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Hydro X XC7 CPU block and Asus x570-I mini-ITX


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No, it wont. The reason the included universal 1151/AM4 backplate is not compatible due to the board having lots of components on the backside of the PCBA. See encircled in red:

 

...Unless you're willing to modify it by cutting away parts of backplate. Dremmel recommended :)

 

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No, it wont. The reason the included universal 1151/AM4 backplate is not compatible due to the board having lots of components on the backside of the PCBA. See encircled in red:

 

...Unless you're willing to modify it by cutting away parts of backplate. Dremmel recommended :)

 

Ih0J3dq.png

 

Thanks for the response. Looks like I'll have to go with another company's cpu block. :(

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Thanks for the response. Looks like I'll have to go with another company's cpu block. :(

There's a quick D.I.Y. solution for you. You can technically use UNC 6/32 screws and use existing backplate on the motherboard. Use the spring + spring washer from the XC7 water block. Like so, see below:

 

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Four UNC 6/32 screw in appropriate length (let's say around 20mm) should be less than one $ USD.

 

The only thing you need to know is that this kind of kludged mounting system is now old-school approach, where you need to make sure to equally tighten down all four screws, preferably in the cross pattern.

 

Again, this is D.I.Y. solution :biggrin:

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There's a quick D.I.Y. solution for you. You can technically use UNC 6/32 screws and use existing backplate on the motherboard. Use the spring + spring washer from the XC7 water block. Like so, see below:

 

Kt9Qd23.png

 

Four UNC 6/32 screw in appropriate length (let's say around 20mm) should be less than one $ USD.

 

The only thing you need to know is that this kind of kludged mounting system is now old-school approach, where you need to make sure to equally tighten down all four screws, preferably in the cross pattern.

 

Again, this is D.I.Y. solution :biggrin:

 

Looks like I'll be going the EK route, since they actually support my motherboard with their blocks.

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