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Hi everyone!

 

I'm looking for a bit of support regarding water cooling my graphics card. Problem so far is, I'm struggling to figure out what block I need to be going for. I have the MSI GTX 1080Ti Armor OC Edition, which at the time was a great choice, but looking at the difficulty of getting a water block, it's no longer an amazing choice.

 

What I need help with is the following; I have found the following block from EK and I want to know if it will be compatible with my card, if not, can you amazing people offer any suggestions? 

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc1080-gtx-ti-tf6-acetal-nickel

 

Note - My card does not have any form of "backplate." I also plan to use this in the EK A240G water cooling loop (from what I understand, there shouldn't be any galvanic corrosion between the nickel and aluminium right? 

 

Any and all help is extremely appreciated guys. 

 

Cheers,

Flinty

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pretty sure the armor card shares the PCB with the Gaming X?

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3 minutes ago, Flinty said:

Hi everyone!

 

I'm looking for a bit of support regarding water cooling my graphics card. Problem so far is, I'm struggling to figure out what block I need to be going for. I have the MSI GTX 1080Ti Armor OC Edition, which at the time was a great choice, but looking at the difficulty of getting a water block, it's no longer an amazing choice.

 

What I need help with is the following; I have found the following block from EK and I want to know if it will be compatible with my card, if not, can you amazing people offer any suggestions? 

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc1080-gtx-ti-tf6-acetal-nickel

 

Note - My card does not have any form of "backplate." I also plan to use this in the EK A240G water cooling loop (from what I understand, there shouldn't be any galvanic corrosion between the nickel and aluminium right? 

 

Any and all help is extremely appreciated guys. 

 

Cheers,

Flinty

The MSI GTX 1080Ti Armor uses the same PCB layout as the Gaming X cards as confirmed in this article from Gamers Nexus. So anything that is slated to work with a Gaming X card from MSI will work, the founders will NOT. 

 

https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/2927-msi-1080ti-armor-review-high-temps?showall=1

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3 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

The MSI GTX 1080Ti Armor uses the same PCB layout as the Gaming X cards as confirmed in this article from Gamers Nexus. So anything that is slated to work with a Gaming X card from MSI will work, the founders will NOT. 

 

https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/2927-msi-1080ti-armor-review-high-temps?showall=1

Note that there are 2 variants of the gaming X card, with different PCB's
So look at the EX compatibility chart, and compare your board with the 2 different gaming X variants.

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Hi everyone, thanks for the rapid response. 

 

Upon further inspection, the water block matches the Gaming X perfectly fine, what I now need to know is the following, is a backplate needed? Also, will the nickel cause any issues with the all aluminium A240G kit? 

 

Thanks Again,

Flinty

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Nickel and aluminium should be fine

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wouldnt do that myself. Also are you playing to run the cpu block and cool both components with that rad?

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I am yeah, from what I’ve read a 240 should be able to handle the cpu and gpu, if needs be down the line getting a 360 to replace shouldn’t be a difficult task. 

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lol, guess that depends on the temps you want. 

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