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    Default And he thought he was an idiot.

    My nice new Corsair H100 Extreme Closed loop cooler arrived from Australia today and I set to installing it onto my Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3/i7-2600k

    I stripped the machine back, modified the case to take the radiator and fans, installed the base to the motherboard, put everything back together, graphics cards in, cables all tidied then was about to seat the heat sink as the final thing to do when I realised that a row of capacitor's on the motherboard were sitting proud of the CPU and under the footprint of the base of the heat-sink. This was a no go.

    Bugger!


    I had to strip everything back, and reapply the NH-D14. Back to square1!

    Here's a pic with a transparent layer showing the rough outline for the footprint of the heat sink - the row of capacitor's is about 2-3 mm above the top of the CPU.

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    Default Re: And he thought he was an idiot.

    there's always a issue with Gigabyte boards when it comes to water blocks, because of those capacitors. The board might have came out after the H100 released or Corsair didn't do their homework.

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    Default Re: And he thought he was an idiot.

    Damn, what a shame. I've found incredible overclocking potential with a perfectly fitted Apogee XT on the same board, which (in spite of the H100's incredible performance potential in such a convenient closed-circuit loop) can be found in a nice little kit of varying components. In fact, the first time I heard of Swiftech's DIY, all-inclusive kits (and spurred my first foray into water-cooling) was derived this very site: http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1172.

    I opted for a discounted 220 edition (which I immediately regret, as my first impulse was to convert the primary components of my rig to full liquid cooling) but assure you, it's a damn fine product with superior results, comparative price, & most advantageous..fully expandable. That very kit I've since expanded to quad radiator, dual 6990, & (when restocked) a p67 motherboard block. I wouldn't swap out that Apogee XT, well, ever.

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    Default Re: And he thought he was an idiot.

    Apogee XT is one of the top notch block, I believe the block came with the kit is V1. It's depend when you purchased it but it's now Swiftech has V2. The V2 has higher flow rate but the thermal performance is still the same. The V2 is benefit for multi-block setup like your.

    You might have a hard time to find a fullcover mobo block for P67 or Z68 boards, because these boards run so cool therefore it is not necessary to put it under the water.

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    Default Re: And he thought he was an idiot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    Apogee XT is one of the top notch block, I believe the block came with the kit is V1. It's depend when you purchased it but it's now Swiftech has V2. The V2 has higher flow rate but the thermal performance is still the same. The V2 is benefit for multi-block setup like your.

    You might have a hard time to find a fullcover mobo block for P67 or Z68 boards, because these boards run so cool therefore it is not necessary to put it under the water.
    Indeed, I was talking to a Swiftech rep about replacing my Komodo 6900 screws & asked about the revision. I definitely like that increased flow, & the block itself is freaking gorgeous (both editions). My line of credit at newegg provides exclusively my hardware upgrades, though, and from what I can tell the XT is revision original (otherwise it'd be en route as we speak).

    I upgraded my pump to a MCP-35X & the original MCP-655 & back-pressure doesn't constitute a problem in my loop. I'm not certain, but my Koolance VID699s seem to be quite low restriction as do my quad of MCR-QPs (480, 360, 360, 240). I'd appreciate further insight & advice on the subject(s), though :]

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    Default Re: And he thought he was an idiot.

    Hey guys - time to eat humble pie on this one. It does fit. I went back to it and rechecked everything and found that there is only one way this will work with this block on the board.

    My apologies to both Gigabyte and Corsair.

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