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So my first gpu doesn't seem to be able to go all the way in because of the EK waterblock. It's missing like 1mm to clip in. Could that cause the GPU to not be recognized by the computer?

I can't seem to get it to work. When I first installed the mobo I tested all the PCI-E slots and all of them worked. Now I get the bottom two and I can't get the first to work... ACK!!!

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I don't know what to say, Best if you contact ek directly http://ekwaterblocks.com/support/ , Hope it work out for you
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Well had to take everything apart anyways. So took some pics of the mobo block with the cards off. You can see (I hope) where the vid card clip hits the block and prevents it from cliping in.

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The little notch on the end of the GFX card that is hitting the block can in all honesty be trimmed off, it generally doesn't have any components in it at all. It is just there as a anchor point to stop the back half of the card being knocked out of the slot.

You will of course void your warranty if you do remove it.

My 2 cents 2cents.gif i would trim the notch off the GFX card and live with it. biggrin.gif JUST BE CAREFUL)
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Danzilla View Post

The little notch on the end of the GFX card that is hitting the block can in all honesty be trimmed off, it generally doesn't have any components in it at all. It is just there as a anchor point to stop the back half of the card being knocked out of the slot.
You will of course void your warranty if you do remove it.
My 2 cents 2cents.gif i would trim the notch off the GFX card and live with it. biggrin.gif JUST BE CAREFUL)

I took pictures last night but I'm at work right now. I took your advice and used my dremel to grind it down. Worked like a charm! I'll post pics tonight!
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It is mentioned in product description as well as in Cooling Configurator that first slot might get unused with certain models of graphics cards.

Good to hear you have it sorted out! :up:
    
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post #7 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EK_tiborrr View Post

It is mentioned in product description as well as in Cooling Configurator that first slot might get unused with certain models of graphics cards.
Good to hear you have it sorted out! :up:

Don't think it was when I bought the block back in July...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bmgjet View Post

Or alternativly you could of used a PCI-E raiser like this.
http://www.dhgate.com/pci-express-pci-e-16x-riser-card-25mm/r-ff8080812b5058f5012b507608675447.html

No you can't... these are liquid cooled, and in tri-SLI with one slot SLI pass throughs. That means that nothing between the first cand and second card would fit for watercooling. Not a very good idea.
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Good info I have a friend who is building a rig with almost the same parts i will have to let him know. Thanks Rognin thumb.gif
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