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Koolance VID-NX680 Water Block mounting issue warped PCB

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Hey,

I’m hoping someone can help I've recently mounted my Koolance VID-NX680 Water Block to my Galaxy GeForce GTX 680 2GB and I’m experiencing some warping on one side of the PCB. I haven’t overly tightened the screws and before I bought the card I double checked the PCB was of reference design via cooling configurator. It looks like maybe one of the mosfets is pushing up on the PCB causing it to bend? What do you guys think I should do? Has anyone experiencing something similar with this block and card combination before? Pretty depressing lol

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From the photo you have posted, it looks as if the card isn't being supported correctly and it's bending from it's own weight in the slot. Just what it looks like from here though.
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try to :
-get all the screws slightly loose
-lay card on flat surface
-tighten screws one by one in cross pattern,start with screws farthest away from DIE
hope this helps

EDIt; some PCB tents to bend after a while ,Koolance blocks are one of my favorites because they don't weigh as much as some others,you can support the cards from the bottom on the mean time just cut a piece of tubing to exact length for support if you paranoid this will deform your card (it doesn't look bad tho)
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