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post #1 of 8
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I have a regular XSPC CPU block and my motherboard has some components on the back of the CPU Slot.. Don't ask me why.. but the mounting plate for my block doesn't sit flush because of it.

http://www.pcper.com/files/review/2013-05-07/03-board-back-socket_1.jpg

Are there other mounting plates I could purchase or is there a better work around for this? Perhaps some kind of padded thermal tape?

Anyone have any better suggestions?
Edited by gl0ry - 6/1/13 at 9:14am
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post #2 of 8
I hate when manufacturers do this. The easiest thing would be to find someone w/ a dremel and modify the backplate.
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post #3 of 8
Are you saying the CPU waterblock is not sitting flush with the cpu itself? I don't think you need to worry about the back mobo being flush with the cpu block brackets. Don't quote me on this though.
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post #4 of 8
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im talking about the backplate strictly. It doesn't sit flush on the back. I'm not sure if the block will get affected, I'm more worried about damaging/crushing the things where my plate is going.
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Edit: Uhh strangest 2 post bug ever!
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post #6 of 8
Dang, well sorry I can't be of much help. I guess lowfat is pointing ya in a good direction. Try and get a dremel and flatten out that backplate. Have you contacted anyone from MSI about how to get around this?
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post #7 of 8
I ran in to the same issue in a different way. I already had the backplate from an Antec Kuhler 620 on my mobo when I got my XSPC Raystorm so I kept the Raystorm backplate in the box and used the already installed 620 backplate. I eventually used the XSPC backplate to install that same Kuhler 620 to an ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3. I got the unit mounted and the temps are well within reason (2500K @ 4.2GHz, ~66C) and it's still running strong 6 months later. As long as your CPU isn't putting out crazy temps (i.e. 30, 32, 52, 54 on the cores) then it should be Ok. Just be sure your cores are within a few C of each other or else your block may not be sitting flush.

Edit: Incase it wasn't implied, the backplate did not fit flush on the Pro3 Gen3.
   
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post #8 of 8
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no, the only logical thing I've come up with is buying some nice thick insulated thermal pads and just making a square behind the motherboard where the plate is going, so that it will provide as a shock absorber. Don't know where I can find it locally though.. Don't have a dremel or know anyone with one.
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