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That's why you take one of the screws that goes in the block but is too short, and get the same type but longer.

and then me and the home depot dude eyeballs a thread and says oh yeah this will fit, take it home, strip my waterblock, and i'm out 2 waterblocks...what then bud? pretty sure ek would not replace those blocks


how about you go out drop 1300-1400 dollars on 2x video cards and 2 waterblocks, and go test this theory out and let me know.
Edited by cruelntention - 4/9/12 at 6:24am
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post #12 of 50
If you don't force them into thread you won't strip it.
It fits like a glove or it does not.
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They have samples nut and screws, so you can check if you have the right one.
    
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and then me and the home depot dude eyeballs a thread and says oh yeah this will fit, take it home, strip my waterblock, and i'm out 2 waterblocks...what then bud? pretty sure ek would not replace those blocks
how about you go out drop 1300-1400 dollars on 2x video cards and 2 waterblocks, and go test this theory out and let me know.

You really have no idea what you are talking about.
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and then me and the home depot dude eyeballs a thread and says oh yeah this will fit, take it home, strip my waterblock, and i'm out 2 waterblocks...what then bud? pretty sure ek would not replace those blocks
how about you go out drop 1300-1400 dollars on 2x video cards and 2 waterblocks, and go test this theory out and let me know.

How about you're on your own, good luck.
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If you don't force them into thread you won't strip it.
It fits like a glove or it does not.

you're absolutely right, i've never stripped a screw hole because i thought it was going in perfectly, unscrew it and come to find out i shredded everything screwing it in.

sigh, i'll just go to home depot, buy like 10 different screws and test fit them all...

looks guys i know that if i were to buy this, or do that, this problem might be solved, however when someone tells me that if i get the wrong screw size i could ruin my whole block, that is just something that i'm going to be a bit cautious over. i find it amazing that apparently i'm the only one on here that is experiencing this issue currently, in posting this thread i thought that at least someone has known and or going thru it as well and we could help each other.

telling me that i should have gotten the ek backplate or just grabbing my screw and going to home depot, are all well good answers, and trust me i thought about taking my screw to home depot as well. however it's just a bit different when it's your own stuff and is a bit more wary to try certain things...at least for me thats how i feel
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You really have no idea what you are talking about.

please elaborate...what part do i not know what i am talking about?
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you're absolutely right, i've never stripped a screw hole because i thought it was going in perfectly, unscrew it and come to find out i shredded everything screwing it in.
sigh, i'll just go to home depot, buy like 10 different screws and test fit them all...
looks guys i know that if i were to buy this, or do that, this problem might be solved, however when someone tells me that if i get the wrong screw size i could ruin my whole block, that is just something that i'm going to be a bit cautious over. i find it amazing that apparently i'm the only one on here that is experiencing this issue currently, in posting this thread i thought that at least someone has known and or going thru it as well and we could help each other.
telling me that i should have gotten the ek backplate or just grabbing my screw and going to home depot, are all well good answers, and trust me i thought about taking my screw to home depot as well. however it's just a bit different when it's your own stuff and is a bit more wary to try certain things...at least for me thats how i feel

Good god I really totally wish the best for you, and don't at all think you're clueless. Your respect for those who tried to help you is admirable. I genuinely hope your attitude and sarcasm don't dissuade anybody else from trying to spoon-feed you the very confusing solution to your very difficult problem.
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Online EK instructions for 680 blocks; page 2, bottom: DIN7985 screws are provided by EK.
That should give you more idea 'bout it.

Length of screw is a matter of simple calculation.
Edited by DirectOverkill - 4/9/12 at 6:54am
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Online EK instructions for 680 blocks; page 2, bottom: DIN7985 screws are provided by EK.
That should give you more idea 'bout it.
Length of screw is a matter of simple calculation.

thank you, hopefully that determines thread as well

look i'm sorry for my responses to some replies, i know you are trying to help, i'm just a bit frustrated. my bad, like i said, i was hoping someone else on here was going thru the same issues
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