Originally Posted by TK421
How large is the cutout on the SC version's baseplate?
I'd imagine that the FE Reference edition would have to cut the baseplate to mount a thermosphere.
Regarding the cutting mod, I researched the original picture of a thermosphere
Wouldn't the "mod" take away the mounting pressure and some structural integrity of the waterblock?
Yeah, thats not going to work without taking off the baseplate...maybe the Supremacy GPU block but even thats a stretch. Problem is the mounting holes with the baseplate are going to keep it from making contact. Don't see a way to make it work without taking the baseplate off, maybe someone else does. Your best option is probably a full cover block. Don't cut the baseplate, I'd imagine that would void your warranty.
As far as mounting pressure and structural integrity with modding the thermosphere, no it still tightens up just the same...its a metal bracket held down with metal screws...never had a problem securing it as designed.Edited by SynchroSCP - 6/11/16 at 11:26pm