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You might be limited to this
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00EURGDWI/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466902458&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=Primochill+9.5+15.9

You might get away with 3/8 x 5/8 which is essentially 10mm x 16mm but I can't promise it'll work.
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Hey guys I just bought a predator 360 and it arrived today. I planned to use it to water cool my rig. Anyways I bought an msi 1080 gtx sea hawk ek x thinking that it would fit with the predator 360. It didn't and I discovered I needed extra parts. What parts would I need in order to make it connect? Do I need more coolant and what fittings do I need to make it fit? Also can I run the graphics card without it being connected to the predator 360? its sorta delaying me building the rest of the desktop. Should I just go ahead and install the predator 360 into the cpu or just wait for parts needed to fit it into the gpu as well?

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Hey guys I just bought a predator 360 and it arrived today. I planned to use it to water cool my rig. Anyways I bought an msi 1080 gtx sea hawk ek x thinking that it would fit with the predator 360. It didn't and I discovered I needed extra parts. What parts would I need in order to make it connect? Do I need more coolant and what fittings do I need to make it fit? Also can I run the graphics card without it being connected to the predator 360? its sorta delaying me building the rest of the desktop. Should I just go ahead and install the predator 360 into the cpu or just wait for parts needed to fit it into the gpu as well?

Yeah. You're going to need some more stuff to hook that msi up to the predator. The msi ek isn't the same as the prefilled blocks ek sells that are compatible with the predator. Here's what you'll need.

2 more compression fittings matching the size that the predator uses. Ek-acf nickel 10mm ID 16mm OD
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-acf-fitting-10-16mm-nickel

EK zmt 9.5mm x 15.9mm matte black tubing
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-tube-zmt-matte-black-15-9-9-5mm-3m-retail

This is the coolant the predator uses and you'll need more.
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-ekoolant-evo-clear-premix-1l

That's all you'll need.

You absolutely CAN hook up your predator to your CPU while you wait for the parts. You'll have to disconnect it all when you get the parts and drain it anyway.

VERY IMPORTANT! You absolutely can NOT run your gpu without it connected to the predator or some other water cooling loop.

You're venturing into custom water cooling and I can't stress enough that you should do your due diligence and research the snot out of it. This is not something you want to just jump into without learning a bit about it first.
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Thank you man Ill order those parts right away then!
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Thank you man Ill order those parts right away then!

Remember. Do some learnin'

I'm adding my 980ti to my predator 240 and believe me I'm still researching and learning.

Also those items are what you NEED, there are some other items that are useful and just make life easier with the loop. A reservoir, drain valve, etc... I've dumped a bunch of cash lately into adding my gpu to my predator.
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There is NO reason at all to get the MSI Seahawk. It will not perform better or OC better than a "normal" 1080. With all the hassle and parts you have to buy... is it worth it?
The current rule of thumb is:
If you want to watercool a 1080 (especially with a EK Predator), get the cheapest card you can find in the reference design and order an EK waterblock (for the Predator -> get a prefilled block from the EK shop).

In a custom loop I could understand to go with the Seahawk, but not if you want to add it to a EK Predator loop.

Also: There is currently no performance benefit to get a custom 1080, if you want to watercool it. Under air the better cooler is a reason...
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That's a little harsh. Yeah the msi sea hawk is probably pricey but there's a convenience factor. Also I have no issue at all with him wanting to add a water cooled gpu to his predator.

I don't agree with your rule of thumb about getting the cheapest card either. There's quality of components to think about. Power phases, and typically those 3rd party cards have 2 pcie power connectors generally providing more power to overclock.
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Hey guys I just bought a predator 360 and it arrived today. I planned to use it to water cool my rig. Anyways I bought an msi 1080 gtx sea hawk ek x thinking that it would fit with the predator 360. It didn't and I discovered I needed extra parts. What parts would I need in order to make it connect? Do I need more coolant and what fittings do I need to make it fit? Also can I run the graphics card without it being connected to the predator 360? its sorta delaying me building the rest of the desktop. Should I just go ahead and install the predator 360 into the cpu or just wait for parts needed to fit it into the gpu as well?

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MSI 1080gtx Seahawk ek x
Corsair force le 480 ssd
predator 360 aio from ekwb

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Yeah. You're going to need some more stuff to hook that msi up to the predator. The msi ek isn't the same as the prefilled blocks ek sells that are compatible with the predator. Here's what you'll need.

2 more compression fittings matching the size that the predator uses. Ek-acf nickel 10mm ID 16mm OD
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-acf-fitting-10-16mm-nickel

EK zmt 9.5mm x 15.9mm matte black tubing
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-tube-zmt-matte-black-15-9-9-5mm-3m-retail

This is the coolant the predator uses and you'll need more.
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-ekoolant-evo-clear-premix-1l

That's all you'll need.

You absolutely CAN hook up your predator to your CPU while you wait for the parts. You'll have to disconnect it all when you get the parts and drain it anyway.

VERY IMPORTANT! You absolutely can NOT run your gpu without it connected to the predator or some other water cooling loop.

You're venturing into custom water cooling and I can't stress enough that you should do your due diligence and research the snot out of it. This is not something you want to just jump into without learning a bit about it first.

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Originally Posted by Goldendarkness1 View Post

Thank you man Ill order those parts right away then!

What Jyve said is all good.

You must also remember that you will have to ditch the quick disconnect on the Predator since you won't have a pair on your GPU block to interconnect everything.
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What Jyve said is all good.

You must also remember that you will have to ditch the quick disconnect on the Predator since you won't have a pair on your GPU block to interconnect everything.

Yeah. I forgot to mention that. Again, if you do your research you'll probably have figured that part out.
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That's a little harsh. Yeah the msi sea hawk is probably pricey but there's a convenience factor. Also I have no issue at all with him wanting to add a water cooled gpu to his predator.

I don't agree with your rule of thumb about getting the cheapest card either. There's quality of components to think about. Power phases, and typically those 3rd party cards have 2 pcie power connectors generally providing more power to overclock.

The 1080's don't OC well though... they are VERY poor in this regard, and it's entirely down to the silicon lottery how well your card performs. Unless we see a new BIOS that unlocks them, this won't change but I don't actually see that happening ever. Nvidia will want people to upgrade to the 1080Ti so they have ZERO interest in having the 1080 punch much above its weight. The fact the 980Ti OC's so well has probably hurt them a little in sales, although the 1080 is obviously an incredibly successful card regardless. Tests have certainly shown there is no real world difference between the single 8-pin and 6+8/8+8 varieties though... at least not that justifies the much higher price. One thing WC'ing will absolutely help with though is the throttling, which the cheaper cards with inferior coolers are more likely to do (even the FE does so). The cheaper cards are still using the reference PCB so there is no issue with component quality. The only advice I would give is to check the manufacturer's warranty policy if the cooler is removed.

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