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Next up, the PCB is shorter than the card itself, and NVIDIA's unique new reference-cooler makes the card about 50% longer than its PCB. NVIDIA listened to feedback about shorter PCBs pushing power connectors towards the middle of the cards; and innovated a unique design, in which the card's sole 6-pin PCIe power connector is located where you want it (towards the end), and internal high-current wires are soldered to the PCB. Neato? Think again. What if you want to change the cooler, or maybe use a water-block? Prepare to deal with six insulated wires sticking out of somewhere in the PCB, and running into that PCIe power receptacle.
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I'd love to see what that actually looks like with that shroud removed... Not sure how much I like this "solution"... Oh well, few more days...
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Not sure how much I like this "solution"... Oh well, few more days...

I doubt it will exist as such on the AIB models. Who is going to buy a reference 1060 and replace the cooler?
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I doubt it will exist as such on the AIB models. Who is going to buy a reference 1060 and replace the cooler?

I certainly wouldn't, but some people would likely want to slap a waterblock on that PCB.

Or under another scenario, what if you want to replace TIM and solder from that internal PCI-e wire breaks off the PCB when you take the shroud off. Not trying to say It's a huge issue, but something to be aware of.

One way or another we need to see the final product.
Edited by ekg84 - 7/4/16 at 3:06pm
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I'd love to see what that actually looks like with that shroud removed... Not sure how much I like this "solution"... Oh well, few more days...

Yeah, I wonder if the connector on the fan plugs into the PCB or how it is connected. Be hard to assemble if it is soldered together. Be interesting to see how AIBs put custom fans on a reference PCB.
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I would guess that there is still a 6-pin socket on the board hidden under the shroud with an extension plugged into it feeding the connector on the cooler.
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post #357 of 735
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I would guess that there is still a 6-pin socket on the board hidden under the shroud with an extension plugged into it feeding the connector on the cooler.

I doubt it, if this was the case then we'd likely see solder points of a regular 6-pin plug on the back of that pcb... It could still have some proprietary plug though...

Edit: hopefully 6gb version comes with backplate...
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For the majority of people that would buy a reference 1060 that six pin location is brilliant to be honest! That's one of the things I hate most about short PCB cards that have the six pin connector in the middle of the freaking card.
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I certainly wouldn't, but some people would likely want to slap a waterblock on that PCB.

Yep slap a waterblock on a low range pascal that will be boosted practically to it's limit out of the box and won't respond well to increased voltage. Totally pointless.
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Yep slap a waterblock on a low range pascal that will be boosted practically to it's limit out of the box and won't respond well to increased voltage. Totally pointless.

why would it needs to be OCed just because you put it under water?
i've seen CPU+GPU loops on ITX builds that are ran on stock, they're practical because a single loop saves a lot of space and runs much more cooler.
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