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Hey guys, I'm finally getting around to my build after having packaged parts sit on my bench for over a month! I've ran into a bit of a snag and would like some routing ideas.



What I've got here are 2 EVGA Titan X Hydro Copper's on an EVGA X99 Classified motherboard and in the last slot you can see an Intel 750 Series PCI SSD with EK waterblock installed. Clearly the ports don't line up like I want them too. I don't think I can get away with using T's here because of flow problems that could arise. Also don't want to move away from this slot configuration as it uses the lanes the best. The only solution I can think of is hope EK makes a bridge with 6 holes (I would cap the 2 closest to the card) where I can run into the top (stage front) then out the bottom (into the rads on the left, back to the pump on the right). Your suggestions are welcome.
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I wouldn't hold out hope for a bridge, especially one that would work with EVGA blocks.

To keep it all looking uniform I would probably try using 90 degree fittings on all the top ports with a short extension fitting on the SSD block to bring its 90 up to the same height as the other blocks. With 90's on the top it doesn't matter that ports don't line up in the vertical plane because the fitting can point anywhere on both devices. Not sure how aesthetically pleasing that would turn out though.

Otherwise some creative tube bending perhaps.
 

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Actually the block on the Hydro Copper is made by EK so they should have a bridge available for it. Actually what I'd really like is a new bridge (like I mentioned above) for the SSD block where it has 6 inlets/outlets. I think I could then work that 90 degree magic you're talking about. I have a message into EK, I can only wait and see I guess.
 

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Yes of course, its made by EK for EVGA but they don't sell it or make any accessories for it. They have their own blocks for that.

The Corsair 900d demo build is an example of 90 degree fittings on GPU blocks because the used the CSQ blocks with the similar vertical ports



On this the fittings still point straight up and down but they don;t need to if you have ports in different alignment as in your case.
 

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I didn't think of routing it like that. It's like an in & out style vs parallel looking (bare with me and my terminology, still learning here). I could definitely do that. It would look wonky though. An option nonetheless. I could do some creative short bends instead of fittings that would make it look better. I'll have to think about it.
 
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