Originally Posted by skupples
That is weird too... I haven't had any issues with my back plates. They use like 4 screws on the short blocks + 2 more screws w/ nut+washer on the back of the card.
On the Classy block you've got seven(?) screws that connect the block to the PCB, four that pass through the back plate and PCB into the block, then two shorter screws go on the face of the card through the PCB and fasten the end of the back plate to the card.
Ultimately I think it boils down to inconsistencies in the manufacturing process of the screws. I think they'd be better off going with wafer head screws similar to those that come on the stock cooler.
Originally Posted by Jimhans1
Man, I've ordered 12 EK GPU blocks, 5 CPU blocks, 3 ram blocks, and 2 mobo blocks over the last 18 months from either EK directly or from FCPU, and have had zero issues with screws or standoffs, or anything else for that matter. Sucks that you are having issues. Wish there were some photos, maybe there is something being missed??
I'll have to take some photos of what I'm experiencing, I'm not absolving myself of any human error but I've built and rebuilt the water block several times now I would hope I'd pick up on it. Hahaha. I'll look at it again in the morning and see what I can come up with. Maybe I've just got no luck when it comes to this stuff.
Edit: Maybe it's because I got everything from PPCS because FCPU didn't have Plexi Classy blocks. Edited by Kranik - 3/29/14 at 12:25am