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So, it's my first time to ever install a WC loop; it's been fun but I had one oversight.

While installing, I did not realize that the compression fittings that I bought were too big. This means that I was not able to use my top two PCI-e slots for my video card; as a result, I had to move my second video card to the most bottom one. Now, at the time, I didn't know that my motherboard does not support SLI when using the very top and the very bottom slot (x16/x4).

Now, looks like I have no choice but to buy an SLI kit and drain the water out of my system and leak test again.

Before I do this, I need to know which SLI link would be compatible with my waterblocks.

Here are the water blocks I'm using:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...cUDR&mv_pc=740

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14...cUDR&mv_pc=741

The direct cu II card is at the top, and the reference card is at the bottom.

Here are my questions:

1) Again, which SLI link would be compatible?
2) Do I need to buy new tubing if I'm going to remove the compression fittings and place them again?
3) Is there anything else that I should know?
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Originally Posted by andom View Post
Before I do this, I need to know which SLI link would be compatible with my waterblocks.
Here are my questions:

1) Again, which SLI link would be compatible?
2) Do I need to buy new tubing if I'm going to remove the compression fittings and place them again?
3) Is there anything else that I should know?
All standard connectors will work. You can also use ek bridges but that's more coin and headache.

I'd just get any sli connector kit you want times 2 if you run parallel, which I'd recommend you do.

The connectors will replace everything between the cards so you'd have spare compressions to use elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post
All standard connectors will work. You can also use ek bridges but that's more coin and headache.

I'd just get any sli connector kit you want times 2 if you run parallel, which I'd recommend you do.

The connectors will replace everything between the cards so you'd have spare compressions to use elsewhere.
Pic: http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...79553374_n.jpg

is there a specific one you'd recommend?
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They're all the same, just depends on looks. The DD is darker chrome, TFC is straight chrome, Enzotech's are black. In my black quad gpu setup I used enzos and DD in another rig. Doesn't really matter which one.
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They're all the same, just depends on looks. The DD is darker chrome, TFC is straight chrome, Enzotech's are black. In my black quad gpu setup I used enzos and DD in another rig. Doesn't really matter which one.
http://dazmode.com/store/index.php?m...roducts_id=883

Would that work?

It says its discontinued, so is it bad?
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Those look like the TFC ones. They'll work fine. I'd say to get two sets for parallel connection, reduces the restriction quite well.
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post #8 of 12
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Alright. So I can get rid of the two black 90 degree fittings and the two silver fittings?

Edit: Wait, no. Hmmmm. The top card only has two G 1/4 slots. So, I'll have to find out another way to allow it to exit.

Wait, herp derp. I forgot that the second card will move up so i'll have room to have another fitting leave the bottom card. Okay, two sets it is.
Edited by andom - 11/3/11 at 10:28pm
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Originally Posted by andom View Post
Alright. So I can get rid of the two black 90 degree fittings and the two silver fittings?
You still need the 90s, cuz you have to connect the tubes to the blocks somehow. You won't need the silver fittings/tubes anymore.

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Yep, figured it out.

I appreciate the help. Thanks a lot!
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