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Noob question, but on the page for the 6990 ek backplate, it says "Retention backplate made of nickel plated aluminum for EK-FC6990 waterblock". does that mean it would not work if i got a xpsc razor waterblock? thanks, trying to pull the trigger on this today
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Chances are the mounting holes aren't the same for the Razor and the EK backplate. I'm sure you could get them to work together with some modifications of the plate and different screws, but you'd have to decide whether it's worth the hassle.
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see i assumed that they would be near identical since the holes in the cards pcb would obivously have to be unform for different blocks to fit. bummer
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Yeah, there's a chance that the mounting locations are nearly identical, but I can't say for sure. As you said, there have to be at least several holes that line up. I think the main thing would be getting the right screws and making sure the block itself was mounted correctly. Overall, I'm sure it's easily achieved... I dunno. Here are the manuals for the EK block and backplate and the XSPC block; maybe you can get more from them than me:

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/EK...1109855591.pdf
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/EK...1109855577.pdf
http://www.xs-pc.com/manual/razor6990.pdf
Edited by t-ramp - 10/26/11 at 11:12am
post #5 of 7
It will fit, but you may need to purchase different screws on your own. The EK backplates fit on the GTX 570 and 580 using Heatkiller blocks and their own screws. Depending on the thread of the Koolance block, again, you may need to buy M3 or M4 screws. The EK backplate comes with countersunk M4 screws if I recall correctly.
 
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post #6 of 7
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ah so there is hope lol. guess ill just buy it, and if things dont work out im sure someone will take it off my hands. would putting a sticker to dress up the backplate cause any problems? i wouldnt think so, but just to make sure
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post #7 of 7
No, that would be fine. Good luck!
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