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just got my 6970LCS from powercolor which come with EK block from the factory and i ran into an issue installing them, on the backside of the card regular compression fittings hit the back plate, i solved that by using my 45 degree ones which works fine.

But the big issue is connecting the two cards together, they are so close together i cant put regular fittings there (and i cant fit a regular compression fitting on one side it is the backside of the card)

what do i need to buy to make it work? im stuck until i figure this out
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post #2 of 13
This is what I use.

Depending on spacing you will have to measure what one you need.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bimablg141id.html

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bimablg141id1.html

For a reference I am using the first one with my 470's right next to each other on the top most slots of an Asus Rampage Extreme.
    
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my board is an asus p6t

http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=QtpKQuERkuYw6trc

im using the blue PCIE slots
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post #4 of 13
I would say use this one. Looks like it will fit.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bimablg141id.html

The other one is for boards like the classified that have a bunch of pci-express slots right next to each other with little to no gap.
    
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post #6 of 13
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is that all i would need or would there be anything else? hate being stuck because of a fitting so i want to make sure i get the right one lol
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post #7 of 13
If you aren't sure which would work for your spacing off the two bitspower pieces that were recommend here, order both and you should be covered. Better to have and not need, than to need and not have, I always say

I've seen a few setups where someone just uses a regular barb (cuz they're a bit smaller than compressions) and just make like a 1" hose between the two barbs to connect the two cards - provided they line up perfectly, of course.
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post #8 of 13
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even regular barbs are too big, i measured and its about a 1" gap
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post #9 of 13
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here is a picture of the gap with a single slot video card there for reference



also, im having issues getting my compression fittings fully threaded, do u think this is an issue?

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post #10 of 13
I do know that you arent suppose to screw compression fittings all the way down. Just hand-tighten them and go as far down as you can by hand and you'll be good. The force is to secure it is more than you think.
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