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post #1 of 7
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anyone have this setup? What I mean is 2 cards cooled by water without buying those special sli connectors...

that's the only thing I'm missing from my order and I'm wondering if I really need them...
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Are you referring to the EK sli bridges? No you don't need them. Simply connecting the cards by barbs and tubing will work too. Just watch your spacing.
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post #3 of 7
Not needed...it's bling and convenience really.

Fittings and tubing will work fine...as stated above, mind the spacing between your cards.
post #4 of 7
I'm pretty sure I've seen people just use a piece of tube cut to the exact length. You could go for that.
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Yeah, that's what I was thinking

ordered my EK waterblocks from germany today
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post #6 of 7
Just some barbs, clamps and hoses.. I had to use them because the bottom card is a 260 and it didn't line up to good with the 480's, Just a 1/8" off. So I couldn't use the SLI connectors..

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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by Fuddy View Post
Yeah, that's what I was thinking

ordered my EK waterblocks from germany today
See my build log, pictures on the first page. I have 2 GTX 480s with water cooling and no SLI connectors, just a hose that goes from one to the other. Do it like mine, it will REALLY help with flexibility (you won't have to take out BOTH cards every time and it makes installation/tear down so much easier).
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