Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Mounting EK 7970 Backplate on stock XFX 7970 DD BE problems
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Mounting EK 7970 Backplate on stock XFX 7970 DD BE problems

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I have just bought 2x EK 7970 backplates to fit on my XFX DD BE cards,. and the m3 x 8 screws do not match the threads on the stock air cooler (I`m not water cooling, just bought these to cover the pcb).. does anyone know the correct screw size i need???
post #2 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by NathG79 View Post

I have just bought 2x EK 7970 backplates to fit on my XFX DD BE cards,. and the m3 x 8 screws do not match the threads on the stock air cooler (I`m not water cooling, just bought these to cover the pcb).. does anyone know the correct screw size i need???

EK backplate is for EK waterblock only. YOU will have to figure out what screws YOU need and YOU will have to mod the EK backplate to mount on.
The 3930
(26 items)
 
Junior's 3930
(22 items)
 
DATA/HTPC
(20 items)
 
  hide details  
Reply
The 3930
(26 items)
 
Junior's 3930
(22 items)
 
DATA/HTPC
(20 items)
 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 6
Like Tsm106 said the backplate it designed to fit the water block. You need to find same screws and the cooler but a bit longer. Sucks that AMD does not have something like eVGA which offers things like backplates for air cooled cards. You could give EK a email and ask them for help.
Ishimura
(21 items)
 
Silent Knight
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX eVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 16GB DDR3-2400MHz CL10 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Toshiba X300 5TB Corsair H100i GTX eVGA Hybrid Water Cooler  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
4x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC 4K Razer BlackWidow Chroma  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
eVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 Define Nano S Logitech G502 Proteus Core PECHAM Gaming Mouse Pad XX-Large 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Audioengine D1 DAC Mackie CR Series CR3 Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 598 
Audio
Sony XB950BT 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
EK-FC7970 XSPC RS360 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Corsair TX750 
Case
NZXT Switch 810  
  hide details  
Reply
Ishimura
(21 items)
 
Silent Knight
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 3770K @ 4.6GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX eVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 16GB DDR3-2400MHz CL10 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB Toshiba X300 5TB Corsair H100i GTX eVGA Hybrid Water Cooler  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
4x GentleTyphoon AP-15 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Philips Brilliance BDM4065UC 4K Razer BlackWidow Chroma  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
eVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3 Define Nano S Logitech G502 Proteus Core PECHAM Gaming Mouse Pad XX-Large 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Audioengine D1 DAC Mackie CR Series CR3 Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Sennheiser HD 598 
Audio
Sony XB950BT 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 955 @ 4.2GHz ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB @ 1200/1500 2x 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 60GB WD Caviar Green 1.5TB 2 x Seagate Barracuda 2TB XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
EK-FC7970 XSPC RS360 Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Corsair TX750 
Case
NZXT Switch 810  
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 6
Local tool shop? Rona or some depot might be able to find some correct thread screws and don't worry about the length. You can use a Dremel to cut it shorter.
ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS
(11 items)
 
≡ Snowbaru ≡
(17 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 7700HQ GTX 1080 Max-Q 16GB DDR4 2400MHz 512GB PCIE G3 x4 NVME 512GB M.2 SSD 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 15.6" Matte IPS HD 120Hz NVIDIA G-SYNC ASUS Aura Core 230w PSU 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G602 Logitech G440 Logitech G933 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
Other
5HP 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core i7 3930K 4.9Ghz Asus Sabertooth X79 EVGA GTX TITAN 1250Mhz KPE/Hybrid BIOS (SOLD) NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080 Ti Founder Edition 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
32GB Samsung 30nm 2400Mhz OCZ Vertex 4 Samsung 850 EVO 13000GB HDDs 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EKWB Custom Watercooling, XSPC, Bitpower, Primo... Windows 10 Pro x64 (1607) ASUS PG278Q G-SYNC (2560x1440) Logitech G910 Onion Spark 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 Gold Fractal Design Define S Logitech G502 Logitech G440 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Logitech G933 Xbox One Controller Asus RT-AC68U Hitron CDA3 
  hide details  
Reply
ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS
(11 items)
 
≡ Snowbaru ≡
(17 items)
 
 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 7700HQ GTX 1080 Max-Q 16GB DDR4 2400MHz 512GB PCIE G3 x4 NVME 512GB M.2 SSD 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 15.6" Matte IPS HD 120Hz NVIDIA G-SYNC ASUS Aura Core 230w PSU 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G602 Logitech G440 Logitech G933 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
5HP 5HP 5HP 5HP 
Other
5HP 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core i7 3930K 4.9Ghz Asus Sabertooth X79 EVGA GTX TITAN 1250Mhz KPE/Hybrid BIOS (SOLD) NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080 Ti Founder Edition 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
32GB Samsung 30nm 2400Mhz OCZ Vertex 4 Samsung 850 EVO 13000GB HDDs 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
EKWB Custom Watercooling, XSPC, Bitpower, Primo... Windows 10 Pro x64 (1607) ASUS PG278Q G-SYNC (2560x1440) Logitech G910 Onion Spark 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA 850G2 Gold Fractal Design Define S Logitech G502 Logitech G440 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Logitech G933 Xbox One Controller Asus RT-AC68U Hitron CDA3 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 6
M2,5 x 8mm fits the "XFX R7970" backplates from EK for anyone wondering... different coolers from different manufacturers may use different size and length screws.

Use this chart if you need screws for you specific card. It tells you the available metric screw sizes. Try to get tapered heads so they fit neatly into the counter-sunk holes on the backplate.

http://www.engineersedge.com/hardware/metric-external-thread-sizes1.htm

450

Above are OP's cards after I helped him find the proper screw size thumb.gif

Looks slick smile.gif
post #6 of 6
May i please ask:
Aside from the great improvements in looks (i am working on a sidewindow for my CM690II advanced to show the mechanical intestines of my machine XD).

How did it affect your cooling (performance) compared to a non-backplate?
and how do you expect it helps in life-time *added mechanical stiffness?*.

With kind regards, Alienus.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Water Cooling
Overclock.net › Forums › Cooling › Water Cooling › Mounting EK 7970 Backplate on stock XFX 7970 DD BE problems