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06-02-2019 10:45 AM
MaratRussian It is done! Ek z270i/370i fits the z390i
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Just dremeled off some metal off the top vrm “block”
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05-04-2019 12:32 AM
MaratRussian
Quote: Originally Posted by EKJake View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by MaratRussian View Post
As I understand the difference between z270i monoblock and z390i is the vrm heatsink which are bolted to the waterblock. If they are compatible is it possible to get an “upgrade” kit?
I'm about 95% the VRM section isn't interchangeable between them due to the initial design. You can check with support to verify, though. If it does fit, you might be able to purchase the VRM section alone, but I'm honestly not sure.
Probably the local milling shop will be my best friend) or the dermel
05-04-2019 12:03 AM
EKJake
Quote: Originally Posted by MaratRussian View Post
As I understand the difference between z270i monoblock and z390i is the vrm heatsink which are bolted to the waterblock. If they are compatible is it possible to get an “upgrade” kit?
I'm about 95% the VRM section isn't interchangeable between them due to the initial design. You can check with support to verify, though. If it does fit, you might be able to purchase the VRM section alone, but I'm honestly not sure.
05-03-2019 11:58 PM
MaratRussian
Quote: Originally Posted by EKJake View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by MaratRussian View Post
Hi unfortunatly my z370i died, thus it was sent to the seller and after few months they agreed on replacement, however they do not have z370i in stock, so they offered z390i instead, I've found some pictures of both boards without the heatsinks and it looks like z370i monoblock might fit on z390i
The only difference is in the VRM heatsink mounting hole next to EPS connector
what do you think?
Capacitors and VRMs are slightly different.

We're making a Z390I monoblock, but it's still a little ways off. Maybe end of May?
As I understand the difference between z270i monoblock and z390i is the vrm heatsink which are bolted to the waterblock. If they are compatible is it possible to get an “upgrade” kit?
05-03-2019 11:52 PM
EKJake
Quote: Originally Posted by MaratRussian View Post
Hi unfortunatly my z370i died, thus it was sent to the seller and after few months they agreed on replacement, however they do not have z370i in stock, so they offered z390i instead, I've found some pictures of both boards without the heatsinks and it looks like z370i monoblock might fit on z390i
The only difference is in the VRM heatsink mounting hole next to EPS connector
what do you think?
Capacitors and VRMs are slightly different.

We're making a Z390I monoblock, but it's still a little ways off. Maybe end of May?
04-26-2019 01:04 AM
MaratRussian Hi unfortunatly my z370i died, thus it was sent to the seller and after few months they agreed on replacement, however they do not have z370i in stock, so they offered z390i instead, I've found some pictures of both boards without the heatsinks and it looks like z370i monoblock might fit on z390i
The only difference is in the VRM heatsink mounting hole next to EPS connector
what do you think?
01-10-2019 03:26 AM
MaratRussian
Quote: Originally Posted by WiSK View Post
If you are easily able to buy or make the correct sized copper bar, then it's pretty easy to add it. I would not recommend liquid metal, thin paste is fine between copper bar and block (if it's the right height). Several extra thermal pads are included with the block.
probabbly go that way, LM would be an overkill
I've already bought different thickness thermal pads starting drom 0.5mm -1mm 1.5mm and 2mm. The distance between the waterblock and the chokes is around 4mm (as I measured) so 3 mm copper would be enough. it costs around $5 from aliexpress delivered to my door) https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/Tp9PW0i
01-09-2019 05:47 AM
WiSK
Quote: Originally Posted by MaratRussian View Post
Or it is all fine and does not worth the effort?
I don't believe it makes any difference to highest clocks you can achieve, maybe the lifespan of the chokes is improved.

If you are easily able to buy or make the correct sized copper bar, then it's pretty easy to add it. I would not recommend liquid metal, thin paste is fine between copper bar and block (if it's the right height). Several extra thermal pads are included with the block.
01-09-2019 01:04 AM
MaratRussian Sorry for reviving an old thread but how this monoblock performs on z370i mobo, especially with no contact with inductors
I’m thinking to add a copper bar 3x10x50mm between inductors and the monoclock with liquid metal on the monoblock side and thermal pad on the inductors side. Or it is all fine and does not worth the effort?
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07-09-2018 06:43 AM
Shellite Thanks for taking time to reply to this old thread, I certainly wasn't shy with the dremel... I will take some pictures tomorrow afternoon when I get home from work. I have the CE280 installed, with the audio/usb headers all in tact... have I gone too far?
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