A worthy contender for the Heavy Weight Title.
EK packaging looks just as pro as ther blocks now.
Mmmmmm. Shiney. :drool:
EK must have heard me *****in about the lack of stand offs for the FC 4870X2 because there are now stand offs included to allow proper tightening without all the dicking around.
Cyrus went for the EK backplate which is an excellent piece and has CNCed stand offs, die cut TIM pads and lovely flat head screws.
Warranty official void. Thank you very much.
It's fiddly, but a little dab of Artic Ceramique secures the stand offs to the block long enough to fit it in place.
I lay the card onto the block so I can eyeball the holes ...you can't be pulling the thing back off or moving it around.
What a tag team these two are...
More cool acetal parts to screw on...the fluid bridge.
Nicely done...but always inspect acetal parts for stray shavings and swarf.
There was stuff in the connector.
The piece covers the two ports on the acetal side of the block.
And the bridge connects to the block of ports and viola, a massive brick of GPU power.
And here we are at the "one fan too many" point of the build.
The CPU fittings are touching the fan.
The fan covers the top ports of the GFX block bridge
But I did make a nice connection to the return on the res/pump combo. The QD will also come in handy for draining and filling.
I'm headed back to the shop to ponder the situation but I think the fan will have to go if I want the plumbing to be pretty.