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So I slapped on two waterblocks for my 1080 Ti's, ripped out the old tubing and re piped up the new connections only to find that my SLI fittings were too short. They worked on my 980Ti hydro copper, why wouldn't they work with these new EK blocks. Upon further inspection, I realized because the terminals were so much thicker, my old fittings were actually single slot not 2 slot SLI fittings.



That's why the fittings wouldn't reach



So, discouraged and frustrated I placed an overnight order last friday on Amazon for a couple fitting that are the correct length. They were supposed to arrive today, Sunday, but they still haven't shipped yet so who knows when I'll get then.

At this point, I just said screw it and booted up the system to see if everything was okay, even though the GPU loop is dry and has no water in it.



Looking at the temps, only 50C to 60C, a block of nickel plated copper is enough to dissipate idle GTX 1080Ti heat away from the core enough to safely run it even without water. Looks safe enough so long as I don't run any games. Even youtube doesn't utilize the GPU enough to spike the temps too high.

Lesson learned, I guess it IS okay to run a gpu water block dry if you're not planning on doing anything GPU intensive. wink.gif
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I always go for bridges that can be adjusted in height. Buy those so in the future you won't have these headaches.
 
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Lol, nice. Pascal is pretty damn cool. We're seeing a lot of semi-passive cards even on the high end now. I once ran a 1070 fanless and shroudless so it would fit in a PC which needed a display for a Windows install. Worked fine, system switched off about 30 minutes after the setup was complete tongue.gif

Doesn't that mess up your pump? Or are you running it without a pump until you have liquid fittings for that loop?

Also, 10/10 on the sexiness of your cables.
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Lol, nice. Pascal is pretty damn cool. We're seeing a lot of semi-passive cards even on the high end now. I once ran a 1070 fanless and shroudless so it would fit in a PC which needed a display for a Windows install. Worked fine, system switched off about 30 minutes after the setup was complete tongue.gif

Doesn't that mess up your pump? Or are you running it without a pump until you have liquid for that loop?

Also, 10/10 on the sexiness of your cables.

My GPU loop pump has been disconnected for the last couple weeks while I was running the 1080ti on air. Luckily have dual loops so I can keep the CPU cool. I do know the 5960X does run out without water. My coollaboratory liquid ultra melted almost instantly when I was trying to get it to reflow. It melted too fast, during the boot process, it actually screwed up the application because I never saw the temperature drop rolleyes.gif.

The EK built 980Ti hydro copper isn't compatible with the terminal and I only had a 3 way terminal not a 2 way. I just assumed that I could reuse the old SLI connector. yeah...
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