Originally Posted by cpachris
If you can't crimp pins and create your own cables, I'm sure that this is a great alternative solution. But it is much simpler, less cluttered, and more effective....to create your own.
So you're saying you can't find any waterblocks for a GTX 680?
As stated previously, FrozenCPU does carry several 180mm fans. Apologies if they don't have the 18 led's per fan that you consider important.
Well the truth is that I don't have the tools I need to do it. Buying the tools and parts to create my own cabling is not cost effective when I can just buy the adapter instead.
I live in a small apt. and I have lots of tools for almost anything. I have 4 tool boxes at work that I've left there for the last 5 years. Plumbing tools, Electrical tools, Mechanics tools, Painting tools, Micrometers, vernier calipers, dial indicators, drill bit sets, polishing tools, grinding tools, a large assortment of measuring tools accurate to .000005" The only thing I don't have are electronics tools for fine wiring and soldering of components. I don't have a test meter. I've done pretty much everything under the sun except electronics. I had a very good soldering iron but my kids broke the ceramic tip off of it and I've never replaced it. I've got torches, I've done TIG, MIG, Stick, welding. Tool steel welding, Machining of all sorts on all types of equipment. The last 5 years at work was as a Mechanical Design Engineer. A large part of my tools I gave to my children because they have houses and can use my table saw, jigsaw, power brad nailer gun and all the larger tools that I don't have the room for. I have rebuilt engines, re-plumbed my entire house, upgraded the electrical panel to breakers instead of fuses. Rewired the kitchen outlets and added extras. I'm getting too old to play with small wires that I can't even see without my glasses. Fine wire soldering is too difficult because I don't have three hands or the room for a proper soldering station. I would need to buy clamping tools to hold things in place while I solder them together. Right now I am taking 2 courses on running an eBusiness. I am running an Amazon Affiliate website and launching a Visa / Mastercard affiliate business. I am looking at a third company as well to join forces with for access to their extensive wholesale inventory. My love is in the design of computers where mixing and matching of parts comes down to a fine art. I've built 9 systems since June last year. Very happy people with smoking systems for minimal money. I on the other hand want to push the barriers with my own system. I have broken records with mostly air cooled systems and ready made water blocks such as Corsair. There is a financial limit to my madness and complete watercooling systems is an area I have not delved into. Mostly because I'm lazy and the cost / benefit is not there for me. I overclock to test the limits but tone it down for normal use. This is my first all out build where I bought the best of everything. The case I bought for the size mainly but I'm going to put all the bling on it as well. I want it to stand out as a show piece. I am generally quite conservative and don't normally buy led fans at all. The function is more important to me than the looks. This one will have both. It's like my car. It has all the toys plus some. It has the guts I want when I need it. It has all the extras for tight cornering and has traction control as well. Exhaust system is all stainless. It was the best model they sold and has specific badging so that if you see it you know it is the top model they sell. It has a model name that only comes with the complete package and the colour is non negotiable because to have that colour sets you apart from the others. No other car in their entire inventory can get that colour because it is reserved for this model alone. I don't work anymore in a "job" but i'm starting my own business instead. I've had enough of killing myself for someone else to profit from while they just give me a pat on the back. Meanwhile they are banking millions based on my designs.