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Full cover motherboard waterblocks: EK FB-KIT GA X58 (Gigabyte) experiences wanted!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Thrackan, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Thrackan

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    Hello everyone,

    I am on the verge of getting a good dead on the waterblock set, but I'm looking for experiences here.
    As you can see in this picture, the fitting close to the PCI-E slot is very close to the slot.
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    I'd like to see a picture with a gfx card installed to see if theres enough room for my fittings, otherwise I might bounce the deal and get a different set (mips) which will probably cost me twice as much.

    Input, preferrably in the form of pics, is highly appreciated.:respect:
     
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    what fittings are u going to be using?
     
  3. Thrackan

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    I was planning on using my usual 3/8 screw fittings, but if that doesn't fit I might consider barbs. Not a fan of barbs though, I like my tubes screwed in tight.

    I use these: click
    Which are not as big as Feser screw fittings: click but still.
     
  4. Thrackan

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    Just a little kick because I finally got my hands on some pics.
    For anyone interested: here is a case gallery.

    I see he's using barbs but he still has room. I'm gonna take my bets on it. Now to see if this guy accepts my offer ;)
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Once you draw a card on it, it doesn't look unmanageable to me. If it's tighter than it looks, maybe a 45 degree fitting would cure connectivity issues?

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    I was looking to do that but the pic's all fish-eyed. It looks managable, though I might have to make a magic shield on my gfx with duct tape to prevent direct contact to solder joints.
     
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    Nah, but a screw fitting *might*. I'll make sure to post better pics when, and if, I get the block in.
     
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    OK, *might* my ass!
    I've got +5mm between the ring of my screw fitting and my GFX card. More than enough!

    I'll take pics when I can be bothered to recharge my batteries :D
     
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    Hey guys,

    I am in an IDENTICAL situation. I have the same mobo and am looking to get the same block. I see now from the pics the 45 degree elbow is a good backup if a compression fitting is too large. just wondering if anyone can confirm.

    The link about to the other persons system has very blurry images, hard to tell how close.
     
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    hmm sorry I never took pics, but maybe you can link to whatever fittings you want to try?
     
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    Okay,

    My intention was to use 3/8" ID 5/8" OD compression fittings, but i have the a Sapphire 5970 which comes with a backplate on the card, very nice but may also add to the cards thickness.
     
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    Well all I can say is I used these 3/8 ID 1/2 OD screw fittings:
    Clicky (Dutch)
    I had more than 5 mm left, my guess would be around 7ish. Let me check if there is any rogue pic in my attachment list that shows it.
     
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    Use 45 degree fitting.

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    well sir that answers that, thanks for the pic. I know with the backplate on my card i may have an extra 1-2mm than on your card, but i suppose from your image it would not be a big issue.
     

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