Originally Posted by Scorpion667
It's not a big deal if the spread doesn't reach the corners, because the Raystorm block is purposely designed to be covex to counteract the fact that most IHS's are concave =P. The primary point of contact is right in the middle. You can see it on your Q9300 spread, look at the transparent parts center, middle and top. Sides look thicker in consistency because the block doesn't put much pressure there by design. This design works VERY well for 1155 and 1150 socket chips.
As far as the LED, maybe you can get it out still. I had that exact issue when removing the plastic faceplate on my H220 block which has two notches that are glued in. One of them broke halfway as i pulled. What I did was put a metal pin smaller than the hole in the freezer. Used a blowdryer to heat the acetal/plexi around the hole. Took out the cold pin from the freezer and hold it against the bit that you're trying to remove (don't push on hard, it'll get stuck even harder). Idea is to have the hole hot (expand) and pin/LED cold(contract). Then take a needle/safety pin and heat it up with a lighter till it's almost red. Insert it in the pin/led at a 45 degree angle and wait a second till it cools then pull straight up, using the 45 degree angle as leverage to pull that sucker out. Make sure when you melt through the LED, that you don't go too far in or stab yourself as you pull out the needle. If it doesnt work first time, repeat the hot/cold shabang. Not sure I would risk it but if XSPC has no resolution, it's worth a shot.
Loving the color scheme. Any plans to add another rad and vga block?
Wow thanks for the information on the raystorm black +rep for that. I also accidently stuck my thumb on the cpu and didn't notice it till after i took the picture. looked down at my phone to find mx4 on the screen. It didn't really make much of a difference cuz thats still what it looked like.
I'm pretty sure i superglued that led in there because it kept sliding out and it was pissing me off. was gonna do it on my cpu block too but now i'm really glad i didn't. i'll probably just like stick a smaller led into the cavity i made and maybe like tape it there or something.
On a side note, you can get a needle redhot with just a light? i'd think you would need something hotter.
And working on cable management behind the tray right now, i'll post a pic when i'm done.
Probably gonna go to bed fairly soon, gotta work tommorow(well technically today now) and my SSD is supposed to get here.
need to get windows 7 onto a flash drive