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post #21 of 54 (permalink) Old 09-21-2017, 06:39 PM
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I recently got this card -- hoping for a water block but it seems like no luck without a hw mod.. is that still the case?

edit: What the difference between the SC2 and the FTW3? Most obvious i see is 1x6-pin + 1x8-pin vs 2x-8-pin and caps.

edit2: answering my own question:

SC2:



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Will any BYKSKI or BARROW water blocks fit?
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post #22 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-02-2017, 08:30 AM
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Was browsing reddit /r/watercooling and stumbled upon this

Waterblock Mod for EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2
https://imgur.com/r/watercooling/24tzF

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
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-1080-gtx-ti-nickel

Waterblock (GTX FE) - universal block
EK-FC GeForce GTX FE - Nickel
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/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
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-1080-gtx-ti-backplate-black

Backplate (GTX FE)
EK-FC Titan X Pascal Backplate - Black
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-titan-x-pascal-backplate-black
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Waterblock Mod for EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2
https://imgur.com/r/watercooling/24tzF
That is one savage mod!!!
I think the removal of dvi port and 6 pin connector near the power connector was a bit too much. Due to the fact that the waterblock top is either acrilic or acetal it can be easily dremmeld or drilled for these connectors.
As for the fan header - it could be gently bent and isolated with either hot glue, nail vanish, electrical tape or heatshrink so the modding process could be reversible
It is also possible to mod the waterblock
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post #24 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-02-2017, 12:33 PM
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Soglasen. The waterblock doesn't actually interfere with the DVI connector so it does not need to be modded. The author just wanted to make it fit one slot smile.gif .
But yeah I reached the same conclusion about the pins. Block is cheaper, dremel the hell out of it, leave the 4pin and 6pin connectors as is.
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That was brutal and painful, shocked if the card still works -- all those metal flakes could easily short something.

Its MUCH simpler and easier to de-solder the fan headers and it preserves warranty as you can solder them back in. Others have mentioned its much safer to mod the water block, but on the following blocks I believe there is metal where the bottom fan header is so it has to be removed.


Both the BYKSKI and BARROW Founder / Public edition will work:

Compatibility:

NVIDIA Founder version GTX1080
NVIDIA Founder version GTX1070
NVIDIA Founder version GTX1080TI
NVIDIA Founder version Pascal TITAN X





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post #26 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-05-2017, 06:33 PM
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Will you post when you go ahead and dremel the block?
Very curious to know the result as I'm having the same situation but I'm a noob in open loop.
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I did it today. I just pushed the plastic back and forth until it came loose and then bent the pins downwards.
If you’re doing this really gently I think you can bend them later back up and use the stock cooler.

I already mounted my Bitspower Waterblock, I think any other should fit too.
You just have to make sure the pins make no contact with the block or each other which could lead in a shortage.
I did put a thermal pad on top just to make sure they 100% can’t get contact.

I also checked the rest of the pcb as I had a spare 1080 Ti laying around couldn’t find any other differences which would block the waterblock from mounting.

Will try the card out tomorrow.

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Salute to you, sir. Did the plastic shroud for the fan header came out easily or will there be any tools you’d recommend to use?
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I did it today. I just pushed the plastic back and forth until it came loose and then bent the pins downwards.

I don't get it: you'd prefer to throw away the warranty on your $800+ card, rather than modify a waterblock? Buying a cheap knock-off Dremel is cheaper than replacing a 1080 TI....Just sayin'....
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Salute to you, sir. Did the plastic shroud for the fan header came out easily or will there be any tools you’d recommend to use?

I just pushed it towards the memory forth and back. At the end I used some pliers to get it off the pins that’s it.
I think the pins are molded into the plastic so you just have to take your time if you don’t want to break anything.
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I don't get it: you'd prefer to throw away the warranty on your $800+ card, rather than modify a waterblock? Buying a cheap knock-off Dremel is cheaper than replacing a 1080 TI....Just sayin'....

My card has no warranty anyways so why not. And as said you just can bend them back up stick the connector back on and your warranty is back lol

But I agree with you best way would be to modify the waterblock.
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