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Old 07-25-2019, 11:07 AM
Deathtech Deathtech is offline
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Question XC7 Direct Die cooler mounting

Hey guys, I sent an email to Rockitcool's support, but haven't heard back and thought the community here might be able to help me out.

I have delidded my CPU and have a direct die frame from Rockitcool.

They have quite a few videos and easy explanations of the process of using their tools, And they have a Corsair AIO Video which shows they have to shim it a bit for it to fit, and an EKWB Mounting video for Direct Die Frame that shows a different way of shimming the cooler.

I believe our XC7 should be about the same kind of setup as an EKWB as far as height but wasn't sure since the Corsair WB is multifunctional and can be mounted to an AM4 socket with a bracket change, whereas the EK seems to be socket specific.

Can anyone help me please determine if and potentially how much I need to shim the XC7 when going direct die?

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Old 07-29-2019, 10:50 AM
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I would contact Rockitcool's support, I don't know of anyone that has tried this with the XC7 and it might be in their best interest to help you out.
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:30 AM
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Apologies for late reply.

I would not recommend to go with direct die mounting method.
There is a very high chance that the water block will sit on one of components around CPU socket making a bad or no contact and potentially ruin your CPU.
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