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post #91 of 106
Guys i had to sell my 3 680 classifieds that were even still in their original packaging due to the LACK OF support for this card in regards to waterblocks! mad.gif

I now had to 'downgrade' if that's what you would call it to the GTX 680 4gb FTW+...

Would this waterblock work for it?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=35691:466ee0b68fa538ffbdf7692c814b6465

or should i go for this one?
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=35999


and what backplate can i get from the above site that would work for this card? (that is an EK block)

Please get back to me asap! as i need to purchase it in time for my corsair 900D delivery thumb.gif
Edited by z0ki - 4/17/13 at 5:22am
post #92 of 106
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Guys i had to sell my 3 680 classifieds that were even still in their original packaging due to the LACK OF support for this card in regards to waterblocks! mad.gif

I now had to 'downgrade' if that's what you would call it to the GTX 680 4gb FTW+...

Would this waterblock work for it?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=35691:466ee0b68fa538ffbdf7692c814b6465

or should i go for this one?
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=35999


and what backplate can i get from the above site that would work for this card? (that is an EK block)

Please get back to me asap! as i need to purchase it in time for my corsair 900D delivery thumb.gif

Hi,
The second option is the only option from EK Waterblocks for EVGA 680 FTW 4 gb. Any other in incompatible due to different design of PCB of the card.
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=59_971_240_579&products_id=35999

here compatibility list:
http://www.coolingconfigurator.com/waterblock/3831109857014

Backplate for that waterblock doeas not egsist. But all EVGA 680 FTW 4 gb comes with backplate and you can keep it. The only thing you'll need are screws:
"Re-use of EVGA factory provided backplate has not been foreseen. Please use M3x6 DIN7985 (not enclosed with EK-FC680 GTX FTW water block) screws or equivalent in order to re-attach the EVGA backplate."

Just go to page 3 and 4 of this thread to see our solutions for that. Looks very good and holds great.

Good luck
Edited by D3nsityD3nt - 4/17/13 at 12:21pm
post #93 of 106
Awesome i'll go with that waterblock then smile.gif Cheers for that mate!

Now deciding if i should get 2 or 3 680 4gb FTW+ cards frown.gif only got the 1 monitor atm but going to be getting 3 monitors later in the year...
post #94 of 106
Are you sim racer?

If so, then using 3 monitors for iRacing and rFactor 2 two cards is more than enough even on highest possible settings. You'll still get huge margin of power for lets say 2 more monitors.

For pCars, or simBin's Racing Room you might consider three cards.

For Assetto Corsa don't know, but I think it will be graficaly demanding sim.

Cheers
post #95 of 106
Yeah i'll be getting into sim racing, also want to get enough horse power for pCars

I've been looking high and low for M3X6/D7985 - Screws so i can re-attach the backplate but i can't find any in Australia! Even through manufacturers in industrial areas in my city! mad.gif
post #96 of 106
I know, this is big problem. This kind of screw is very rare, and most probably made only as a special order. Take a look at the photos of mine earlier on this thread. I took just regular blacks M3 crews and then cut them to the right length. The flat countersunk head is little bigger, but does not make any difference. You actually can't see it, unless from very very close distance. They hold very good, no problems whatsoever.
All other modders here in this thread did the same way, and every one is happy of the way it works and looks. I'm afraid this is the only solution for now.
post #97 of 106
i used m3x6 screws from the local screw fixings store and they worked great on my 2 gtx 680 ftw cardsDSC_0042.JPG
post #98 of 106
Hi all, first post here after googling to find out what thickness the thermal pads are under the backplate of my two evga 680FTW 4gb models. I bought two EK full coverage blocks and am about to venture for the first time into the waterworld with them. I've got my EK XT360 rad, 400 basic res, and six Scythe 2150rpm fans mounted on the ol' Antec 1200, and have a Swiftech MCP655-b pump, and plenty of 1/2x3/4" advanced LRT tubing ready to go. Im just waiting on a few more bitspower fittings, a silver coil, and MX-4 to arrive. I've read this whole thread and ordered some m3x8mm screws from Mr. Metric out in San Jose, but could'nt find mention of what thickness the thermal pads are under the backplate. Can some one help me with this so I can order some pads in case these rip or something when I install the water blocks. Thanks.
post #99 of 106
I think mine on my gtx 680 ftw are 1 millimetre thick and the thermal pads on the ek block are 0.5 of a millimetre
post #100 of 106
Is Full Nickel blocks teamed up with Acetal+Nickel CSQ safe?

It may be a bit late to ask as i just purchased them as i got an awesome price on brand new ones lol.. But would like a little peace of mind too lol
Edited by z0ki - 5/15/13 at 6:56pm
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