Installation and mounting manual for EK-FC1080 GTX TF6

Installation and mounting manual for EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 Backplate
This product is intended for installation only by expert users. Please consult with a qualified technician for installation. Improper installation may result in damage to your equipment. EK Water Blocks assumes no liability
whatsoever, expressed or implied, for the use of these products, nor their installation. The following instructions are subject to change without notice. Please visit our web site at for updates. Before installation
of this product please read important notice, disclosure and warranty conditions printed on the back of the box.
STEP 1: GENERAL INFORMATION. Sample picture of MSI GeForce GTX1080 GAMING X 8G graphics card.
EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 Backplate is very easy to install. First install EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 series water block according to its installation manual. If you have it
already installed, please check the picture below to see which mounting screws are to be left in their position and which are to be removed. Please remove the
three (3) M2.5x4 AX1 screws and their PVC washers as well (marked with arrow).
EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 Backplate features passive cooling of the printed circuit board and its components therefore it is mandatory to install the
enclosed thermal pad. Please install enclosed 1mm thick thermal pad (Thermal Pad F – 1,0mm (120x16)) as shown on the picture below. You may
need to trim the excess thermal pad.
EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 Backplate
Thermal PAD F - 1mm (120x16mm)
All disclosures, notices and warranty conditions are being written on the back of the box.
Revision 1.0. Released on 11th of July, 2016.
Take enclosed mounting screws and install them as shown on picture below. Take five (5) M2.5x7 AX1 screws. Tighten three (3) of them directly into the standoffs
on the waterblock. The remaning two (2) (encircled) should be secured with PVC washer and a M2,5 nut. Additionally take two (2) M2.5x4 AX1 screws and PVC
washers and tighten them into the remaning threaded holes from the front side of PCB. (See picture on the right side below).
HINT: Do not tighten screws until they are all positioned in their mounting holes. The backplate has milled in standoffs, so there is no fear of over tightening of the
screws. Nevertheless do not exaggerate with screwing force as there is no need for it.
By all means users must also consider that this product is intended to be used only with EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 series water blocks. No other 3rd party heat sinks or
coolers are officially supported! EK does not offer any assistance or support in the latter application.
M2.5x4 AX1 screw
M2.5x7 AX1
M2.5x4 AX1 screw
PVC washer
M2,5 nut
To be installed with PVC
washer and a M2,5 nut!
If the washers are not stock-glued on the PCB
you must use enclosed PVC washers. Be careful
not to double the washers!!!
VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE: Once the installation is completed, it is a recommended practice to test the cooling circuit for leaks prior to powering up the
computer. We recommend a 24 hour leak test prior to powering up the computer. Do not test the water block using city water pressure. This will rupture the top
of the housing and render the block unusable (and will void your warranty).While all efforts have been made to provide the most comprehensive tutorial possible,
EK Water Blocks assumes no liability expressed or implied for any consequential damage(s) occurring to your equipment as a result of using EK Water Blocks cooling
products, either due to errors or omissions on our part in the above instructions, or due to failure or defect in the EK Water Blocks cooling products.
Our products are warranted against defects in materials or workmanship for a period of 24 months beginning from the date of delivery to the final user. During this
period, products will be repaired or have parts replaced at our discretion provided that: (I) the product is returned to the agent from whom it was purchased; (II)
the product has been purchased by an end user and has not used for commercial purposes; (III) the product has not been misused, handled carelessly, or used in
a manner other than in accordance with the instructions provided describing its installation and proper use. This warranty does not confer rights other than those
expressly set out above and does not cover any claims for consequential loss or damage. This warranty is offered as an extra benefit and does not affect your
statutory rights as a consumer. This warranty is voided if the product comes in contact with aggressive UV additives or other improper liquids.
EK blocks are sealed with warranty void circular label, which proves that the block has withstood a pressure leak test. Removing it will void leak-free guarantee and
not the guarantee on the product itself. Any other RMA issues can be reported to EK Support at for further analysis.
Philips head screwdriver
All disclosures, notices and warranty conditions are being written on the back of the box.
Revision 1.0. Released on 11th of July, 2016.