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I've got my video cards in slot 1 and 3 for x16/x16 sli on my rampage IV extreme.

Closest thing I could find is https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-bridge-triple-serial-csq-plexi but that's meant for three video cards instead of two.


My PCI-E ports are the standard 40mm apart so I'd need a dual connector that's 80mm apart (based on my hard sli bridge reporting 40mm between ports.
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You need to attach this to the unused port of EK-FC Bridge Triple Serial.
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-link-blank-serial-plexi-csq
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I've got my video cards in slot 1 and 3 for x16/x16 sli on my rampage IV extreme.

Closest thing I could find is https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-bridge-triple-serial-csq-plexi but that's meant for three video cards instead of two.


My PCI-E ports are the standard 40mm apart so I'd need a dual connector that's 80mm apart (based on my hard sli bridge reporting 40mm between ports.


You indeed need a triple bridge but you also need a blank to cover the middle position on your triple.

One thing though. the bridge you linked is one of our older design. Can you tell me which GPU blocks you have?
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You indeed need a triple bridge but you also need a blank to cover the middle position on your triple.

One thing though. the bridge you linked is one of our older design. Can you tell me which GPU blocks you have?

Two of these.
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-titan-x-nickel-original-csq
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Two of these.
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-titan-x-nickel-original-csq

Ok cool so you had the right type of bridge. thumb.gif

So if you're choosing the Triple Serial you'll need to get this too : EK-FC Link BLANK Serial CSQ - Plexi

And if you go with a Triple Parallel you'll need this blank : EK-FC Link BLANK Parallel CSQ
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Ok cool so you had the right type of bridge. thumb.gif

So if you're choosing the Triple Serial you'll need to get this too : EK-FC Link BLANK Serial CSQ - Plexi

And if you go with a Triple Parallel you'll need this blank : EK-FC Link BLANK Parallel CSQ

How does the parellel function? I'm not quite clear how the flow works on that one.
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How does the parellel function? I'm not quite clear how the flow works on that one.

In serial the flow goes in the first GPU than into the second GPU. In parallel, the flow goes into both GPU's at the same time.

Back in the days with more restrictive blocks the choice between which type of flow you wanted was more significant but the current blocks are way less restrictive so the choice between Serial or Parallel becomes more of a personnal choice. The flow and temp difference is very marginal.
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How does the parellel function? I'm not quite clear how the flow works on that one.

Parallel means that flow goes into every block inlet at the same time. For a blank, this means you just block off the flow to both ports.
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In serial the flow goes in the first GPU than into the second GPU. In parallel, the flow goes into both GPU's at the same time.

Back in the days with more restrictive blocks the choice between which type of flow you wanted was more significant but the current blocks are way less restrictive so the choice between Serial or Parallel becomes more of a personnal choice. The flow and temp difference is very marginal.

You inadvertently answered my question even though I worded it horribly! Thanks. I was mostly concerned with flow on the parrelel and temps on the serial and was wondering what the gains/drawbacks were.
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Nevermind, can't delete this post but I asked it in a seperate thread for a more concise and complete answer.
Edited by Black Magix - 8/18/16 at 9:01am
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