Was browsing reddit /r/watercooling and stumbled upon this
Waterblock Mod for EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2
NOTE: Author removes the 4pin connector near DVI slot that WILL interfere with the block.
He also proceeds to remove DVI port itself to convert the card into single slot card - not necessary in most cases.
In addition he removes the 6pin
connector near the power connectors that DOES interfere with his waterblock. It is possible to also de-solder the connectors using just a big blob of solder and preserve the connector. OR
It is also possible to modify the waterblock itself. Since that part is acetal it could be dremelled out or filed out. I mean whats the most expensive part here? Card or the block?
Also from my "research notes" while getting ready to convert my card into a water-cooled contraption:
EK waterblocks and backplates that should fit the modified card
Waterblock (1080 TI FE)
EK-FC1080 GTX Ti - Nickel
Waterblock (GTX FE) - universal block
EK-FC GeForce GTX FE - Nickel
Backplate (1080 TI FE) - this will work for both GTX FE and 1080 TI FE
EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Backplate - Black
Backplate (GTX FE)
EK-FC Titan X Pascal Backplate - Black