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Is it possible to "bridge" two different GPU blocks, specifically EK and XPSC Razor for the 5870? Does anyone know if the barbs will line up, and are compatible? Any suggestions for a bridge for the two blocks? Thanks.
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They aren't too far apart, but there won't be much space between the cards. You could grab a couple of 90-degree rotary fittings and make a half-circle of tubing between them...
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Is it possible to "bridge" two different GPU blocks, specifically EK and XPSC Razor for the 5870? Does anyone know if the barbs will line up, and are compatible? Any suggestions for a bridge for the two blocks? Thanks.
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Each company has its own barbs alignment.
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Why not simply get a second XSPC Razor? Then you could easily connect the cards with a standard SLI fittings kit.
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They aren't too far apart, but there won't be much space between the cards. You could grab a couple of 90-degree rotary fittings and make a half-circle of tubing between them...
I have quite a bit of room between PCIe slots, but my real concern is alignment.

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No.
Each company has its own barbs alignment.
Thanks, looks like I'll have to go the custom route.

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Why not simply get a second XSPC Razor? Then you could easily connect the cards with a standard SLI fittings kit.
I am considering buying the second card from the "for sale" subforum. He's selling the card with the EK block attached, and its a pretty good deal, hence my dilemma.
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What about selling the XSPC Razor and getting another EK block? Total cost would be around $50 and then you could very easily connect the cards, and they would match.
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What about selling the XSPC Razor and getting another EK block? Total cost would be around $50 and then you could very easily connect the cards, and they would match.
Then I have the hassle of trying to sell the block (I don't have enough rep to sell it here) and then there's the added cost. Just doesn't seem worth the trouble when I could probably just put a couple of barbs on there with a short piece of tubing to make the connection. It may not be the prettiest solution, but it is certainly the easiest and the cheapest.
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The dilemma is getting 2 different blocks to match up when there's no space. You're going to have to jump thru hoops and put even more restriction in your loop.

Imo, it's gonna cost you either money or time (and less than ideal loop). Pick your poison.
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You'll just have to set them in their slots and see...may not be bad at all with just tubing. Worst case you have to add some elbows to outside connections.
    
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