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Backing Plate Mod for the FuZion

post #1 of 13
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Here's a cheap and simple mod that will help you get the most out of a waterblock mount.

The waterblock here is a FuZion but it works with any block or HS.

First of all don't be a lazy chump! Open your FuZion and deslag the upper O ring.





That will take all of a minute...


You can get into washers, and nozzles and bowing the block yaday yada... but none of that is going to do what this mod does...


Typical FuZion mount...


Can you see that 1/8" bow? In a month it will be just about permanent and a lot more than that...


Can you see how this is effecting MOSFET heatsink already? The chips in the middle arealmost getting an airgap...


This is a backing plate from a T.R.U.E. The Fuzion screws thread right into it. Don't use the plastic washers!


THe backingplate was pretty cheap. I bought a dozen at once from TankGuys for my client builds and lil boutique.


No need for washers etc..the TRUE plate is perfect for the LGA 775 socket and fits like a dream.


Now the MOSFET cooler (Viper John) does make the board bow a touch there and really there is no good remedy for this...the backing plate would have to be really narrow and hence bendy...


But now the FuZion is not aggravating the problem...and you don't need to crank down the thumbnuts nearly as hard to get a secure mount.


And there you have it...

Hope that helps!
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post #2 of 13
Great tip CD.
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Is there a place where you can buy just the TRUE backplate?
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Yes from me.

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post #5 of 13
I've already done this with the backing plate from a Tuniq Tower 120 (AFAIK it's indentical to that one)... mainly because the backplate was permanently stuck on already. It works quite nicely, but it's a real pain screwing the entire length of those 4 bolts through them though.
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Good one CD......And easy to make....I wouldn't use a board with-out a back-plate...
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post #7 of 13
Nice.

I need to remember this when I go to water.
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post #8 of 13
is this for v1 or v2? or is it for both?
sorry for my lack of knowledge
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post #9 of 13
v2 comes with a backplate, AFAIK.
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Yep this is really for those who already have the V1 or some other block that could use some help. I gotta hand it to d-Tek they made a number of useful improvements on an already excellent product.
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