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So I decided to do the x79 reghack on my Sabertooth to unlock PCIe3.0. That all went great. But I noticed my 3dmark11 score dropped 200 points. I had expected it to increase by that much. Just a stock evga 680 though.
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Does anyone know if the Ek copper/acetal block fits on with the EVGA backplate?
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I got it to work, but only with the 4 screws around the die, and some other random screws I had laying around to secure the rest of it. It certainly wasn't a prime fit, though. Here's a pic of it:
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I got it to work, but only with the 4 screws around the die, and some other random screws I had laying around to secure the rest of it. It certainly wasn't a prime fit, though. Here's a pic of it:
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Thanks for the reply. So what exactly is the problem with the fitting? Are the screws not long enough?
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The screws from the EK block aren't long enough to reach all the way through, but are the right thread. The screws from the backplate are long enough, but are too small in thread/diameter to thread into the EK block. I found that M3 screws from a 5.25" mounting bay were adequate to bolt through, but obviously didn't look too great.
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The screws from the EK block aren't long enough to reach all the way through, but are the right thread. The screws from the backplate are long enough, but are too small in thread/diameter to thread into the EK block. I found that M3 screws from a 5.25" mounting bay were adequate to bolt through, but obviously didn't look too great.

Ooh i see. Any idea what dimensions are for screws that will fit?
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No real idea, but a bit longer than the 1/4 inch screws that I believe standard M3 screws are. Either that, or M3 screws with extra-small heads, which would be able to fit inside the EVGA bracket's holes. I have an inkling that Supermicro makes screws that would fit, basically 2.5" caddy mounting screws. Give it a search, and if you can't find it, I might still have the link at home.
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Yea a link would be appreciated. biggrin.gif
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OKAY, I bought these screws for my hotswap bays, these are 6-32 thread for the 3.5" drives: http://www.provantage.com/supermicro-mcp-410-00005-0n~7SUP91J0.htm

I THINK you need the 2.5" version of these, which I believe is the little brother of these, with an M3 screw. I could be wrong, but here is where I bought them from anyways: http://www.provantage.com/supermicro-mcp-410-00006-0n~9SUP91MR.htm

Hope this helps!
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Cool thanks. Will look into them. I think I will try a local hardware store where I get all the screws for my R/C's.
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