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post #11 of 24
Well the only solution I have seen is this one

http://forums.anandtech.com/showpost.php?p=35155920&postcount=247

But 3mm seems too much to me
post #12 of 24
The die is lower than the retention bracket, so that offset doesn't really work.
You need to remove the retention or make a custom water block with the center of old plate extended into the retention bracket. I just made one for my Haswell.biggrin.gif
Edited by foxrena - 7/3/13 at 3:31pm
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post #13 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by FtW 420 View Post

The Maximus VI extreme was supposed to come with a retention bracket like this.

This is a good idea. thumb.gif
I will make one for my block.
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post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by foxrena View Post

The die is lower than the retention bracket, so that offset doesn't really work.
You need to remove the retention or make a custom water block with the center of old plate extended into the retention bracket. I just made one for my Haswell.biggrin.gif

Are you talking about this? http://forums.anandtech.com/showpost.php?p=35155920&postcount=247
or about the retention bracket mention in the first posts?
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by l0rdraiden View Post

Are you talking about this? http://forums.anandtech.com/showpost.php?p=35155920&postcount=247
or about the retention bracket mention in the first posts?

I referred to the anandatech picture. Opps ... I didn't see that it says the retention bracket is removed... The method is all right then!
I think the 2-3mm washer offset is to get correct mounting pressure.
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http://www.overclock.net/t/1302731/msi-z77-mpower-owners-club-all-things-mpower/2780_20#post_20147041

Put thermal pads around the die, mine were just a tad to thick in that pic for really good contact. It worked but the block couldnt compress the pads enough. What I think happens is with a bare die the pressue is in the center cause the pcb of the chip to bow in the center inward while the outer edges bow up and you get bad contact on some pins. I tried it direct, and with very little pressure it would boot. When I added pressure it wouldnt boot. With the pads on I cranked on the raystorm as tight as it would go and it booted every time. Just get pads that are .5mm (i think it was) and have a good compression ratio. Mine were to hard and wouldnt compress which resulted in not so great contact on the chip.
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post #17 of 24
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I wouldn't need the thermal pads if the Maximus VI Extreme does come with the special bracket.
post #18 of 24
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I wouldn't need the thermal pads if the Maximus VI Extreme does come with the special bracket.

Exactly, but I havent seen anyone actually get the bracket yet.
 
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post #19 of 24
This is the water block I made for direct die mounting. The center can go below the CPU retention bracket, therefore no need to remove the retention and it eliminates the risk of bad pin contact.




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post #20 of 24
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No dice, the Maximus VI Extreme does not come with the bracket. Where can I purchase the correct thermal pads? And is that all I need?
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