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2017/08/13 11:07:33 (permalink)
I have two of the GTX 1080Ti SC Black Editions (11G-P4-6393-KR)and was wondering if these are compatible with reference(or Founders) design GPU blocks or not.  I am looking to get the Bitspower blocks for the Founder Edition cards but wasn't sure if there would be any issues.
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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/13 11:39:24 (permalink)
    I have an EK Titan X block on my 1080Ti so I'm pretty sure all Founders blocks are OK.

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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/13 15:46:09 (permalink)

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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/13 16:41:32 (permalink)
    Thanks a bunch!
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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/14 05:16:23 (permalink)
    SC black edition is a reference board... with a nasty cooler on it.

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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/14 11:32:00 (permalink)
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    SC black edition is a reference board... with a nasty cooler on it.




    Nasty in what way?
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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/14 16:46:09 (permalink)
    In terms of noise, I hate to say this but the new ICX cooler is about the same as the ACX, i.e. total rubbish.
     
    Cooling wise they're decent enough, they're just noisy, cheap fans and the heat sink makes an oscillating sound.
     
    This is why I water cool EVGA cards but then you can hear the coil whine more.
     
    I probably won't be buying EVGA any more, I gave it a chance with the 980's but they're obviously not a quality brand.

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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/14 17:00:04 (permalink)
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    In terms of noise, I hate to say this but the new ICX cooler is about the same as the ACX, i.e. total rubbish.
     
    Cooling wise they're decent enough, they're just noisy, cheap fans and the heat sink makes an oscillating sound.
     
    This is why I water cool EVGA cards but then you can hear the coil whine more.
     
    I probably won't be buying EVGA any more, I gave it a chance with the 980's but they're obviously not a quality brand.


    Not at all my experience. I've owned three acx/icx cards from a 780 sc to my current 1080 ti. They've all been whisper quiet and all kept the gpu under 62c. The noise coming from my case is from the noctua fans on the nh-d15. Not sure what you mean by the heatsink "making an oscillating sound?"
     
    Getting ready to do a custom loop myself. Although there's currently no coil whine so I doubt I'll hear any.
     
    Not a quality brand? wat?

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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/14 20:20:44 (permalink)
    I think they used to be alright but the last three cards I've owned have had ACX and ICX coolers which IMO both sound terrible.
    All three have coil whine as well.
     
    A really well known PC shop here no longer stocks EVGA.
    I was like ****? at first but now I'm starting to see why.

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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/14 20:27:53 (permalink)
    Sound terrible?

    You should post a sound recording. I am curious as to what you are experiencing.

    My 1080 Ti S.C. Black sounds as expected. Quiet compared to the FE I stepped up from but neither are horrible. They sound like fans moving air so the more air you move and the faster you have them spinning the louder they get. But for me mine is quiet considering the load I am putting on the card.
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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/14 20:40:25 (permalink)
    I agree that the EVGA air coolers aren't great, but ALL manufacturer cards can have coil whine, that isn't brand specific.

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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/15 04:16:38 (permalink)
    I don't mind so much that the air coolers aren't the best as I water cool. It's just the damn coil whine as it becomes more noticeable without the fans.
     
    Being my 3rd consecutive card with coil whine I'm beginning to think that it might be the PSU and or motherboard.
    It's extremely frustrating as the only way to find the cause and fix it is to buy half your PC again, part by part. After which it still may be the card anyway.
     
    And yeah, coil whine can happen on any brand.
    Warranties are different by brand though, EVGA are very good with replacements but I seriously doubt that returned cards for coil whine are just thrown away...
     
    post edited by elbeasto - 2017/08/15 04:19:50

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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/15 19:35:15 (permalink)
    EKWB's GTX FE blocks should also work. Don't get it confused with the GTX 1080ti FE blocks. You have to keep in mind that the black edition has a DVI port. Some of the 1080ti FE blocks don't have a cut out for it.
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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/16 13:06:01 (permalink)
    The DVI port should only be a problem with full cover blocks, just from looking at them.
    Don't get EK though, get an Aquacomputer or try a Phanteks. 

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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/16 13:51:34 (permalink)
    I'm very happy with my 5 EK GPU blocks - on my EVGA cards and on my 2 CPUs
     
    Everyone has different experience - this is mine
     
    Do your homework / read reviews

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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/17 15:23:21 (permalink)
    Watch out, I bought the wrong block. EK has two 1080 Ti blocks. One is only for reference and the other works with all FE Pascals. So they have a cut-out for the DVI ports.
     
    http://forums.overclocker...wrong-waterblockgrrrr/
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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/17 16:05:58 (permalink)
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    I have two of the GTX 1080Ti SC Black Editions (11G-P4-6393-KR)and was wondering if these are compatible with reference(or Founders) design GPU blocks or not.  I am looking to get the Bitspower blocks for the Founder Edition cards but wasn't sure if there would be any issues.


     
    This board is a reference design so it should be compatible with most aftermarket blocks. Keep in mind that there may be some compatibility issues depending on the specific unit. I do know that sometimes the backplate cannot be reinstalled, but the cooler may still install just fine.

    elbeasto
     
    Being my 3rd consecutive card with coil whine I'm beginning to think that it might be the PSU and or motherboard.
     



    If you are using the same PSU or a battery backup you may want to try testing with a different unit or straight into the wall. The coil whine can manifest through a graphics card but may be sourced from a different component (most often the PSU).

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    Re: EVGA GTX 1080Ti SC Black Edition water block compatibility? 2017/08/17 22:23:29 (permalink)
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    elbeasto
     
    Being my 3rd consecutive card with coil whine I'm beginning to think that it might be the PSU and or motherboard.
     


    If you are using the same PSU or a battery backup you may want to try testing with a different unit or straight into the wall. The coil whine can manifest through a graphics card but may be sourced from a different component (most often the PSU).




    I've tried 4 GPUs & 2 PSUs, the only thing left is the motherboard.
     
    I still RMA'd the card to Newegg in the unlikely event that I got 4 cards in row. I doubt it but still...
     
    If a new motherboard doesn't fix it then I'm out of options and I'll have $1650 AUD worth of GPU and cooling stored in the garage for the duration. Not to mention the extra PSU and motherboard.
     
    Sorry for going OT btw.
     
    thecow
    These will all work with reference PCB cards that have DVI ports (including the Black Edition which uses reference PCB)
     
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/phanteks-glacier-g1080-founders-edition-ti-for-gtx-1080-ti-founders-edition-gaming-graphics-card-black.html
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/xspc-razor-rgb-gtx-1080-1080-ti.html
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/watercool-heatkillerr-iv-for-titan-x-pascal-acryl.html
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-fc-geforce-gtx-fe-nickel-plexi-water-block-for-geforce-1060-1070-1080-1080ti-titanx-pascal-and-titan-xp.html
     


     
    Still no love for Aquacomputer:
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/aquacomputer-kryographics-pascal-for-nvidia-titan-x-black-edition-nickel-plated-version.html
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/aquacomputer-kryographics-pascal-for-nvidia-titan-x-acrylic-glass-edition-nickel-plated-version.html
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/aquacomputer-kryographics-pascal-for-nvidia-titan-x-acrylic-glass-edition.html
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/aquacomputer-kryographics-pascal-for-nvidia-titan-x-black-edition.html
     
    All at the same shop too...
    For some reason PPCs don't have the full description for these blocks which is: "kryographics Pascal for NVIDIA TITAN X and GTX 1080 Ti black edition, nickel plated version"
    post edited by elbeasto - 2017/08/18 06:53:49

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