I tried to Direct Die mount my 9900K this weekend, it seems that either there is a spacing issue with my GB Aorus Master z390 + Corsair XC7 Waterblock, or I need some kind of different posts. It seems to not make great contact with the block. It "seems" like it is hitting the caps by the socket, but its hard to tell looking straight down at it. cleaned everything off, tried a bit of Kryonaut to see what kind of pressure I was getting, and despite having the Rockitcool mounting plate, it just "barely" pushed and spread the thermal pastedown.
Anyone here with a similar setup might be able to chime in, I hope, anything board-specific I am missing? or am I just SOL with the XC7 block and a Z390 master?
I know EK sold an adapter type kit with different sized screws for Ivy (Naked IVY I think?) but I didnt think it would be compatible.
Last edited by Deathtech00; 08-05-2019 at 11:17 AM.