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Hello all. I am considering buying a new mobo for my upcoming water cooling project. I was wondering if there were any NB waterblocks for the nvidia 980 sli. I googled it and it was said that the 980 is a rebranded 780a. Is this true? Has anyone successfully watercooled a 980? Tips? advice?
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If it is really a rebranded northbridge, this should work fine for you. Even if its not rebranded it will probably still work.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ekwaek6ac.html

On a side note, what motherboard exactly are you looking to cool? Depending on the heatsink design on the board you may need to cool the sb and mosfets as well.

EDIT:
I did some more looking on EK's site. Their NB/SB 5 fits on one ASUS board, and the NB/SB 4 fits on another ASUS board, but none fit on the MSI board I saw. I would definitely check with the manufactures before you buy a block to be sure it fits your specific board.
Edited by lithgroth007 - 2/3/11 at 8:15am
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The mobo is an Asus M4N98TD. I actually check on the koolance site and they have a compatibility wizard on their. They have a few blocks available for the NB/SB. Not too pricey either.

Check it out: http://www.koolance.com/product_wizard/blocks.php
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Those blocks should work fine, as will the EK blocks for about the same price point, if not a little more. Remember though, that motherboards heatsink is connected to the NB SB and mosfets so you will need waterblocks or new air blocks for those as well because as far as I can tell neither of those companies make full coverage blocks for that board. Good luck with the build.
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