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I am trying to installing a thermaltake waterblock that came with the thermaltake 760i watercooling system. I was wondering is it necessary to install the metal panel (H-plate) that goes in the back of the MB with the thick padding that comes with plate? I ask this because my MB (Asus Rampage III Extreme) has a fixed (non-removable) plate already there where the H-plate goes, and when I install H-Plate with the thick padding the board sits unevenly on my case tray. Its fine if I remove the thick padding and use the thin plastic that came with the waterblock (installation of the block says to attach both the thin plastic via adhesive and the thick padding too). Would be alright if I just stick the thin plastic onto the metal plate and use it like that?

Image of the back of the board: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/rampage_3_extreme/images/23.htm

Image of the plate: http://www.thermaltake.com/product_gallery.aspx?PARENT_CID=C_00001291&id=C_00001292&name=LGA1366+Upgrade+Kit+for+L.C.S&ov=&ovid=&parent_cp=
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Yes, it will be fine. However I don't know why you have a Rampage III Extreme and Thermaltake watercooling. I would upgrade to the XSPC RS360 kit for $150. Thermaltake parts are known to be horrible and leaky.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12222/ex-wat-162/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit_Hot_Item.html
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55;11783230 
Yes, it will be fine. However I don't know why you have a Rampage III Extreme and Thermaltake watercooling. I would upgrade to the XSPC RS360 kit for $150. Thermaltake parts are known to be horrible and leaky.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12222/ex-wat-162/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit_Hot_Item.html


Thanks charliehorse55. This is my first water cooling rig I am putting together and went my a friends recommendation on the thermaltek. But I do like the one you posted.

Also should electrical tape the plate since I am no using the padding?
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i would never install a thermaltake watercooling kit on anything. Not worth risking the components for something that will perform worse than an aircooler. put back whatever aircooler u had, even if it's stock. That thing is complete and utter garbage. never take ur friend's advice again. Nearly all thermaltake parts are straight fail. It's cases are ok, psus mediocre, air coolers mediocre and watercooling parts god awful. Don't risk the integrity of ur setup by installing it PLEASE!

edit: all 1366 boards have that plate on the back. if it's not fitting correctly something is wrong. If you can just box up the thermaltake parts and return it.
 
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Thanks charliehorse55. This is my first water cooling rig I am putting together and went my a friends recommendation on the thermaltek. But I do like the one you posted.

Also should electrical tape the plate since I am no using the padding?

It's too bad that you bought that kit, ask anyone on this forum and they'll tell you it's garbage.

Anyways, you can cover the backplate in electrical tape if you wanted too, but it probably isn't necessary. As long as the backplate isn't touching any of the contact points on the motherboard it should be fine.
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55;11783425 
It's too bad that you bought that kit, ask anyone on this forum and they'll tell you it's garbage.

Anyways, you can cover the backplate in electrical tape if you wanted too, but it probably isn't necessary. As long as the backplate isn't touching any of the contact points on the motherboard it should be fine.

bingo as others have said xspc kit will be way better or if you want top of the line build a custom loop. Look in Sig on how to install water cooling.
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I <3 my XSPC cooling system, it is epic and sexy inside a Phantom.
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Thermaltake is crap, however, to give em a little credit, the bigwater 735 kit i took my current cpu block and rad from works awesome coupled with my xspc dual drive bay res/pump combo. maybe its the extra xspc stuff but i get waaay better than air cooling temps unquestionably, so fat italian stallion is wrong in that respect but hes right if youre talking bout 100% Tt stuff bc the fact that itll fail is worse than air, while it works itll beat air but Tt parts are not really that good. the pump that came with the kit was DOA and reviews said it even can catch fire! lol.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55;11783230 
Yes, it will be fine. However I don't know why you have a Rampage III Extreme and Thermaltake watercooling. I would upgrade to the XSPC RS360 kit for $150. Thermaltake parts are known to be horrible and leaky.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12222/ex-wat-162/XSPC_Rasa_750_RS360_Universal_CPU_Triple_Radiator_Water_Cooling_Kit_Hot_Item.html

Thanks again. I am returning the Tt and getting the one you pointed too.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55;11783425 
It's too bad that you bought that kit, ask anyone on this forum and they'll tell you it's garbage.

Anyways, you can cover the backplate in electrical tape if you wanted too, but it probably isn't necessary. As long as the backplate isn't touching any of the contact points on the motherboard it should be fine.

Yep ask anyone that kit is garbage... I would rather cool with nothing than with that piece of ****
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