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For those of you who water cool these, are you using EK blocks? I really want to start water cooling and I understand there will be significant costs associated with this but I can't find the water block for the 780 lightning for less than about $175. Is that what you guys are paying for the water blocks?

I've just used universal blocks for a couple years now, getting new full cover blocks every time I got new cards started getting too expensive. Now I just use the same blocks on all the cards, past, present & future.
    
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I've just used universal blocks for a couple years now, getting new full cover blocks every time I got new cards started getting too expensive. Now I just use the same blocks on all the cards, past, present & future.

That's why I got a couple AIOs and some G10 brackets for mine, to reuse on future cards.  I gave away my MCW-82 because custom loops became too much of a pain, and with how much better AIOs have gotten, I can get 90% of the performance, with 10% of the hassle.

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For those of you who water cool these, are you using EK blocks? I really want to start water cooling and I understand there will be significant costs associated with this but I can't find the water block for the 780 lightning for less than about $175. Is that what you guys are paying for the water blocks?

I also have the EK block. It is excellent. The last time that I priced it, it was only $139 at frozen cpu. Temps obviously depend on the game, overclock, rad space, ambient temps, etc. For me, Thief for instance doesn't exceed 36 c. Crysis 3 when overclocked to 1410 core and close to 1.3 volts averages 40-44 c. My fans are spinning in the neighborhood of 600-800 rpms. I'm sure that I could reduce the temps further if I increased the fan speed, but silence is golden. biggrin.gif
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1410mhz on only 1.3 v .. lucky you! Go buy some lotto numbers, that's simply amazing!
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That's why I got a couple AIOs and some G10 brackets for mine, to reuse on future cards.  I gave away my MCW-82 because custom loops became too much of a pain, and with how much better AIOs have gotten, I can get 90% of the performance, with 10% of the hassle.

Same here. I am actually very pleased with my G10 setup. Since there are so many GPU phases on this card, the vrm doesn't get too hot when pushing the voltage or core, so the G10 makes sense. On a reference GTX 780 or R9 290 I would be more hesitant when pushing up the voltage because of the vrm temps. I will probably move the G10 over to the next card as I have no aspirations going full water right now - Maybe grab a - GTX 880 Lightning or Classified or the AMD equivalent... Nooooo more Elpida please... It sucks having a half golden card.... mad.gif
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1410mhz on only 1.3 v .. lucky you! Go buy some lotto numbers, that's simply amazing!

Thanks. Definitely pleased with the card. If I end up getting a classified to do sli, I can't help but think the classified might be a terrible disappointment in comparison. It's just the darn waterblocks won't line up quite right. Well, that and debating over the extra cost.
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Any of you guys running 2 x lightning on air, if so which board are you using? and what is the pcie spacing like, currently have my build round the z87 maximus gene so looking for the best sli option as the gene does not have the spacing for 2 x lightning on air, wanted to go hard line tubing for my cpu loop and the fact the z87 Asus formula lets you use compression fittings for the vrm block would be ideal over the gigabyte sniper 5 but am concerned looking at photo's that there would be no room for sli and my sound cad on the formula.

The other option would be to wc both and they would then probably fit on my gene board, is it possible to use the original backplate or save any of the lighting features the cards have on air?

Also could just wc the top card, what is the thickness of the card with a block on? thanks

Thanks


I'm a bit late but I was having the same issue a couple weeks ago. At first I had a ASRock Z87 Extreme4 and with it, the top card was just overheating, it would get 20°C hotter than the bottom one. So if the bottom one was @58°C the top one had ~78°C

I then replaced my case, got some side panel fans and I even placed one to the right of the top card blowing air directly between the two cards. All that helped about ~7-8°C which was ok but not the best.

With a 33% off sale I bought the MSI Z87 XPower board which has a very good PCIe spacing for SLI. Almost like it was designed with 2 Lightnings in mind thumb.gif

So now the temperatures of both cards are almost equal the bottom one is sometimes ~2°C hotter but both are good considering i'm on air.

I saw that you already got a new board, the ASUS VI Maximus Extreme which has the same spacing as the MSI XPower and a couple others. Your choice was good because there are only a couple boards which have this PCIe spacing.
ASRock Z87 OC Formula, Gigabyte Z87X OC Force, ASRock Extreme9 and ASUS are some that come to my mind besides your ASUS Maximus Extreme and the MSI XPower.

So with those boards you should have no problem doing SLI and the temps should be good as long as you have good airflow in your case because ~500W heat are beeing expelled in the case.
Now with your sound card, things get a bit more complicated. I see 2 options:
a) you stick it in the slot between the two cards, in your case that would be the black slot between the second and third red PCIe slot. BUT i would definetely not recommend doing so because it would void any benefits you get from this extra slot in between. The top card would probably overheat
b) you get a 10 PCIe expansion slots supporting case like the Corsair 900D and put the bottom card in the very bottom slot. BUT then you'll probably run into issues with the front panel stuff, as you already pointed out.

So either you drop your sound card or stick with one card OR go for watercooling. EK's blocks are one slot design.
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc780-gtx-lightning-acetal-nickel.html

Did you already try SLI?

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Thanks. Definitely pleased with the card. If I end up getting a classified to do sli, I can't help but think the classified might be a terrible disappointment in comparison. It's just the darn waterblocks won't line up quite right. Well, that and debating over the extra cost.

But, why ? Oh wait you told me. Can't find one..

For sli just use the stump or what they're called ?
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I'm still struggling with the power. I have two slots for power supply in the phantek enthoo, but my 2'nd psu is not so nice and I use the full bottom of the enthoo for a quad rad.

Anyhoo I wanted the evga nex1500 but since I've been looking for a month and they are nowhere to be found.

How about the Platimax 1500W does any of you have experience with this psu?

Looking at the specs they seem pretty much simular the nex and the platimax.

http://www.enermax.com/home.php?fn=eng/product_a1_1_2&lv0=1&lv1=52&no=191

http://eu.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=120-PG-1500-VR&pwindow=features&family=Power%20Supplies&sw=

Evga ofc have some extra candy I know that, but performance wise ..?

This is for replacing my 800w + 1050w
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I'm a bit late but I was having the same issue a couple weeks ago. At first I had a ASRock Z87 Extreme4 and with it, the top card was just overheating, it would get 20°C hotter than the bottom one. So if the bottom one was @58°C the top one had ~78°C

I then replaced my case, got some side panel fans and I even placed one to the right of the top card blowing air directly between the two cards. All that helped about ~7-8°C which was ok but not the best.

With a 33% off sale I bought the MSI Z87 XPower board which has a very good PCIe spacing for SLI. Almost like it was designed with 2 Lightnings in mind thumb.gif
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So now the temperatures of both cards are almost equal the bottom one is sometimes ~2°C hotter but both are good considering i'm on air.

I saw that you already got a new board, the ASUS VI Maximus Extreme which has the same spacing as the MSI XPower and a couple others. Your choice was good because there are only a couple boards which have this PCIe spacing.
ASRock Z87 OC Formula, Gigabyte Z87X OC Force, ASRock Extreme9 and ASUS are some that come to my mind besides your ASUS Maximus Extreme and the MSI XPower.

So with those boards you should have no problem doing SLI and the temps should be good as long as you have good airflow in your case because ~500W heat are beeing expelled in the case.
Now with your sound card, things get a bit more complicated. I see 2 options:
a) you stick it in the slot between the two cards, in your case that would be the black slot between the second and third red PCIe slot. BUT i would definetely not recommend doing so because it would void any benefits you get from this extra slot in between. The top card would probably overheat
b) you get a 10 PCIe expansion slots supporting case like the Corsair 900D and put the bottom card in the very bottom slot. BUT then you'll probably run into issues with the front panel stuff, as you already pointed out.

So either you drop your sound card or stick with one card OR go for watercooling. EK's blocks are one slot design.
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc780-gtx-lightning-acetal-nickel.html

Did you already try SLI?

Cheers


Not yet, will be pulling the trigger on the rebuild in a couple of weeks, still in the planning, the extreme for sli is slot 1 - red and slot 3 - black, by my reckoning that will leave the last pcie - red for the sound card. I may have to mod the case as well which will be the Nzxt h440 due to air flow restriction but pretty much all worked out now, just need to await some stock back order on certain things as I always use the same retailer.

When i get it complete will throw some pics up of the final build
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