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Hey, I've got myself a EVGA 980ti SC that I'm wanting to watercool, when searching for a GPU block, I ran into some walls...

It turns out my GPU isn't compatible with any full cover blocks as it uses a slightly different EVGA PCB variant, Pictured here.




Here's my GPU,

is this true? am i fked?
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This is an SC with a reference cooler on it, so no the SC is a reference PCB. You will be fine.

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Cooling-Graphics-06G-P4-4992-KR/dp/B00YDAYOJG

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I have two 980 ti waterblocks from swiftech if you live anywhere near LA.


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I have two 980 ti waterblocks from swiftech if you live anywhere near LA.

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This is an SC with a reference cooler on it, so no the SC is a reference PCB. You will be fine.

https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Cooling-Graphics-06G-P4-4992-KR/dp/B00YDAYOJG

It says it's not compatible right here.

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EVGA change the PCB and cooler design on a few of their 9 series cards, I have a GTX970 FTW+ ACX2.0 and only one company makes a cooler for it,Aquacooling, their NaxXxos line covers quit a few cards that no one else is making a block for.


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It says it's not compatible right here.

http://image.prntscr.com/image/c4131ebb0a58491f8308e26bd1e5099a.png

I would call EK and double check with them, but I believe the reason you don't see a full cover block is because you need to buy a Titan X block. The Titan X card came out before the 980ti and because the PCB is the same layout, I don't think they ever made blocks specifically for the 980ti. Just go in and select the Titan X SC and it all should fit your 980ti.

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I would call EK and double check with them, but I believe the reason you don't see a full cover block is because you need to buy a Titan X block. The Titan X card came out before the 980ti and because the PCB is the same layout, I don't think they ever made blocks specifically for the 980ti. Just go in and select the Titan X SC and it all should fit your 980ti.

This. I think EK only made blocks for custom PCB 980 Tis. Cards with reference PCBs can use the Titan X block.thumb.gif
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The EK Titan X block is fully compatible with your card..OK with all the GTX 980 Ti SC serie from EVGA.

https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/waterblock/3831109830550

The problem is different for the FTW...wich has a different PCB..No problem with your SC thumb.gif

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I have three of the same card, and I ran into the issue you are having. EK isn't very clear about the TitanX block being compatible with this card or not. In some places it says it is, in others it says it isn't. It appears to have something to do with the PCB being stamped with "NVIDIA" or "EVGA".

I just sent an email to EK asking them directly if the TitanX full block is compatible with my card. I'll post an update when I find out.
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