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Recommend a new CPU water block with a back plate mounting style.

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Budget not extremly limited, but nothing crazy expensive.

Either i have extremely bad luck or my HeatKIller 1156 has killed 3+ motherboards now. First EVGA board was legit DOA i test with stock cooler first. 2nd EVGA board worked for about 6 hours with my water block and then killed it self and the i7. Then i got an i5 3570k and a ASRock Z77 OC Formula, which posted fine with the stock cooler, and then i installed it into case with stock cooler still worked, installed my waterblock and went to install windows didn't post. I feel the mounting system puts to much pressure on the board and is breaking them or im just extremly unlucky. My current block has just 4 small nuts on the back that hold a threaded standoff thing down, and when its hand tightened i can see the board flexing pretty bad, and the area where the nuts are look like its about to rip though the board, not even tightened with a wrench yet.

So im looking for something that will work with 1155 socket, and has one of those metal backplate things like most air coolers have, they seem to put less pressure on boards, and i like how they mount better anyways.
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If you are looking for a budget CPU block which is in the top 5 then the xspc block is the one to look at. It's quite a bit cheaper than the competition and is well built. I have used one for the past year or so and am quite happy with it. It's the xspc ray storm btw.
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if you have the heatkiller 3.0 you could of course go for the cheapest option which is getting a backplate for your waterblock:
http://www.aquatuning.nl/product_info.php/info/p7475_Watercool-Backplate-LGA-1155-1156-M4.html
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^ I agree with getting a backplate but if you decide to get another waterblock.

The Swiftech Apogee HD has the best/easiest mounting system I've seen with a waterblock imo.

Its a backplate that goes on the back of the motherboard then you just put the waterblock screw thread through and screw the wateblock on.


Edited by ivoryg37 - 6/21/13 at 9:03am
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The Apogee definitely has the most user-friendly mounting system. It's basically foolproof.

The XSPC Raystorm, EK Supremacy and Koolance CPU-380i all perform marginally better (very marginally really) but don't have quite as easy a mounting system (though they all include backplates and aren't very difficult).

Those would be the 4 I would direct someone towards. My 2cents.gif
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http://www.jab-tech.com/swiftech/swiftech-apogee-hd-high-performance-4-port-cpu-waterblock-black-intel/amd-ready-apogee-hd-bk/
http://www.jab-tech.com/pump-accessories/xspc-acrylic-tank-reservoir-for-laing-d5/

I think ill be getting a Apogee HD, and on the same order i think im gonna get a new res/pump top im running stock mcp655 and all the new motherboards with this huge 250ML Advanced EK tube res my case is really cramped again. The new motherboard covers up the cable managment holes beside my res, and the tube res covers the set made for EATX boards.
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