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After I have got my HDDs for my server I *might* have to try 3-way if I can get another card and block.
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It might have been me that bought the last 2 from FrozenCPU smile.gif

You might not have wanted that batch though....both of them were missing the FC Links that were supposed to be included. Had to contact EK and get them to mail me them directly from Slovenia....good customer service though. I bet #32 who packed the box is getting reamed right now for his/her mistake.

Funny you say that. One of mine came without the FC Link and I ordered them straight from EK. They asked what inspection number was in the box but the person left that out as well. They probably just assumed it was #32 and reemed them again.
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@D749 .... did you find the instructions were .... wrong....

It seems you only need 5 screws to reinstall the backplate, not 8 as is shown in the picture? I don't see how the other holes (2 in the front and 2 at the back) have anything to thread to. Were we supposed to reuse any of the stock screws?

Oh and you don't want to use bubblewrap for your work surface...builds up static. Get yourself some closed cell foam (neoprene, volara, cross link polyethylene, etc) and it's much nicer. Screws will land on it and not roll anywhere or bounce.

EK instructions are generally pretty poor. There were multiple mistakes on the 590 instructions and no where near enough thermal pads.
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YES!!! Thanks , oh and i realised my standard screws from stock Lightning Heatsink did not fit block. have you too noticed that and used other screws?
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Big enough for you? smile.gif

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^^ I didn't use any of the stock screws they said to remove (except for the 1 stubby one between the dvi connectors). 4 of the short black ones attach the block to the gpu die and then 5 of the longer black ones attach the backplate to the block.
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Big enough for you? smile.gif

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Sexy setup. I've never found the urge to water cool video cards due to the additional cost and the fact that the blocks aren't universal.

I hope someday I have enough disposable income to do it though. It looks phenomenal.
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Unfortunately there are multiple errors in the instructions. None are that serious but EK should have updated the online insturctions. I thought about using nuts to install the remaining EK screws, which don't connect to the block, but in the end I didn't bother as everything was secure enough for my liking. I didn't reuse any of the stock screws.

I've been building computer for over 15 years and I've never had an issue with static electricity. I also don't use a wrist band. One just need to work smart (e.g., discharge yourself somehow before handling electronics) and if you do it doesn't really matter if you're working on carpet or anything else. That being said if using a wrist band isn't a bad idea at all. wink.gif

The bubble wrap you see in the picture is just what the cards are sitting on. I generally work on a Modright mat.

And in a Caselabs case, they are the best for building water cooled systems, endless possibilities, I can tell as I house my system in one also. I have the Aqua blocks on my 680's, they provided screws with nuts for the ends where the block doesn't cover. I have EK blocks ordered for my 7970 Lightnings.
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Whoa! question: what SLI bridge is good for those blocks menthol? Anyone else using the Aquacomputer Waterblocks for MSI lightning 680s in SLI? I actually bought them on release and just now i'm thinking of putting the blocks on frown.gif I've been procrastinating.

Anyway, what's the best SLI bridge to use for this?
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YES!!! Thanks , oh and i realised my standard screws from stock Lightning Heatsink did not fit block. have you too noticed that and used other screws?

You're not suppose to use any of the stock screws once removed. Since the block does not align with all of the holes some holes will remain empty. If you want to fill them use the screws provided by EK and get some nuts to secure them. You just need to make sure not to tighten them down too much.
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Whoa! question: what SLI bridge is good for those blocks menthol? Anyone else using the Aquacomputer Waterblocks for MSI lightning 680s in SLI? I actually bought them on release and just now i'm thinking of putting the blocks on frown.gif I've been procrastinating.

Anyway, what's the best SLI bridge to use for this?

I used the bridge that came with my motherboard.

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I'm guessing he meant which SLI bridge for the blocks themselves. Obviously EK makes their own bridge for the FC680 Lightnings but I'm not sure what bridge you could use for the Aquacomputers. EK's bridge for their Titan blocks isn't out yet so I'm just using Bitspower crystal links to connect mine...
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