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So I've hit a wall on something that I did not plan for when piecing everything togeather on my loop. I'm not sure if I made a rookie mistake or if there is an easy workaround. It seems that the VGA block that I bought is downward facing when I had planned for it to be upward facing. Would anyone know of a workaround or a fix for this type of issue?

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EK-FC580 DCII - Acetal+EN (Nickel)
http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/bl...en-nickel.html

Would I need to buy 4 of the following to redirect everything from pointing down to pointing up towards my RAD/RES?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=26764

I've attached a picture to give a better idea of what I'm talking about. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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What do you mean "downward facing" The EK FC's have ports on both sides.
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I'll have to double check when I get home but it seems that the card is so wide that the block only has holes on the bottom side of it. This is my first venture in to watercooling so I definitely missed that detail it seems. (First Loop Post) http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...loop-help.html

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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh View Post
What do you mean "downward facing" The EK FC's have ports on both sides.
not this one from the pix i have seen

but all you need is to get some Angle Adapters
combine them together until your in the right angle so it ends up words
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well. thats me shocked.. why the heck have EK done that.?


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Originally Posted by GhostDog99 View Post
not this one from the pix i have seen

but all you need is to get some Angle Adapters
combine them together until your in the right angle so it ends up words
Yeh OP will have to string some 90 connects together
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/4/11 at 6:00am
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It is crazy that the FC580 DCII only accommodates barbs on one side, while the GTX+ (and every other full cover block I can think of) accepts barbs on both sides. I think you can get away with one 90 degree adaptor going from the GPU to the res.
 
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well. thats me shocked.. why the heck have EK done that.?
lol i was shocked too whan i saw it
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post #8 of 16
Im guessing that the PCB over hangs it, but they should have just made the block bigger.
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Sweet. I really appreciate all of the help guys I really do. Would the following work for this situation?

This + This

Could I do those two together twice for input/output on that EK Block?
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We did it because the width limitations of majority of computer chassis. In order to use FC Bridge & Link system we had to sacrifice the ports on the copper side of the block.

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