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SLI bridge that doesn't actually connect the cards, but looks nice?

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You can connect them through SLI and just not enable SLI on nVidia control panel...

Alright, so i'm in somewhat of an unusual situation where i'm running 2 seperate Nvidia cards in the same system all watercooled and looking sexy, tough the SLI fingers somewhat bother me. 

 

so the question: is there something like an HB SLI bridge, that just functions as a cover for the SLI fingers but doesn't actually connect the cards?

also if this exists, does one exist that somewhat resembles the look of a Zotac HB bridge?

 

my system:

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Zotac SLI bridge:

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You could buy a broken one that does nothing. eBay usually has loads of broken item listings. 

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You can connect them through SLI and just not enable SLI on nVidia control panel...

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Darn. I just tossed a dead Zotac bridge.

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3 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

You can connect them through SLI and just not enable SLI on nVidia control panel...

i mean, i guessed the SLI standard would just see the GP102 and GP104 chips and not enable SLI automatically, tough better safe than sorry amirite?

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get a SLI bridge then take the innards out.

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2 minutes ago, RollinLower said:

i mean, i guessed the SLI standard would just see the GP102 and GP104 chips and not enable SLI automatically, tough better safe than sorry amirite?

it won't let you enable SLI between different GPU models, so there is zero 'risk' of that happening between a GP102 and GP104. Versions of the same model can SLI but will run at whichever card is slower's speeds (IE you could have a FE 1080 Ti and say an EVGA Kingpin 1080 Ti connected with 2 ribbon bridges since the PCBs are not the same size for an HB bridge to fit - but the Kingpin card will run at FE speeds).

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Either get one and break the pins or buy one that is internally broken, just for looks. They're dirt cheap.

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Yeah there's your best bet.

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Just get one. Nothing would happen either way. 

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1 minute ago, hiitswilliam said:

Either get one and break the pins or buy one that is internally broken, just for looks. They're dirt cheap.

i wasn't very keen on spending 40+ on a zotac bridge just to have it hand me some errors. tough i guess i'll just get a functioning one. atleast it'll retain some resale value ?

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