GTXJackBauerThat's great news. Could have been either a bad ground (GPU Bracket dark side up?) and or bad thermals. What GPU WB are we talking about here? EVGA's or EK's, etc. What did the instructions tell you about the pads during installation? 3rd party blocks usually come with their own pads because it's a designed measurement to make good contact with the GPU. You just remove the stock cooler's pads and put them on the same spot they were and put it in the anti static bag the GPU came with to keep things simple and pads clean. Give us a few shots if possible to see what you're playing with there.
DeadlyMercuryThere was a topic with same question - somebody installed waterblock and got very high temperatures. It turned out, that he placed 1mm thick thermal pads instead of 0.5mm.
babayaga -_-An update. I redid the thermal pads on the gpu and reset the waterblock again. I have the machine at a point where it doesn't shut down like before but the temperatures are way too high for a watercooled rig. I have anywhere from 25-30c on my cpu and the idling on my gpu runs from 45c to 60c. On heavy load, it goes to 88c. I've prolly reset this block with this card 7-8 times. Are the high temps happening because of the overclock initially on the card? The card specifically is a EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Ftw3 Ultra, Overclocked, 2.75 Slot Extreme Cool Triple + iCX2, 65C Gaming. I guess I'm at a loss because I have two 480 radiators and an additional smaller radiator up top. I also have two exhaust fans on the back. This machine should be very cold but it's not and it's very frustrating. I have images of my build from thermal pads to the kryonaut being applied. I did everything by the book.