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post #1 of 6
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Hi there,

Please can you help?

I've just finished building a watercooled monster however before switching on I've got a query since I don't want a bang!

I'm using an EK Supreme water block on a Q6600 with ASUS P5K Premium.

I thought I'd use a Zalman retention plate (775) that I already had laying about to provide support. I've just noticed that 1 or 2 of the bolts that hold it to the underside of the motherboard (and provide threads for securing water block on topside) are touching the case (under the motherboard).

Please could someone tell me if this is going to be a problem, i.e. will it short etc?

Thanks,
Astutus

P.S I really do want to switch it on .....
post #2 of 6
It shouldn't be a problem since the mounting holes aren't part on any circuit.
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post #3 of 6
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Hey thanks for the swift reply DuckieHo.

Thinking about it that makes perfect sense, thanks. I've been out of the game for a while (can't believe it's been over 2 years since my last build) and didn't want it to go bang.

I've just had another look and double checked. They are definitely touching since the water block is now earthed. Is this going to be ok?
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should be fine, i use a simular retention plate on my other setup
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post #5 of 6
I will second or third or fourth that notion! I don't think it'll hurt anything at all as my old DFI AGP board was missing its backplate and screws, so I bought some bolts from Home Deopt and they touched like you're describing. Board worked perfectly fine till I ditched it.
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post #6 of 6
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Thanks guys.

Being a bit of a perfectionist I removed the motherboard last night. I counter sunked the holes in the plate so that the bolts fit almost flush. I also used thinner washers. Put it back together and held my breath.

Thanks again, job done phew. Now to the business of overclocking ....
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