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post #1 of 11
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Ahoy all,

Just in the midst of putting together a new WC build. My last build I used the EK bridge system, but want something different this time for a different look. I'm cooling two cards in SLI in a RIVE motherboard using EK FC Titan waterblocks.

I want to have the cards spaced with one card in the first PCIE slot and the other in the third. What I want to do is use fittings to connect them. I'm using all black bitspower fittings in the build. Now I know there are fittings like this one http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13096/koo-286/Koolance_Dual_VID_Connector_-_Adjustable_2-3_Slot_Spacing_-_Black_CNT-VDA34-BK.html?tl=g30c101s873



that are made for this specifically. Problem is I do not like the look of this at all. I want a large 'fat' connection between the cards, using beefy full sized fittings. Something that looks like this the full length of the connection http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11882/ex-tub-732/Bitspower_G_14_Matte_Black_Male_to_Male_Rotary_Extender_BP-MBRG.html?tl=g30c101s744



I was considering using something like two of the above with one of these http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13559/ex-tub-957/Bitspower_G14_Female_to_Female_Extender_-_50mm_-_Matte_Black_BP-MBWP-C76.html?tl=g30c101s1354




Of course the main issue is that the total size of what I use to connect the two GPU blocks has to be almost exactly the right length to match the distance between the first and third red PCIE slots on my RIVE motherboard; 81.28cm. Now I can likely stand to be within the area of 81.28mm, give or take 2-3mm. I was hoping someone here may have had experience doing this same setup or just has a better idea than I do ( : ) ) of what combination of fittings would make this work, preferably black bitspower.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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post #2 of 11
Easiest way it to just use tubing, or the long crystal links.
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post #3 of 11
I'm trying to figure out the same thing.

EK says they are coming out with a different link system for the Titan so maybe you could wait to see if it is different enough than the old link system. I am going to wait until I see what it looks like before i decide what to do.

I have also been looking at the crystal link system.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by strong island 1 View Post

I'm trying to figure out the same thing.

EK says they are coming out with a different link system for the Titan so maybe you could wait to see if it is different enough than the old link system. I am going to wait until I see what it looks like before i decide what to do.

I have also been looking at the crystal link system.

I've seen the crystal link system, while it's nice, the see through aspect doesn't go with the rest of my gear. I know EK is coming out with bridge, EK FC Terminal system, for the Titan blocks. If you want a look at it, here is a picture of it.



It looks pretty good, but I also like the idea of using fittings. Also, at the pace EK is going with the backplates and getting large numbers of blocks available, it'll probably be a while till they have the bridge available. Not sure I want to keep waiting on it.
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post #5 of 11
Thanks for posting that I haven't seen it yet. I have the CSQ bridge and the titan bridge looks exactly the same but without the circles. I was hoping for a much different look also.

I'm not sure what to do now.
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post #6 of 11
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Just realized I was off on my calculation of distances. 81.28mm is the space from one slot to the next, but this doesn't take into account the thickness of the top block offsetting its connector from the PCB. EK also doesn't have the specifications up for the Titan blocks yet, so no way of knowing their thickness. If I'm to go off the thickness of the 680 block, it is 13.2mm, bringing the distance of connector needed down to 68.08mm.

Guess I will contact EK and see if they can give me exact height of the Titan blocks including standoffs. smile.gif
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post #7 of 11
I saw a picture, I think it was on the new Corsair 900d. It looked like EK SLI connectors that had a sorta CSQ design but it looked really nice. Have you seen that. I wonder where to get those from.

They were kinda thick like you want. I would also like them.

Trying to find photo now.
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I realy like the way these look. Are they available for sale do you know.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by strong island 1 View Post

I realy like the way these look. Are they available for sale do you know.
it looks like multiple 90 degree adapter fittings
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