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EK-MOSFET MSI X99 XPower - Mounting Issue Case Labs SMA8

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re: MSI X99A Xpower AC - MB / EK Mosfet WaterBlock / Case Labs SMA8

As the pictures show there is a incompatibility issue with the aforementioned components. Im looking for any help resolving the issue.

There is a thick bar above the waterblock that extends to high and also a mounting plate below the MB that also extends to high and is too thick. Not sure why these parts were designed with such a enormous copper ring that extends past the PCB.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, perhaps the M Power block would work it appears to have the exact same mounting config just without the bar.




Edited by NYSE - 10/29/15 at 8:11am
post #2 of 10
Where does it hit?

This block was made to fit under standard height motherboard standoffs.
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It will fit under the board. However, with the CL SMA8 it will not work. If it was like the M Power block it wouldn't be a problem. The problem is the bar that extends past the motherboard.
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post #5 of 10
I think you have to mod the case
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post #6 of 10
Decided to mod the EK block.
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post #7 of 10
Gl! Show us some pics I am thinking about an msi board. May be doing x99 idk. WA r a x
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post #8 of 10
@akira749 What is the purpose of that bar extending past the motherboard. The M Power doesn't have it. Just trying to understand why it was made that way. Thanks! thumb.gif
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post #9 of 10
It looks like it makes contact with a plate that covers the back of the vrms. Which in essence cools the back of the boards vrms
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@akira749 What is the purpose of that bar extending past the motherboard. The M Power doesn't have it. Just trying to understand why it was made that way. Thanks! thumb.gif

Wondering the same. I had machine shop cut to proper spec and once mounted saw really no purpose for the outer bar to be there. Thankfully mounted well with the mod and looks good, just unfortunate had to spend more money to get it to work.

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