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I'm tired of the copper look of my EK right now and just want to try new blocks out for fun, however, I'm really lazy and do not want to strip my PC down to switch the back plates. I'm sure it will work, right? I mean either way the holes with the prongs from the mobo will be in the same spot and line up with the holes on both blocks, so I shouldn't have to worry, should I?

EDIT: It works. I just had to use the springs from the Rasa block instead of the ones from the EK block because the EK springs were longer and wouldn't allow it to screw down.
 

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Depends on the backplate. If you use the True 1155, yes it'll work. The standard backplate may not due to the space it creates between it and the motherboard.

I've got the True 1155 attached to my HK 3.0 block
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Depends on the backplate. If you use the True 1155, yes it'll work. The standard backplate may not due to the space it creates between it and the motherboard.

I've got the True 1155 attached to my HK 3.0 block
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What's a true 1155? In my mobo manual it says 1155 is the same as 1156. My board also came with holes for a 775 socket, but I use the 1155/1156. the backplate that came with my EK block fits fine on it. I'm just a little concerned about maybe it may effect the pressure the block makes on the chip cause it isn't the rasa back plate.
 

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Considering the rasa screws, screw into the rasa backplate and the ek doesn't directly (easy mount)... probably no.
 

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Considering the rasa screws, screw into the rasa backplate and the ek doesn't directly (easy mount)... probably no.
Yeah, I noticed that, but those screws are part of the back plate. The block itself looks like the EK block (as far as the holes for the screws) so I'm hoping it will. I guess I'll just give it a try tomorrow night and hope for the best. If it doesn't fit, it doesn't fit and I'll hve to completely drain my loop and take everything apart just to get to the back plate.
 

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Your case doesn't have a cut-out?
I'm using a tech bench, the Torture Rack right now, and the cut out is slightly off I guess and there is a plastic right over where two screws are.
 

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Just use the EK screws/springs with the Rasa block as well. As long as you can achieve roughly the same mounting pressure it hardly matters what hardware is used to hold the thing down.
 

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Just use the EK screws/springs with the Rasa block as well. As long as you can achieve roughly the same mounting pressure it hardly matters what hardware is used to hold the thing down.
That's what I was going to try. I think it will work.
 

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Here's the True backplate. Basically it replaces the backplate of the Intel socket and adds the 4 screw holes with no gap between it and the motherboard (as you can see in the picture).

The block mounting holes are large enough for up to M4 screws to pass through and the holes are not threaded. In my case, I used the screws and nuts that came with my HK block. As reference, the standard HK backplate has threaded holes, but since the gap is no longer present with the EK True backplate, nuts are sufficient
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