 6/8 Wednesday right when I got the notification email, then checked it later today to find it missing such estimation. It was shipped UPS Express which claims 1-3 business days by 1030AM or noon. I don't need it until after late Thursday or Friday anyway when I decide to put this beast together.

Side note, started opening some packages to find that the straight fittings I bought came with the re-usable black plastic clamps even though I didn't buy those together. I bought the clamps elsewhere so now I have a ton of extra clamps. Each of my 12 straight fittings had 2 black clamps of I assume 5/8 OD and 3/4 OD since the fittings are all 1/2" for my 7/16" ID tubing that has 5/8" OD.
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post #22 of 68
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Ok everyone. I got some pics of what I have been working on the past 2 days. Since everyone likes pictures I'll show those first.










Now I have a few questions still.

Is the bracket for my CPU block installed correctly?

It said to NOT use the rubber pad in-between the backplate and my motherboard, but the metal backplate touches the metal on my motherboard. Instead I used the like plastic spacer things as noted in the install manual, but the metal to metal contact is still there.

Does that pose an issue before I finish setting this all up?
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What has everyone heard about the EK Supreme HF Nickel? I just picked up a Nickel/Plexi block and now I'm concerned...
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post #24 of 68
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What has everyone heard about the EK Supreme HF Nickel? I just picked up a Nickel/Plexi block and now I'm concerned...
I have just stumbled across a few people that have said that the nickel plating was flaking off so I went with EK copper on both without nickel plating. Do you know if the backplate how I have mounted it is ok with the metal touching the mobo metal behind the CPU?
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http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/EK...0046990181.pdf

From the pictures it looks like you should not install the EPDM rubber on the 1366 chipset, BUT that looks pretty sketchy to me. I wouldn't power up if my backplate was touching contact points on the bottom of the board. There are so many different layout's of MOBOs, who knows that one may need the Rubber. I would wait for someone who has installed that block on that MOBO.

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post #26 of 68
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http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/EK...0046990181.pdf

From the pictures it looks like you should not install the EPDM rubber on the 1366 chipset, BUT that looks pretty sketchy to me. I wouldn't power up if my backplate was touching contact points on the bottom of the board. There are so many different layout's of MOBOs, who knows that one may need the Rubber. I would wait for someone who has installed that block on that MOBO.

Can anyone help out?
Yea I was looking at that manual online that was vastly different from my in box manual. The order of washers and things are different, but all accomplish the same goal. Both manuals though leave out the EPDM rubber separating the backplate. I will be ready to fire this thing up tonight as I only have a couple of tubes left and the pump mount. Really appreciate someone weighing in on this or where else I should look for my answer. Thanks.
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post #27 of 68
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Got some more pics, but please look up and tell me if my backplate issue is ok. Really not sure if it should look like that against the metal.







I'm really liking how my zip tie rigging of the pump camp out. It barely moves if at all even if I turn the case upside down. Decided to use zip ties just so I wouldn't have to drill new holes. Then read about how zip ties work better at getting rid of vibration, so I guess win win for me.
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post #28 of 68
@ OP you have the EPDM rubber ..use it ,if you can't take off the back plate/Q Shield and the rubber is to thick apply some black insulation tape
    
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post #29 of 68
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@ OP you have the EPDM rubber ..use it ,if you can't take off the back plate/Q Shield and the rubber is to thick apply some black insulation tape
The manual shows not to use it for 1366 sockets. It only says to use the rubber for 775, 1156, and AM2/3. I am just wondering if the metal on the back of my motherboard is standard for 1366 sockets and there is nothing to worry about. Putting the rubber in wouldn't make it so I couldn't screw the block down as tight as it already has no room.
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post #30 of 68
most if not all 1366 MB's have back plate/Q Shield ,there for you suppose to use standoffs ,i'm not familiar with this (EK) bracket but i would avoid direct contact metal to metal on the back of the mobo,if you apply few strips of electrical tape to separate both you should be fine
    
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