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Will this block work with the evga backplate? If not what screws do i need?
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post #2 of 16
Yes it works fine but you can only use the mounting points directly corresponding to the XSPC water block using the XSPC hardware.

The other mounting points are not needed imo and would require custom screws.
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Oh because the other screws would have nothing to tap into?
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post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by Thiefofspades View Post

Oh because the other screws would have nothing to tap into?

Yup they won't thread in to the water block at all since they are meant to thread in to the stock cooler.

As you can see on mine i am only using the water block required mounting points and everything makes contact and performs perfectly -

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Awesome thanks.
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post #6 of 16
Here you go. This should answer your question. Credit to Cheaptrick. (I'm not going to put a spoiler so you don't have to go to the OP)
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Originally Posted by Cheaptrick View Post

I just got my 2nd EVGA GTX 680 SC today (just waiting for my waterblock twin bridge & SLI bridge cable) so I took pictures on the backplate & waterblock install for you to follow as guide. I'm using (2) types of socket head screws, a smaller (4-40/1/4) & longer (4-40X3/8).
1st step:
Use smaller screws here & put the washers & nuts. Shorten screws a bet just enough for the screw nuts to hold on it.


Step 2:
Use smaller screws here & put the washers & nuts. No need to shorten the length of screws.


Step 3:
This part is the time you place the waterblock. Use the longer screws here. Shorten the screws similar to the length of the screws that come with the waterblock.

Step 4:
Use the screws that come with the waterblock.

Step 5:
Use the longer screws here. Shorten the screws similar to the length of the screws that come with the waterblock. Put plastic washers here.

The finished product:thumb.gif

I couldn't get hold of the screws he uses, so I improvised. And I highly recommend you using all the screw holes since that block is quite heavy. Even with all the screws, it still warps near the SLI connectors. Good luck. smile.gif
post #7 of 16
His block must be much heavier then mine because i have not noticed no warping issues at all.

And i am still lost why my 670 FTW back plate has a thermal pad underneath the E and the 680 back plate does not.

OP when you install your back plate please check for a thermal pad underneath the E as well.
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I do have one there.
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I do have one there.

Weird bro.

The 670 ftw has the same PCB as the 680 apparently so i wonder why the 680 back plate has no thermal pad there.

I don't mind it but at first i thought it was an eye sore lol!
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Well why is there even one there? Is there ram chips on the back of 4gb cards?
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