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Here are my pictures of my build after some minor updates. I'm just wondering if any of y'all have mounted your apogee-xt in a similar fashion to how I did. Some of the shots aren't that great but its the best I could do with the camera I'm working with(Canon PowerShot A470). Hope you enjoy!

























CPU Block: Swiftech Apogee-XT
Radiator: Swiftech MCR320-QP
Pump: Swiftech MCP655
Reservoir: Swiftech MCRes
Tubing: Clearflex 60 1/2ID 3/4OD
Coolant: Feser One(noob mistake)
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So am I the only one who had trouble getting a perfect mount with the Swiftech Apogee-XT? Every time I tried to mount it, I had to put pressure on one corner first which would cause all the thermal paste to be squished to the other side. I eventually grew tired of this and made my own mount with bolts from lowes and the backplate with the nuts drilled out. Now I am able to easily get a perfect mount every time and I don't have to worry about the backplate stripping anymore.
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Intel X25-M 80GB, WD Caviar Black 1TB, WD CG 2TB Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Asus 24", ViewSonic 22" Saitek Cyborg 
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last try
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Wish I could help man, but I'm only starting to put a parts list together for a loop.

That being said, I would potentially try using some kind of clamping method to put it in place before attempting any screws.
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OCZ Vertex 2 60gb, 3x640gb Black, 2x1Tb Blacks LG DVD Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit BenQ 2400W 1920x1200 
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