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So I uninstalled and reinstalled the nickel plated back plate, my card was squealing like there was no tomorrow both times in 3dmark11. Reinstalled my old black ek back plate, no squealing. The problem is that the nickel one is nickel plated at the stand offs where there needs to be a ground to the pcb.

I could sand down the stand offs to get to metal, that might work. Kind of thinking the black one looks better anyways.
    
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Still not complete, but getting close. Rig is up and running and temps under full load never hit 40C on both CPU and GPU. Ambient in the room is 30C or so (wifey is always cold!). Thought I would post up these pics for now and post completed when all the little stuff I want to do is done.

EK Supremacy EVO - EK970 TFX - EK Coolstream PE 480 - Asus Maximus VIII Formula w/ integrated EK block - EK CSQ rotaries - EK Vardar F3's x 8

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post #14483 of 20975
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Still not complete, but getting close.

Looking great...!

Quick question regarding the Formula VIII.... Does the very top G1/4" port on the VRM cooling block essentially line up dead centre with regards to the CPU's vertical centre line or is it offset slightly? - a tad too hard to tell from various photos that I have seen.

I don't have my Formula VIII as yet and was curious as to whether I can connect a dead straight hardline connection from the VRM block down to the CPU (providing I rotate the CPU block 90 degrees as compared to yours).

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post #14484 of 20975
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Looking great...!

Quick question regarding the Formula VIII.... Does the very top G1/4" port on the VRM cooling block essentially line up dead centre with regards to the CPU's vertical centre line or is it offset slightly? - a tad too hard to tell from various photos that I have seen.

I don't have my Formula VIII as yet and was curious as to whether I can connect a dead straight hardline connection from the VRM block down to the CPU (providing I rotate the CPU block 90 degrees as compared to yours).

Thanks...

Thanks Costas! Following your build closely!

Just took a look at mine (tried to get a pic for you but tubing is in the way) but it looks like the top VRM port is in a perfect line with the center of the CPU block.

Just a heads up also, I had to use a small extender for my compression fitting on the top VRM port because the plastic VRM cover is taller than the port. Here is a pic for reference:


This is probably my only compliant with this board, otherwise it's perfect!
    
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post #14485 of 20975
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Still not complete, but getting close. Rig is up and running and temps under full load never hit 40C on both CPU and GPU. Ambient in the room is 30C or so (wifey is always cold!). Thought I would post up these pics for now and post completed when all the little stuff I want to do is done.

EK Supremacy EVO - EK970 TFX - EK Coolstream PE 480 - Asus Maximus VIII Formula w/ integrated EK block - EK CSQ rotaries - EK Vardar F3's x 8
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Maybe its just me, but I'm not quite sure how that drain port is supposed to work... headscratch.gif
 
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it looks like the top VRM port is in a perfect line with the center of the CPU block.

Just a heads up also, I had to use a small extender for my compression fitting on the top VRM port because the plastic VRM cover is taller than the port.

Thanks for that - I'll keep in mind the extender issue...
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Maybe its just me, but I'm not quite sure how that drain port is supposed to work... headscratch.gif

If your talking about the valve, that's not a drain port. I fill from the top of the reservoir so that's to block the return. Not the most ideal and will definitely make some changes next rebuild.
    
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post #14488 of 20975
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[/SPOILER]

Maybe its just me, but I'm not quite sure how that drain port is supposed to work... headscratch.gif

If your talking about the valve, that's not a drain port. I fill from the top of the reservoir so that's to block the return. Not the most ideal and will definitely make some changes next rebuild.

Forgive me please, but still confused, what return are you blocking? Why would coolant try to defy gravity and shoot out the top of the res port? Also, the MMRS has a specific drain/fill port top you can get in case you weren't aware.
 
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Forgive me please, but still confused, what return are you blocking? Why would coolant try to defy gravity and shoot out the top of the res port? Also, the MMRS has a specific drain/fill port top you can get in case you weren't aware.

Haha, yeah I know, I got the wrong top. That is my return so when I fill i close the valve then shutdown the pump, remove that top hose and fill from that same port. This is all just temporary until a rebuild as with the MMRS I cant just change tops without draining everything.
    
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Forgive me please, but still confused, what return are you blocking? Why would coolant try to defy gravity and shoot out the top of the res port? Also, the MMRS has a specific drain/fill port top you can get in case you weren't aware.

Haha, yeah I know, I got the wrong top. That is my return so when I fill i close the valve then shutdown the pump, remove that top hose and fill from that same port. This is all just temporary until a rebuild as with the MMRS I cant just change tops without draining everything.

Ah, I'm a little slow but the light bulb eventually goes off, I gotcha now, thanks for the clarification.
 
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