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So I want to buy 4 TFC SLI Connectors to setup a parallel configuration for my three video cards.



The thing is, these look like the rods just go into the fittings, and that's it. Not really screwed in or secured. It only has 2 O-rings preventing it from leaking.

Has anyone used these kinds of connectors? How safe are they to use? It was between the above or the Koolance SLI fittings. Just that above are half off. I will be using Koolance Water Blocks.
post #2 of 12
i would grab some thicker o rings and jam those in there.
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I used a single one and didn't have an issue. However, one side might go in further than the other side and the cards still might sag a bit. For a parallel set up, I'd go with D-Plugs.



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U already bought the waterblocks? bc I accidently picked up 2 of them on ebay and I can only use one on my regular GTX 480 since the SOC is non ref.
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Originally Posted by cdoublejj View Post
i would grab some thicker o rings and jam those in there.
I'll look into that if I decide on the TFC connectors. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Mikecdm View Post
I used a single one and didn't have an issue. However, one side might go in further than the other side and the cards still might sag a bit. For a parallel set up, I'd go with D-Plugs.

[IMGsnip]http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i296/mikecdm/DSC_0468.jpg[/IMG]

[IMGsnip]http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i296/mikecdm/2010-12-16_112117.jpg[/IMG]
I actually do not know what a D-plug is. If that is the fat SLI connectors on the second image, I like how it looks. Thanks!

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U already bought the waterblocks? bc I accidently picked up 2 of them on ebay and I can only use one on my regular GTX 480 since the SOC is non ref.
Yep, already bought the blocks. Just looking for SLI connectors. Thanks though.
post #6 of 12
You can put some sealant around the ends of the nuts if you're worried. I'm going to be using the Koolance SLi connector.
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Those are standard sli/cfx fittings. They work fine as is. the cards will be screwed into your case right so ugh how they would blow apart... don't take the screws out.
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You can put some sealant around the ends of the nuts if you're worried. I'm going to be using the Koolance SLi connector.
Ahh, okay. Dunno if I'm worried enough to put sealant. I was just thinking how does it stay in like that. Tsm106 pretty much answered it below. Toss me a pic after you have those Koolance connectors on

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Those are standard sli/cfx fittings. They work fine as is. the cards will be screwed into your case right so ugh how they would blow apart... don't take the screws out.
That makes sense. It won't pop out if the cards are screwed in. Thanks
post #9 of 12
I'm using two sets of the TFC SLI fittings with my 6950s. They work fine. The dual o-rings inside provide plenty of seal and I had to use some silicon oil on them and the rod just to be able to push them together.
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post #10 of 12
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I'm using two sets of the TFC SLI fittings with my 6950s. They work fine. The dual o-rings inside provide plenty of seal and I had to use some silicon oil on them and the rod just to be able to push them together.
Ooo that is really good to know. I didn't think it would be so hard to shove that rod in. Thanks farkle.
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