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post #41 of 50
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no i didn't buy anything extra, i just decided to use the 4 screws around the gpu. everything else sits flush and haven't noticed any problems with the vrms. i can get my 680's to clock in at between 1250-1340mhz with no issues. run heaven multiple times with no heat issues. card doesn't get above 45*c under load.

Did you use the EVGA backplate screws for this?
post #42 of 50
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i used the stock 4 screws around the gpu
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Hey thank you for bringing up and explaining this problem in such detail. I'm planning on buying the gtx 670 FTW edition (has 680 PCB) and getting an ek 680 water block for it. I agree that the evga back plate looks better (and less expensive!), so its nice to know that it can fit flush with just 4 screws.
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Not a problem, it kind of sucks that you can't use all the screws with it but you can't even tell its missing screw unless you take it out. Good luck with your set up
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post #45 of 50
Did you ever come up with a solution!?

Edit: Do you know what kind of screws the EVGAl backplate uses?! If so maybe they have that size head with M3 threading.
Edited by Costfree - 6/16/12 at 10:12pm
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post #46 of 50
I just screwed the ek wb to the gtx 680 and then put the backplate on and zip tied at 3 of the outter screw holes. smile.gif
post #47 of 50
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if you're using ek blocks with the evga backplate just use the 4 screws around the gpu and use that for the backplate. the ones supplied from evga will not fit because they aren't long enough. really 4 screws is all you need, i've been running them like that since like 2 weeks after the 680 came out and no issues, my cards sit at 27-29 idle and never higher then 45 on ultra bf3. benchmarking the cards i usually see 50's and the backplate is warm to the touch all along the pcb of the card.
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post #48 of 50
you don't think the zip tie will melt because of the heat right?
post #49 of 50
I just installed mine YesterdAy. Bought some m3x5mm to use. Unfortunately the hardware place didnt have anything With a smaller head design in m3. I wonder if they have a torx t6 style head with m3 threading but for now this will do!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Costfree View Post

I just installed mine YesterdAy. Bought some m3x5mm to use. Unfortunately the hardware place didnt have anything With a smaller head design in m3. I wonder if they have a torx t6 style head with m3 threading but for now this will do!

I'd like to see some pics of the fix if you don't mind.

I wanted this setup for my next build, and learning all this is really bumming me out. Aesthetically, I'd prefer to have perfectly matching screws in.
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