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i'm biuilding my first WC system. here's what should be arriving soon
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phobya inline temp sensor

got the razors and temp sensor in yesterdday, they look pretty well builtbut have threads projecting on the gpu side of the block. should i mill those down?


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post #2 of 18
Should be fun and keep you busy for a bit!

I wouldn't bother milling them down you could polish them up a bit if you like. Once you stick som good TIM on you'll be fine!
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post #3 of 18
Definitely don't mill those down, they are the standoffs that you screw into to attach the block to the graphics card.
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
Definitely don't mill those down, they are the standoffs that you screw into to attach the block to the graphics card.
lol i wouldn't mill the standoffs, the little metal spur to the right of the standoff is what i was talking about
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Originally Posted by kourgath View Post
lol i wouldn't mill the standoffs, the little metal spur to the right of the standoff is what i was talking about
Ah you confused me when you said this:

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they look pretty well builtbut have threads projecting on the gpu side of the block. should i mill those down?
Anyways, I would just leave it. The location of that spur won't affect cooling ability as it's not in contact with anything (Not in the VRM/MEM cooling area)
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post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by kourgath View Post
got the razors and temp sensor in yesterdday, they look pretty well builtbut have threads projecting on the gpu side of the block. should i mill those down? [/IMG]
Looks like they were just too cheap to deburr the threads they made. Yes, anything flaky like that should be removed.
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post #7 of 18
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yeah the other one didn't have any spurs... soo tempted to open em up and take a peek
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post #8 of 18
You should consider flushing them out, just in case there are any copper shavings lurking in the water channels.

You'd be surprised what gets left inside waterblocks and rads...always flush before filling.
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post #9 of 18
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sigh well, again i got screwed on the motherboard. i've called and confirmed they had a p67 mb with 4 seperate stores and ordered the mb. but when shipping time comes they cancelled. 1 was even off ebay.
luckily a local store has some p8p67-m pro's in stock and said they werent sending them back to asus so am going to pick it up now.
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post #10 of 18
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ok have the motherboard and cpu, case/memory/psu/gpu's arrive today via ups and the rest of the water cooling parts arrive tomorrow.
quick question. the passive cooling system on this board is a little weak, anyone know if there are wc blocks for these mofsets and chipset? they were supposed to be cooled by the cpu fanand case airflow. since i won't have a cpu fan i'm concerned those mofsets will get too warm
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