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Great guide!!
You've done a lot of work and compiled it all into one nice and clean guide!!
I smell another sticky
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Nice guide!!!!
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Thanks, just figured I'd summarize my journey over the last couple of months.
    
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Nice guide..I'd just add to it that its not only the Fuzion blocks that should be checked..Some have hanging shavings and bent and broken pins...I think I already told you about the guy who came through getting crap temp's and when he took his block apart there was a piece of packing peanut clogging it up...
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Well done! And the original Apogee WB's were notorious for mill tailings and bent pins. But to be fair most retail WB's could employ far better quality checks.
  
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Needs a bump......This is in the stickies guys, might be a good link for the new guys having temp troubles.
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Haha Thanks Ira, I was just searching for this exact topic
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Haha Thanks Ira, I was just searching for this exact topic
Hey NP, Glad it helped you a little! Glad Martin took the time to make it to!..

Always really work your box around to work air out, slap your rad or shake it if you can to work out all the small bubbles and do at least 4 or 5 re-mounts over a couple of weeks time then work it back down to the lowest temp that you had.

Re-mounts can make a big difference, the more you do the better you'll get at it. Play around with mounting pressure to, some mobo's like a hard mount, some a light, thats just something you have to play around with to get tweaked right.

Adding a ounce of glycerin or a drop or two of blue "Dawn" dish-soap to your loop will help you to bleed faster to, they are both a surfactant or water wetter and break the waters surface tension, that lets all those little micro bubbles come of the tubing/block walls and lets the coolant get down in all the nooks and crannies. Don't over use either one or it can hurt your temp's, a little goes a long way.

I make my own back-plates out of 3/8" HDPE, you can buy it on eBay cheap or just cut up a white cutting board. Use 6-32 all thread rod for your studs, if you make one a inch or two longer then the others it's easier to stab your block on it. A thin piece of neoprene or a old rubber mouse pad is a good thing to put between it and the mobo to cushion it a little. I really like them because it makes it easier ot get a real good block mount with one.

Once you get the hang of it theres nothing to it, just a little practice is all it takes!











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