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Old August 1, 2010, 08:02 PM
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I just bought another two GTX460's and plan to use three of them in my system. Now I've never used full cover blocks in SLI before. I plan on using 3 Koolance VID-NX460 blocks. If I buy stubby fittings will they be able to fit between the video cards? Or do I need something even smaller? I'd rather not have to spend $50 on those wierd SLI fittings w/ plastic tubes.
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Depends on your slot configuration I'd imagine.

I think you can use Bitspower D-Plugs though. They come in varying lengths and are solid brass in your typical BP colours. And of course there's the more common metal-tube fittings which I think Koolance makes.

Never seen any of these plastic tube ones though. Using stubby fittings may work too, but I'm guessing it'll be a bit tight getting tubing in?
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Old August 1, 2010, 08:17 PM
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I could always throw the tubing on before I throw the cards in their slots if need be.. I really perfer the look of black tubing w/ black fittings versus the metal/acrylic tubes used or compression fittings. Bitspower makes the clear acrylic.
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Hmm guess I missed those BP acrylic ones. Interesting idea though.

I think you'll be able to do stubbys and tubing. Just have to be a bit more precise with the cutting/measuring I suppose.

Still can't fathom having multiple cards watercooled. It would just be such a pain in the arse if one card died, or needed to be removed for some other reason. I surely don't look forward to the the hassle I'd have to go through if I wanted to pull my HD5870.
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Old August 25, 2010, 08:37 PM
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Just to let everyone know, you can't use stubby fittings for the normal two slot SLI/CF. I ended up cutting a centimeter off a couple of fittings to get it to work temporarily.
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TFC - SLI VID Connector - G 1/4 - 1/2/3 Slot Retail SLI VID Connector - G 1/4 [1403] - $8.99 : DazMode, Canadian PC Water Cooling and Modding Store

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I was trying to cheap out.
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Heh..well they aren't that expensive for only needing ONE
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I was trying to cheap out.
I have always used D-Plugs. They work great. I got a couple spares around if you are interested, both the 1 inch and the larger one.

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