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i am wondering can i use the universal backplate for 1155 socket? or not?
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post #2 of 10
I think so yea
But to be sure check the Manual that came with the block
Or just take the bacplate and place it on the mobo
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post #3 of 10
Yes, the backplate supports all recent intel sockets. IE:

775, 1366, 1156, 1155

As well as AM2/AM3/939.
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post #4 of 10
Sorry to bump this but has anyone noticed that you can't fit the backplate on correctly because of the two screw heads on the bottom of the socket? I'm going to cut a couple of holes on the EPDM rubber. I could have sworn EK did that rev. 2 blocks.
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Sorry to bump this but has anyone noticed that you can't fit the backplate on correctly because of the two screw heads on the bottom of the socket? I'm going to cut a couple of holes on the EPDM rubber. I could have sworn EK did that rev. 2 blocks.
I'm pretty sure that if you rotate the backplate it will solve this problem, no?
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post #6 of 10
I have one currently installed with no problems at all.
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
I'm pretty sure that if you rotate the backplate it will solve this problem, no?
It blocks it on either direction. I simply removed some of the rubber so that it could fit. Easy fix.

The other issue I had was with my Danger Den Torture Rack. Stupid motherboard tray was designed way before LGA 1156. When I was using my pan head screws, they would touch the acrylic causing it to scratch easily. I fixed it by using the screws provided by EK but I hate using countersink screws.
post #8 of 10
I'm not even using the backplate...
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Originally Posted by b0sse View Post
I'm not even using the backplate...
might want to use it. i think its used to keep the board from warping from over tightening screws.
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by SimpleTech View Post
It blocks it on either direction. I simply removed some of the rubber so that it could fit. Easy fix.

The other issue I had was with my Danger Den Torture Rack. Stupid motherboard tray was designed way before LGA 1156. When I was using my pan head screws, they would touch the acrylic causing it to scratch easily. I fixed it by using the screws provided by EK but I hate using countersink screws.
That's why they used countersunk screws - because of the reduced profile.
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