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Well, my Rasa kit arrived this morning :
450

My motherboard standoffs got here early this afternoon and I've now mounted the motherboard into the case and mounted the CPU waterblock onto the motherboard:
450
700
Does anyone see something in the above pics that doesn't quite make sense?
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post #72 of 118
You need the amd bracket. I do know some Rasa kits/blocks come with it.

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_410&products_id=29166

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With waterblocks, always check what mounting system is included. Some blocks come with both intel and amd brackets, some are only intel or amd.

edit:

there's a chrome version too:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_410&products_id=31456
Edited by wermad - 12/8/11 at 3:20pm
post #73 of 118
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Well, actually I don't need the AMD bracket it came with the kit! So you did spot the thing that didn't quite make sense in the pic but you didn't really see why, confused yet?

Ok here is what I did: A couple of months back I found an AMD to Intel socket 775 adapter made by Enzotech, they call it the Type X Retention Module. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708046
225

When my Rasa kit got here this morning I noticed that the Socket 775 back plate that came in the kit had threaded inserts in it's ends:
450

I removed them from the back plate and then drilled the holes in the Enzotech adapter out a bit so that I could put the threaded inserts into it:
450

And Bamm no need to use that rather huge and ugly AMD bracket and silver hardware I was able to use the Intel mounting hardware thumbsupsmiley.png:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WeirdHarold View Post

Well, actually I don't need the AMD bracket it came with the kit! So you did spot the thing that didn't quite make sense in the pic but you didn't really see why, confused yet?
Ok here is what I did: A couple of months back I found an AMD to Intel socket 775 adapter made by Enzotech, they call it the Type X Retention Module. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708046
225
When my Rasa kit got here this morning I noticed that the Socket 775 back plate that came in the kit had threaded inserts in it's ends:
450
I removed them from the back plate and then drilled the holes in the Enzotech adapter out a bit so that I could put the threaded inserts into it:
450
And Bamm no need to use that rather huge and ugly AMD bracket and silver hardware I was able to use the Intel mounting hardware thumbsupsmiley.png:

Awesome mod thumb.gif. It is sad that most amd brackets are fugly frown.gif

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Thanks and Yeah it's like the AMD fans often get the short end of the stick biggrin.gif
Edited by WeirdHarold - 12/8/11 at 4:49pm
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Anyway the Radiator and the Pump / Res are in:
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Remember that Rad is only going to be in there for a few months, at least I hope biggrin.gif
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Your case is begging for a couple of 480mm rads tongue.gif


I would turn the rad 180° (or move it back), since the ports on the res make it a pita to secure and avoid kinks on the tube. I had one occurrence where the tube was just bending a bit too much and the tube came loose. Luckily I had drain most of the loop by then. Its not the best designed res but it does get the job done.
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Your case is begging for a couple of 480mm rads tongue.gif


I would turn the rad 180° (or move it back), since the ports on the res make it a pita to secure and avoid kinks on the tube. I had one occurrence where the tube was just bending a bit too much and the tube came loose. Luckily I had drain most of the loop by then. Its not the best designed res but it does get the job done.

The res will be replaced at some point during the coming year as well, but will be replaced with the XSPC res with the VPP655 Pump:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13884/ex-res-300/XSPC_Dual_525_Bay_Reservoir_-_w_Alphacool_VPP655_Variable_Speed_Pump_Installed.html?tl=g30c107s152
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As for the 480 Rads it had been my hope to put one in the top but when I first mounted the rad I had it all the way to the front and ended up moving it back to the middle 2 because I had no way to put the red and a DvD drive in the bays with the thing all the way forward. So I might end up with a 360 and 1 fan in the top in the end but since this will just be my CPU loop even a 360 will be more than enough. Oh yeah as for turning the rad around to avoid kinks in the tubes no worries I'm not using the tubing that came in the kit I grabbed some Primochill primoflex blue tubing and I shouldn't see an issue with kinks now that I moved the Rad back one fan space.
Edited by WeirdHarold - 12/8/11 at 5:08pm
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That looks amazing! I didn't like the silver retention screws that came with it either. I found that by using the back plate that came with my board I was able to use the black Intel retention screws. I don't think that the AMD bracket looks that bad but your solution does look better. I've never heard of an adapter bracket before now and I think I might go that route myself the next time I upgrade my rig. That's a great start though!
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