managermanAfter months of waiting (due to not having time because of work) I finally had time to mount up my EK Vector and Active backplates to my 3090 FTW3 Ultras.... Holy cow these cards are massive and heavy with these two blocks installed... These are original 3090 FTW3 cards running the XOC 500W bios.......(PCIE wattage was ok so I did not RMA them), They are also the original 3090 vector blocks (No issues with the standoffs..) Just got them installed in a new 12900k, ASUS Maximus extreme glacial.....(Now I wait for ASUS and NVIDIA to play nice so I can get a BIOS that will enable NVLINK..... Once I get to testing I will posts temps...More to come soon.. -M
Nereus So much shiny!!!! Nice build Managerman!
Wowzwers $$$$Did you consider the EK Terminal Block..?....I used them in all of my previous WC's multi GPU set-ups and the one thing I really liked with them was how they added so much rigidity n support to the overall weight of 2 Cards....or in one case 3 Cards.Or perhaps it simply wont work with the Active Backplates....
JonnyomegaJust completed my rebuild, 3080 FTW3, EK vector + Ek backplate + cpu upgrade to 5950xMy system is a 011 DXL dual xspc radiators (top + bottom), GPU is in a vertical mount above the push pull. System fan curve is modest and not too loud. Push pull nfa-12 on bottom, push nfa-12 on top, single nfa-12 at rear. Case is hard tube but I wanted to test the block fitment and temps before I drain and take down the hard tube. I mounted the block and hooked it up an an external ek xe 360 rad and pump to test.I ran furmark for 22 minutes on each run then played games for an hour to get the temps.5800x cpuStock fan speeds air coolerGPU temp - 30.7 idleGPU temp – 69.9 loadMem junct – 30.0 idleMem junct – 88 loadHotspot – 35.5 idleHotspot – 82.7 load5800x cpuEK XE external 360 radiator 3x GT fans full speedGPU temp – 23.8 idleGPU temp – 39.7 loadMem junct – 30.0 idleMem junct – 50 loadHotspot – 33.8 idleHotspot – 54.9 loadReplaced the cpu to 5950x, added ek 3080 to 011 hard loopGPU temp – 26.7 idleGPU temp – 50.2 loadMem junct – 32.0 idleMem junct – 62 loadHotspot – 36.7 idleHotspot – 65.1 loadOne thing I noticed is on the backplate the instructions are a little off for the thermal pad placement. Once you start test fitting it you realize it isnt lined up on one section, by the memory closer to the rear of the card. I added some of the left over thermal pad to make contact all of the components. Other then that the card worked fine.I do notice the back plate gets very hot when gaming, like feels weirdly too hot by hand but I guess that is doing its job and transferring the heat from the components.Also there is noticeable coil whine now, even when the case is closed. It doesn’t happen when benchmarking or normal task, but in games it is noticeable, it seems to die down after a while but I have not been able to isolate which part it is from yet.
clay333Got my 3080 12GB a couple days ago and need to get it under water. You guys think it's worth it to wait on the Velocity 2 block that ships in March or just go ahead and grab the one that is out now? I have the Velocity 2 LGA 1700 block, so I would like to have them match. But I am not sure if it's worth waiting 2 or 3 months for the new block that will likely perform about the same.
kamikazi! +1 on the tape for the RGB wire. I used a tiny piece of electrical tape.
zytherkamikazi! +1 on the tape for the RGB wire. I used a tiny piece of electrical tape.Which Wire? the tiny one on the back of the card for the evga logo that you cant see once the blocks on?
chumeniukJust installed the active backplate today and of course the memory temps didn't improve. Went ahead and ordered the Gelid Extreme pads and will replace them all and repaste the GPU. I got my 3090 from EVGA on launch day and my block was ordered in December '20. If everything has worked to this point, should I worry about swapping to the revised standoffs?
OV3RCLK4Anyone try using the stock mounting pressure bracket thing that came with the stock air cooler? I am curious if I should have used that for better mounting pressure. I am wondering if it would still allow for the backplate to be installed.
wiliksOV3RCLK4Another question in general: what are your memory junction temperatures guys? I reused same thermal pads when changing the thermal paste and I think I am having about 5-10 degree higher temps on memory junction than before. Its around 70's under gaming/unigine heaven load and ~80's when brute force load such as furmark is goin on. Are these temps acceptable? I dont want to demount this thingy from my PC again as I am very satisfied how GPU temps are goin atm
OV3RCLK4Another question in general: what are your memory junction temperatures guys? I reused same thermal pads when changing the thermal paste and I think I am having about 5-10 degree higher temps on memory junction than before. Its around 70's under gaming/unigine heaven load and ~80's when brute force load such as furmark is goin on. Are these temps acceptable? I dont want to demount this thingy from my PC again as I am very satisfied how GPU temps are goin atm