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post #11 of 21
Ah nice one Martin, will try one of those out next time I get a 680i here to play with!!

The EK Block is a ***** to fit, you've gotta reverse mount the bolts and then cut them down to size to stop them hittin the mobo tray.
The Swiftech block is just plain ugly so I'll deffo try grab a DD Block!
    
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post #12 of 21
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Hey guys thanks for all the support... So my choice #1 would be the MPC-Universal Chipset Block but martin said something that he had to change it a little... how little did you chance it martin? I was thinking maybe getting a 3rd graphic card just not sure yet as new mobos and video cards are coming up, but in the case of having a 3rd card at that blue slot will the MPC-Universal Chipset Block be a problem? Same thing with that Swiftech Block by the way that pic looks great... but my choice #2 would be the one ira mention above... that looks good to me too and i guess if i cant go water on the sb i would take that Enzotech SLF-1 instead of that little fan i saw...

hey i have another questin i have seen a lot of people using those little heat sink on they mobo, does that do any good? i would like to get some if doess can u recommend me some?

thanks again to everyone...
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You mean like those I had on my v-reg's? I used these and they really stick on well to, they are pressure sensitive you don't need any heat to make them stick...I had to RMA that mobo and I had a heck of a time getting them off with-out bending them up......I hadn't stuck them on in that pic yet up there they were still sliding around then...Pretty good price on them to....Enzotech BMR-C1 Forged Copper BGA Ramsinks
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post #14 of 21
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yup that's the ones ^^ thanks ira.... it looks good on that mobo =] i might get some to try

Martin give me a heads up on that danger den universal block if its too big, too dificult or something like that... thank's.
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post #15 of 21
I don't think you can use that cooler. It just mounts on to the stock heatsink, it doesn't mount to the SB at all.

Pickup an Evercool, or one of the HR-05 IFX (SLI or regular depending on your configuration) the HR-05 can be run passively, the SB is that cool.

Very nice work Martin! and very pretty board/ blocks as well. Did you test for Northbridge temps too?
    
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i watercool the NB and have that little eVGA fan on my SB. if you dont wanna spend much, i would get the little fan. works fine
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I don't think you can use that cooler. It just mounts on to the stock heatsink, it doesn't mount to the SB at all.

Pickup an Evercool, or one of the HR-05 IFX (SLI or regular depending on your configuration) the HR-05 can be run passively, the SB is that cool.

Very nice work Martin! and very pretty board/ blocks as well. Did you test for Northbridge temps too?
which cooler you mean? the wb by dd or the one ira posted about or the little fan?

just so i can be sure of which one you are talking about....

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post #18 of 21
The Danger Den block should work without any block mods if you get the brass top version. The brass top version has a thinner top, so all you should have to do is use a nice short panhead type bolt on the top bolt, or cut one down just barely long enough and use a thin nut to bolt it down.

The acrylic top was too tall, so I had to cut it down a little.

Before:


After modification:


The 680i just puts that top mounting hole in a really bad place, most blocks take a little work. I would definately recommend the brass top (1/4" thickness) instead of 3/8" thickness of the acrylic top...plus it's all metal and will last forever that way.

Then you could just go to home depot and buy some panhead (round head or something low profile) type 4-40 bolts and reverse that top bolt or both. I chose to cut the bolt down and use a thin nut so I could remove the block if needed without removing the motherboard.

Anyhow, it's a nice block.
    
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post #19 of 21
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so just one question that brass top version I can get on dd too rght? when i go chipset wb -> universal chipset wb -> choose the brass top from the drop down list, is that the one you are talking about? thanks a lot man....


now which are the best fitting? d-tek? dd? ek? I also have seen some like that one in the picture marcus000

which one you guys recommend?


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You mean like those I had on my v-reg's? I used these and they really stick on well to, they are pressure sensitive you don't need any heat to make them stick...I had to RMA that mobo and I had a heck of a time getting them off with-out bending them up......I hadn't stuck them on in that pic yet up there they were still sliding around then...Pretty good price on them to....Enzotech BMR-C1 Forged Copper BGA Ramsinks


Hey ira i got those ramsink that you mention, but where to add then to the mb? do I have to remove anything in order to put them?

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