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post #381 of 2240
I bought a Raystorm from a friend. But he lost 1 screw to fit the cpu block.
I sent XSPC multiple emails and they NEVER react. Soooooo annoying.

I just need 1 mounting screw frown.gif
 
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post #382 of 2240
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Originally Posted by Hooded View Post

Here is a dam good deal on the XSPC Razor 680
http://www.dazmode.com/store/product/razor_gtx680_full_cover_block/

That's a great price. Is it as good as the new one that came out? I got their newer style full cover block.

I also have a Raystorm CPU block. I really dislike the springs. It's such a pain in the ass to get on. I actually gave up and just used it without them.
post #383 of 2240
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Originally Posted by XViper2 View Post

That's a great price. Is it as good as the new one that came out? I got their newer style full cover block.
I also have a Raystorm CPU block. I really dislike the springs. It's such a pain in the ass to get on. I actually gave up and just used it without them.

That's exactly what I did!

I used neoprene washers beneath the steel washers for a little bit of give. I believe I got a better and more even mount without using the springs.
I like the Raystorm block alot, but to be perfectly honest, the springs are not high quality. If they are fully compressed just one time, they lose twenty percent of their length. That should not happen with a high quality coil spring..
post #384 of 2240
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Originally Posted by Blacksetter View Post

That's exactly what I did!
I used neoprene washers beneath the steel washers for a little bit of give. I believe I got a better and more even mount without using the springs.
I like the Raystorm block alot, but to be perfectly honest, the springs are not high quality. If they are fully compressed just one time, they lose twenty percent of their length. That should not happen with a high quality coil spring..

Hmm.. accidentally saw your comment and it's actually very relevant to me as I'm just before installing my new Raystorm. Do you have a picture of yours assembled the way you said?
post #385 of 2240
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Originally Posted by Hukkel View Post

I bought a Raystorm from a friend. But he lost 1 screw to fit the cpu block.
I sent XSPC multiple emails and they NEVER react. Soooooo annoying.
I just need 1 mounting screw frown.gif

I have a few extra from when i had the rasa and switched to the raystorm pm and we can take care of that missing screw thumb.gif
post #386 of 2240
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Originally Posted by adi518 View Post

Hmm.. accidentally saw your comment and it's actually very relevant to me as I'm just before installing my new Raystorm. Do you have a picture of yours assembled the way you said?

Sorry I'm so late... I just noticed your post.

Here's a photo of the Raystorm right after installation. I don't think it shows the area where the springs would be very well. The installation went much more efficiently than trying to fight against spring pressure to get the studs mounted. Without the springs, the block could be held flat to the CPU while the studs are tightened down completely, then the secondary thumb nuts are just brought up to touch the pressure plate, and finally pressure applied evenly in a criss-cross pattern. I was very confident of a good mount with this process... So much so that I would not even think of using the springs for a re-mount.



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post #387 of 2240
I've been thinking about this and I think removing the springs might be a wrong idea. The springs help adjusting the pressure when the block gets hot and expands/contracts. If you remove the springs you're potentially causing uber stress on the block when it's heated up. If you notice, every heatsink, whether it's cpu or gpu, has springs exactly for the reason of expanding/contracting. Ultimately, it may be much easier to install it without them but it's certainly not the logic way.
Edited by adi518 - 11/24/12 at 12:04pm
post #388 of 2240
those springs are stiff only the first time during initial install. every time afterwards it's very easy to install mounts and it's also not a problem to tighten them down for tight fit. I wouldn't remove them.
post #389 of 2240
Yes, that's correct. It's the nature of springs to dial in after some usage. There's nothing wrong with that.
post #390 of 2240
Does anyone know if the Raystorm copper block is the same dimensions as the regular Raystorm? I'm thinking of putting my copper block in the retainer with the led fittings.
I think I can get enough pressure on the block with the standard assembly. I don't really want to tear down two rigs to test my idea not knowing if it will fit, however.
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