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So i just finished my first water loop today, and its up and running. Something seemed odd on the water block though.

First, they have 3 pictured backplates for 2011/1366, 1155/1156, & 775

I needed the 1155/1156

Now the two backplates pictured that i did not need (2011/1366, 775) match the photo.


Now the only backplate that did not match the photo (1155/1156), im guessing was the correct one for my I5 3570K and Asrock Z77 Pro4 board?

The odd thing was the threads seemed a bit short from the CPU block to the backplate. I kind of had to push from the back of the backplate a bit to get the screws to catch. It also seemed like it was screwed down very tight after tightening everything down all the way.

Im new to this so im not sure if what im trying to describe is normal.

Here is a photo of my installed backplate (sorry for the crappy photo), however as you can see it does not match the photo


And the loop (Which im quite ecstatic about) biggrin.gif
post #2 of 12
Is the backplate flush against the motherboard? Is it hitting any components?
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did you try flipping the back plate upside down, the stock backplate for 1155/1156/1150 is different when comparing the top of it to the bottom of it.
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post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

did you try flipping the back plate upside down, the stock backplate for 1155/1156/1150 is different when comparing the top of it to the bottom of it.

Look at the photo and the cutout on the backplate for the 3 screws that are on the board. Flipping it would make no since.
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My max temps running IntelBurnTest with only 1 out of the 2 fans on the Rad running and the stock thermal paste that came with my water block @ 4.5GHz were 50C
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How thick is the radiator that you used? Did you have any issues mounting it in the roof? I ask because I am looking into building a custom loop of my own sometime in the nearish future, and I've heard that can be an issue with the Define R4.

Sorry for the offtopic.

The images on the product page show a mounting bracket very similar to your own, except with an empty middle where yours seems to be recessed with screw holes. Perhaps you have a recent revision, and the photographer was a little overzealous in his shooping.

http://www.xs-pc.com/products/waterblocks/cpu-waterblocks/raystorm-cpu-waterblock-intel/

Also, kudos on your new loop! thumb.gif /jelly
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post #7 of 12
Water loop looks great congrats, I'm panning to do a similar thing
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Originally Posted by hurleyef View Post

How thick is the radiator that you used? Did you have any issues mounting it in the roof? I ask because I am looking into building a custom loop of my own sometime in the nearish future, and I've heard that can be an issue with the Define R4.

Sorry for the offtopic.

The images on the product page show a mounting bracket very similar to your own, except with an empty middle where yours seems to be recessed with screw holes. Perhaps you have a recent revision, and the photographer was a little overzealous in his shooping.

http://www.xs-pc.com/products/waterblocks/cpu-waterblocks/raystorm-cpu-waterblock-intel/

Also, kudos on your new loop! thumb.gif /jelly

Thanks!
Radiator i used is a Black Ice GT Stealth 240
No issues but some things are tight. Was close but fits perfect.
BTW my backplate is the open middle, looks exactly like the one pictured on the link you posted.
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One thing that I've noticed on the Asrock boards is that the thru the board mounting holes are a little on the small size. What I do is take a drill bit one size larger and by hand make the hole larger. Then it's a lot easier to mount the backplate.
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Thanks!
Radiator i used is a Black Ice GT Stealth 240
No issues but some things are tight. Was close but fits perfect.
BTW my backplate is the open middle, looks exactly like the one pictured on the link you posted.

Thanks. smile.gif The internet says that that particular rad is 29.6mm thick, which seems fairly standard. I'm thinking about starting with something like that and then maybe mounting something ludicrously thick in the front later on when I add the gpu in.

Ok, cool, I had a little trouble with your pic. tongue.gif
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