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2019/07/11 08:35:28 (permalink)
So I have the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK EDITION GAMING/ Part Number: 11G-P4-2282-KR
 
I recently bought a reference PCB waterblock and installed. Now I am concerned about one thing. There were 3 small chips with a small piece of thermal pad on them, towards the right(closer to PCIE connection). Of these 3 spots, my waterblock only covers 1 of them.
It's not the VRAM or VRMs, so I am not sure how important these are, and if they need to be cooled. I wish I took a picture, but I forgot. 

Basically my waterblock does not cover 2 of 3 small black chips on PCB, that were previously covered by my heatsink. Will this cause any harm? Everything is running fine at the moment, just worried about putting the GPU under load until I know.
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK Waterblock 2019/07/11 09:29:51 (permalink)
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So I have the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK EDITION GAMING/ Part Number: 11G-P4-2282-KR
 
I recently bought a reference PCB waterblock and installed. Now I am concerned about one thing. There were 3 small chips with a small piece of thermal pad on them, towards the right(closer to PCIE connection). Of these 3 spots, my waterblock only covers 1 of them.
It's not the VRAM or VRMs, so I am not sure how important these are, and if they need to be cooled. I wish I took a picture, but I forgot. 

Basically my waterblock does not cover 2 of 3 small black chips on PCB, that were previously covered by my heatsink. Will this cause any harm? Everything is running fine at the moment, just worried about putting the GPU under load until I know.
Thanks


I'm a bit confused here so help me out.  The pads were left on the chips prior to installing the WB?  If so, you're suppose to remove any pads left and cooling plate on the PCB and put it back on the air cooler.  Than just install the WB with the already set pads on itself.  Just make sure they don't fall off and if they do, just place them back to their original placement.




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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK Waterblock 2019/07/11 11:50:39 (permalink)
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK Waterblock 2019/07/11 18:26:51 (permalink)
No I installed the WB correctly. I did leave the pads on the top of the card that touched the back plate because the WB did not have these, and I figured it didn't hurt. 

Here's a picture of the spots that don't make contact with WB but previously had thermal pads and made contact with heatsink:

And here's water block, basically right 2 areas I circled are not covered:

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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK Waterblock 2019/07/11 18:40:20 (permalink)
Looks Clean but needs to be wiped down with some 99% isopropyl alcohol before putting back on the Thermal Pads.

 

 
 Need some 1.5 mm Pads
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK Waterblock 2019/07/11 19:25:39 (permalink)
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No I installed the WB correctly. I did leave the pads on the top of the card that touched the back plate because the WB did not have these, and I figured it didn't hurt. 

Here's a picture of the spots that don't make contact with WB but previously had thermal pads and made contact with heatsink:

And here's water block, basically right 2 areas I circled are not covered:





I wasn't talking about the pads on the backplate as those stay on.  I was referring to the EVGA Hydro Copper that comes with the pads that's shown in BC's post.  I got the impression you were talking about EVGA's WB in your original post but looking at the block you posted, I'm not sure who's WB that is and not sure what pads they include, etc.

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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK Waterblock 2019/07/11 21:01:44 (permalink)
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No I installed the WB correctly. I did leave the pads on the top of the card that touched the back plate because the WB did not have these, and I figured it didn't hurt. 

Here's a picture of the spots that don't make contact with WB but previously had thermal pads and made contact with heatsink:

And here's water block, basically right 2 areas I circled are not covered:





I wasn't talking about the pads on the backplate as those stay on.  I was referring to the EVGA Hydro Copper that comes with the pads that's shown in BC's post.  I got the impression you were talking about EVGA's WB in your original post but looking at the block you posted, I'm not sure who's WB that is and not sure what pads they include, etc.


 
I'm not worried about the pads, but the two farthest right red circles on my PCB were covered by thermal pads meaning they were cooled by the original heatsink. The WB I bought is a different brand meant for standard 2080ti PCB, and does not cover these 2 red circles. Basically the acrylic portion is over these two circles. Now my question is, do these two spots need to be cooled? Will not cooling these two spots cause any ill effects?
 
I've never dismantled such a complicated card, and typically it's just the VRM and VRAM that is cooled. Just not sure what these spots are and how necessary cooling is for them. Basically hoping that EVGA went above and beyond to cool these, and it's not mandatory. Currently worried about stressing the GPU and frying whatever those black chips are. I have had the PC on for 24 hours though, with no ill effects yet.
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK Waterblock 2019/07/12 14:34:03 (permalink)
Ok so I spent some time looking at every EK waterblock that is compatible with the 11G-P4-2282-KR. None of them make contact with the areas I'm describing, but are listed as compatible with that model. At this point I think it's safe to assume those areas don't need cooling, but still mildly worried.

The only waterblock that makes contact with those areas is EVGA's  and unfortunately I have my entire system controlled by ASUS Aura and as far as I know that WB is not controllable by aura. This WB clearly has a metal section that juts out to cool these two spots.
post edited by tourangh - 2019/07/12 14:36:16
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK Waterblock 2019/07/12 14:48:18 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby tourangh 2019/07/12 15:33:49
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And here's water block, basically right 2 areas I circled are not covered:


Then you are using the wrong Water Block for your Graphics Card, Maybe.
Bykski nVidia N-RTX2080TI-X Reference Edition Full Coverage GPU Water Block - Clear (N-RTX2080TI-X)
https://www.primochill.com/products/bykski-nvidia-n-rtx2080ti-x-reference-edition-full-coverage-gpu-water-block-clear-n-rtx2080ti-x
Shows no support for the Black Graphics Cards
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC Gaming
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC Ultra Gaming
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2080
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Gaming
  • EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra Gaming
  • compatibility based on reference design only, block may not fit altered / super clocked and other third party variations that deviate from reference design.
Manufacturer reserves right to alter block design to expand compatibility. Delivered item may not 100% match pictured item. Product does NOT come with English instructions.
PrimoChill is not responsible for any damage caused by or when using this product. Please use at your own risk.
 
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK EDITION GAMING, 11G-P4-2282-KR, 11GB GDDR6, Dual HDB Fans, RGB LED, Metal Backplate
https://www.evga.com/products/Specs/GPU.aspx?pn=7ba54f2c-788d-4ff8-a0e3-fc50d9f15da0
The Water Block above that I posted is for your Graphics Card https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=400-HC-1389-B1
Compatibility of the EVGA Hydro Copper Waterblock for EVGA/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC/XC2/FE, 400-HC-1389-B1, RGB (400-HC-1389-B1)
11G-P4-2282-KR  EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK EDITION GAMING, 11G-P4-2282-KR, 11GB GDDR6, Dual HDB Fans, RGB LED, Metal Backplate

The water block you seem to have is for a Short Graphics Card. 
EK But from what I am seeing is EK is NOT Covering them 3 Areas as EVGA Does.
https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/
 
Show the below for your card 11G-P4-2282-KR
EK Vector RTX RE Ti RGB - Nickel + Acetal [3831109815854]
EK Vector RTX RE Ti RGB - Nickel + Plexi [3831109815861]
EK-FC RTX 2080 +Ti Classic RGB - Nickel + Plexi [3831109813737]
EK-FC RTX 2080 Ti Lignum - Walnut [3831109817230]
EK-Vector RTX 2080 Ti RGB - Nickel + Acetal [3831109810484]
EK-Vector RTX 2080 Ti RGB - Nickel + Plexi [3831109810477]
EK-Vector RTX RE Ti - Copper + Acetal [3831109815939]
EK-Vector RTX RE Ti - Copper + Plexi [3831109815922]
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-vector-rtx-re-ti-rgb-nickel-plexi?___SID=U  3831109815861
 

 

 

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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK Waterblock 2019/07/12 15:24:15 (permalink)
The waterblock I purchased is the bykski N-RTX2080TI-X (I can't post links). It basically covers everything the EK ones do. Since EK is listing all the blocks you mentioned as compatible with the 2282, and none of them cover the 2 areas that my block also doesn't, it's leading me to believe that they don't need cooling, but I could be very wrong of course. Everything else on my block fits perfectly, and even one of the 3 spots is covered directly by the extruding area of the waterblock, it's just that the other 2 don't line up(I'm guessing they do on FE).
My loop is finished and system has been running for 2 days. I have refrained from gaming and stressing the GPU, for fear that it could be damaged.

I'm assuming this because EK is a reputable brand. I cannot find any information on this anywhere, but I imagine someone out there has my model of card, and has attempted to install an EK waterblock on it. 


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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK Waterblock 2019/07/12 15:27:42 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby tourangh 2019/07/12 15:34:00
As long as the rest of the Card is covered and it looks like it is it should work.
Not sure why EVGA added the 3 Areas as shown on the above EVGA Water Block.
Maybe just a little Extra from EVGA or they have a good reason to add them on their RTX Hydro Copper Water Blocks.
Also not a great view of the HC Block. As long as Air can flow over the 3 Areas you should ok.
This is the best I have

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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK Waterblock 2019/07/12 15:39:54 (permalink)
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As long as the rest of the Card is covered and it looks like it is it should work.
Not sure why EVGA added the 3 Areas as shown on the above EVGA Water Block.
Maybe just a little Extra from EVGA or they have a good reason to add them on their RTX Hydro Copper Water Blocks.
Also not a great view of the HC Block.




My hunch is that this is true, but I would like to be sure when it comes to my $1100 GPU haha. I would also like to add that the back of the PCB has thermal pads that make contact between back plate and these 3 areas(like original cooler) and I assume that does some level of cooling.

I was hoping someone had more concrete evidence/answer or someone else had a similar issue. Looks like this is a niche situation though.
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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK Waterblock 2019/07/12 15:52:05 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby tourangh 2019/07/12 16:02:26
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My hunch is that this is true, but I would like to be sure when it comes to my $1100 GPU haha.

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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK Waterblock 2019/07/12 15:55:34 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby tourangh 2019/07/12 16:02:31
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As long as the rest of the Card is covered and it looks like it is it should work.
Not sure why EVGA added the 3 Areas as shown on the above EVGA Water Block.
Maybe just a little Extra from EVGA or they have a good reason to add them on their RTX Hydro Copper Water Blocks.
Also not a great view of the HC Block.

My hunch is that this is true, but I would like to be sure when it comes to my $1100 GPU haha. I would also like to add that the back of the PCB has thermal pads that make contact between back plate and these 3 areas(like original cooler) and I assume that does some level of cooling.

I was hoping someone had more concrete evidence/answer or someone else had a similar issue. Looks like this is a niche situation though.

I cannot say any more as someone else may say I copied them.
Good Luck with your Build and Custom Water Loop and most of all have fun.

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Re: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XC BLACK Waterblock 2019/07/12 16:07:14 (permalink)
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As long as the rest of the Card is covered and it looks like it is it should work.
Not sure why EVGA added the 3 Areas as shown on the above EVGA Water Block.
Maybe just a little Extra from EVGA or they have a good reason to add them on their RTX Hydro Copper Water Blocks.
Also not a great view of the HC Block.

My hunch is that this is true, but I would like to be sure when it comes to my $1100 GPU haha. I would also like to add that the back of the PCB has thermal pads that make contact between back plate and these 3 areas(like original cooler) and I assume that does some level of cooling.

I was hoping someone had more concrete evidence/answer or someone else had a similar issue. Looks like this is a niche situation though.

I cannot say any more as someone else may say I copied them.
Good Luck with your Build and Custom Water Loop and most of all have fun.


Thanks for the help!
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