Tom SawyerI was just looking at that: https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-quantum-vector-rtx-3080-3090-d-rgb-nickel-plexi Does any know for backplates if I get a EK waterblock for a EVGA 3080 do you have to use the EK backplate or if you get a card with a backplate will it work with the EK waterblock? In other words if I am going watercooling on the card should I get a black for $699 without a backplate or can I grab a better card at 749 or 769 price and still use the EK waterblock and EVGA backplate together?
AirikayNo. None of EVGA cards are reference. XC3 is based on it, but still different.
bg8780Aww lame! I just pre-ordered the reference EK block in hopes of using it on an EVGA card.
bg8780AirikayNo. None of EVGA cards are reference. XC3 is based on it, but still different.Do you have a source for this or any proof that the EK block won't fit. I have my fingers crossed that EK just hasn't been able to physically confirm the blocks will fit EVGA cards but they still will. Can anybody from EVGA chime in on how far from reference the XC3 cards are? Taller caps? Different positions? etc.
rjbarkerHhhhmmmm...no Asus...no MSI.....no Evga....the "Big boys"......sure hope there "coming soon" from EK ....
EKWB Upcoming NVIDIA RTX 30 Series Water Blocks There are probably a lot of questions about other RTX 30 Series water blocks as well – for the AIB cards and Founders Edition especially. EK water blocks for the Strix and TUF Series graphics cards will follow in a matter of days, while the Founders Edition water blocks will take a bit longer since EK is preparing something really special for those graphics cards.
Tom SawyerI no longer jump on the bandwagon every time something new in computers comes out. However I wonder if I am lucky enough to grab an XC3 tomorrow to have it now if the EVGA step up program will be optimal for upgrading to water cooling seeing how different all the boards are on the most well known brands (evga, asus, msi ect ect) are. Who knows maybe someone will make a special block before then. Decisions decisions o.0
gutcheckCan any of you watercooling nerds tell if the inlet / outlet location on these new blocks are in the same place (at least width wise) for those of us using distro plates etc?
hallowengutcheckCan any of you watercooling nerds tell if the inlet / outlet location on these new blocks are in the same place (at least width wise) for those of us using distro plates etc?Personally, I couldn't tell you until I actually see one physically attached to an EVGA card.This is not a good sign to me and I'm not going to rush into buying one without proof that it fits first.
PeterFreemanI really wanted to buy an FTW card as I have always done but the fact that EVGA appear to be largely ignoring the EU regarding supply and the fact that EK are not even listing any blocks I'll probably be going with an ASUS Strix (F5 key/Stock permitting) this time around.
hannooAlphacool reference water block is confirmed to work on EVGA X3 cards, only issue is just part of the PCB where the 8 pin connectors are located will be exposed, which is not a problem IMO, I will just place a piece of nice aluminum sheet insulated from inside on front on that area since I have GPU mounted vertically, I won't see the backJust ordered it on performance-pcs