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Okay, I need some help please

I have the Asus P6X58D Premium motherboard:


If I have a Card in the top slot, and a card in the 2nd Slot (PCI-E slots that is)

How long must my Watercooling bridge be?

I have ordered a Single Slot bridge, that can extend to 3cm, but I think thats too small, since its about 4,1cm between the PCI-E connections.
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...pid-11887.html

I have already sent an E-mail asking them to cancel the order, hopefully they see it before they ship it.

Must I order a Dual slot Bridge?
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...pid-11888.html

Edit:
The distance between the 2 PCI-E connections are about 4,1cm. The Waterblocks are 1.6cm thick.

So with the 2 waterblocks installed, the length between them will be about 25mm.

so 3cm length of the bridge is enough after all?
Edited by Norlig - 4/26/11 at 2:47am
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Check out this picture from this thread. He uses a single-slot bridge. The PCIe fittings on motherboards use a standard spacing layout - you'll find that the one you ordered is probably the right size. The bigger bridge is for if you have three slots and you want CARD - EMPTY SLOT - CARD.

Remember that the measurement is from the bottom of the waterblock, which will be below the actual slot. The 4.1cm you measured is from slot-to-slot however with a card in there, the gap will be less. Hopefully the picture will illustrate this for you.
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If as you say he use Single-slot bridge, and looking at the layout of the PCI-E connections, it seems that I was too hasty with Canceling that order

Thanks though
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If as you say he use Single-slot bridge, and looking at the layout of the PCI-E connections, it seems that I was too hasty with Canceling that order

Thanks though
Meh, don't worry about it. Specialtech are awesome guys (I lived in the UK for most of my life). Call them up and ask for Adrian - he'll sort your order out for you.
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Meh, don't worry about it. Specialtech are awesome guys (I lived in the UK for most of my life). Call them up and ask for Adrian - he'll sort your order out for you.
They had already responded to my email efore I sent the 2nd one, Oh well. I'll just reorder
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