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Old November 5, 2017, 09:29 AM
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Hey can anyone confirm installing the newer FC EK Block (model 1960 / 1984..for 1080Ti ) on an Evga 1080Ti SC Black Edition ???? Although ALL reference states compatible there is NO anchoring / threaded stud at the top of the Card next to the input / output water ports....this stud is present on Pascal X Block BUT not on 1080Ti Reference Blocks....yet the Compatibility list shows the SC Black Edition as Compatible Reference...reallly??!!!

Has anyone tried this particualr Card with the 1960 / 1984 Blocks and if there were any issues not having this last screw securing the block ?? It looks as though it ensures the PCB makes contact with the RAM chips.

Please let me know.....EK....you may want to remove the 6393 KR model from your compatibility list for the 1960 / 1984 Model Block (newer Terminal look).

Please advise if this has been tried without the one screw in place?

Here are links to the EK Site which shows images of the Blocks:

These are the Block that I have: 3831109831960
Both claim to be for 1080Ti Reference and Pascal X, have a close look at the Waterblock (underside) and note NO threaded mounting stud under the left side H2O Port ....
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-geforce-gtx-fe-acetal

Then look at these "older" Water Blocks (no new look Terminal Block cover)
ALSO for Reference 1080Ti AND for Pascal X Model 3831109831694

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-fc-tita...-acetal-nickel

Have a close look at the underside of these GPU Blocks and note that there IS a threaded mounting stud at the top directly under the left side H2O input/output port.


How can one block have the stud and the other not if there both for the same Card?


Anyhow....I have the Cards put together with the blocks but obviously both Cards are missing the one securing screw ....bummer...I have ordered another set of Blocks as I know the Water Cooling parts game...no one take responsibility for ensuring compatibility....


Im just reluctant to put in my box...fill with liquid as risk over heating my VRAM...any suggestions ....this is an odd one....Im always "positive" i get the right gear!
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Old November 5, 2017, 03:09 PM
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I would guess its not needed to maintain sufficient contact pressure. I noticed the same on a GTX980 reference design with a newer EK block which was compatible - less mounting points, but never had any issues.

RAM+VRM's aren't as fussy as you'd think
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Old November 5, 2017, 03:22 PM
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I would guess its not needed to maintain sufficient contact pressure. I noticed the same on a GTX980 reference design with a newer EK block which was compatible - less mounting points, but never had any issues.

RAM+VRM's aren't as fussy as you'd think
Thanks Chilly...did you have a look at the pics? So not a big deal? I mean everyone that purchases these newer 1080Ti WB's from EK will be faced with this as my PCB (other than the DVI-D Connector) is identical to Titan X and 1080Ti FE!!
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I did some research earlier in the day and referenced various PCB pictures.

I believe the compatibility lists of the blocks tell some of the story. The newer block has a much larger range of compatible products than the Titan X / Xp. A majority of them on the list seem to all the same reference PCB for the post part, but I think the 1060 had some slight differences in mounting points. This corroborates with Chilly's explanation - it was likely determined that points was not needed, and that along with some other minor changes may have allowed for greater compatibility.

On the other hand, it could just be that they re-tested the current blocks with all available cards and found them compatible.

I noticed when looking at the compatibility list that the blocks were actually launched in May - I believe it's safe to say that at this point major issues would have been already noticed by users on forums or social media of some kind.

This was the original launch announcement from what I can discern:

https://www.ekwb.com/news/ek-releasi...-water-blocks/
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Old November 5, 2017, 10:15 PM
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^^^^ Ok thanks guys.....I appreciate it as my OCD really does get the better of me!!! The instructions that are available onloine as well as the instructions that came with the box still illustrate putting in this screw ......they really should update this or make it known on there Site so folks like me dont get all fvcghed up,, ;)
I cancelled my order for the older Titan X Pascal Blocks....hopefully they (EK) see i cancelled and dont ship them....

Anyhow...i have the blocks in my machine now and presently leak testing, I should be able to power it up tomorrow...
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