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Mounting waterblock without retention plate.

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I was wondering, I've ordered a EK supreme for an i7 system for a frend of mine. He has an Asus Rampage II.

The block doesn't come with a retention plate. I was wondering how sensitive motherboards are with regards mounting pressure in a case like this?
post #2 of 6
I would not want to test that out on a brand new 1366 Rampage...
You buy a backplate for really chap, they're all pretty much universal.

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Id try to find one personally... I had a Fuzion v1 on a board, and I tightened it down like it was supposed to be, and there was visible warping of the board. I know it wasnt giving the best temperatures it could have been, as when I did get a backplate, the temperatures were better, and the board didnt warp. If you ask me, it would be better to have one then not. The block probably wont crack the board or do it damage, but I dont like seeing my motherboard bend, EVER..
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Many people do not use a backplate, they are a good idea but not absolutely necessary for normal mounting pressures.
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post #5 of 6
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I've been ages looking for one to be honest, then I realised the EK have their own shop. Just checked it there and indeed they have one in stock. It's ordered now.

Wasn't sure if I needed one with special threads, but looks like I don't. Was really nervous about doing it, it's a bit silly selling blocks without them I was shocked to see how many don't have the retention plates included.
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i dont use one either... if my maximus II can handle it, the Rampage II can too.
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