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2021/07/07 11:01:35 (permalink)
I cannot seem to find a decent water block for my Evga 3080 Ti Ultra card. 

I am using a custom Thermaltake water cooling system with G1/4 fittings and hard tubes.
 
Can anyone recommend a water block that would fit my card and work with my cooling system?
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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/07/07 12:58:52 (permalink)
    Considering EVGA advertises their hybrid cooler to be compatible with 3080/ti/3090 models, I would presume that this applies to 3rd party water blocks as well. I would still check with the manufacturer of whichever block you decide to go with though.
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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/07/07 13:03:04 (permalink)
    Keep an eye out for the Optimus Blocks. There's a thread here already about them that you can search for that might tell you when they expect you to be able to buy more.
     
    You can also get the EKWB blocks right now (in stock) on their store. You just buy the block and backplate you want (solid backplate or actively cooled backplate). The active backplates won't be available until September or something, but you can buy the normal ones.

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/07/07 15:12:38 (permalink)
    Salty Brit
    I cannot seem to find a decent water block for my Evga 3080 Ti Ultra card. 

    I am using a custom Thermaltake water cooling system with G1/4 fittings and hard tubes.
     
    Can anyone recommend a water block that would fit my card and work with my cooling system?




    I believe the Alphacool blocks are showing as the same block for 3080/TI/3090. I had one on my 3080 Strix and it's a great block.
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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/07/08 10:32:08 (permalink)
    I see some comments that suggest the Alphacool doesn't quite line up with the boards properly, good to know that you didnt have any problems with it. I had been looking at that card for a while so your comment might help me pull the trigger
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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/07/08 12:35:50 (permalink)
    EK has good options as well as active backplates if you want to go full. Just find the ones that fit the 3080 FTW3.


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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/07/14 03:18:06 (permalink)
    I heard the optimus blocks are a great choice, watch out for them :)
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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/22 15:21:23 (permalink)
    Was curious if anyone had any luck finding some blocks? Im looking for a block and backplate currently for a 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra       https://www.evga.com/products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+30+Series+Family&chipset=RTX+3080+Ti
     
    Anyone know of a place selling a block and a active backplate? 

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/22 15:34:10 (permalink)
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    Was curious if anyone had any luck finding some blocks? Im looking for a block and backplate currently for a 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra       https://www.evga.com/products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+30+Series+Family&chipset=RTX+3080+Ti
     
    Anyone know of a place selling a block and a active backplate? 


    EKWB has both.  You can order them now and they are supposed to ship next week.
     
     
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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/22 15:34:48 (permalink)
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    Was curious if anyone had any luck finding some blocks? Im looking for a block and backplate currently for a 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra       https://www.evga.com/products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+30+Series+Family&chipset=RTX+3080+Ti
     
    Anyone know of a place selling a block and a active backplate? 


    EKWB has both.  You can order them now and they are supposed to ship next week.
     
     




     
    Oh damn really???? Appreciate the info man ^^
     
    Edit and just to confirm, this https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/waterblock/3831109849644  and this  https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/waterblock/3831109832981
     
    Will work with the card i posted right? And will i need to purchase anything extra as ive never done my own block before, like do i need thermal pads and thermal paste? If so what paste as i assume they sell the pads, sorry for noob questions just wanna make sure i got all bases covered. 
     
    Edit 2: nvm i see it says it comes with the pads, just gotta find some paste, i swore i remember ppl saying to use liquid metal on waterblocks...but ill find out. 
    post edited by Slider6996 - 2021/09/22 15:53:27

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/22 16:12:54 (permalink)
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    Was curious if anyone had any luck finding some blocks? Im looking for a block and backplate currently for a 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra       https://www.evga.com/products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+30+Series+Family&chipset=RTX+3080+Ti
     
    Anyone know of a place selling a block and a active backplate? 


    EKWB has both.  You can order them now and they are supposed to ship next week.
     
     




     
    Oh damn really???? Appreciate the info man ^^
     
    Edit and just to confirm, this https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/waterblock/3831109849644  and this  https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/waterblock/3831109832981
     
    Will work with the card i posted right? And will i need to purchase anything extra as ive never done my own block before, like do i need thermal pads and thermal paste? If so what paste as i assume they sell the pads, sorry for noob questions just wanna make sure i got all bases covered. 
     
    Edit 2: nvm i see it says it comes with the pads, just gotta find some paste, i swore i remember ppl saying to use liquid metal on waterblocks...but ill find out. 


    Yep.  Those will work with your card.  Don't use liquid metal.  Use a high quality thermal paste like Kryonaut.  EKWB sells Hydronaut which works well too if you want to order it with your block.
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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/22 16:37:54 (permalink)
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    Was curious if anyone had any luck finding some blocks? Im looking for a block and backplate currently for a 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra       https://www.evga.com/products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+30+Series+Family&chipset=RTX+3080+Ti
     
    Anyone know of a place selling a block and a active backplate? 


    EKWB has both.  You can order them now and they are supposed to ship next week.
     
     




     
    Oh damn really???? Appreciate the info man ^^
     
    Edit and just to confirm, this https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/waterblock/3831109849644  and this  https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/waterblock/3831109832981
     
    Will work with the card i posted right? And will i need to purchase anything extra as ive never done my own block before, like do i need thermal pads and thermal paste? If so what paste as i assume they sell the pads, sorry for noob questions just wanna make sure i got all bases covered. 
     
    Edit 2: nvm i see it says it comes with the pads, just gotta find some paste, i swore i remember ppl saying to use liquid metal on waterblocks...but ill find out. 


    Yep.  Those will work with your card.  Don't use liquid metal.  Use a high quality thermal paste like Kryonaut.  EKWB sells Hydronaut which works well too if you want to order it with your block.




     
    Alright ya i just noticed it comes with paste already,ill see about getting other though. 

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/22 18:33:43 (permalink)
    Barrow and Bykski already have custom blocks with back blocks too.

    I dont know whats taking EK so long to make back blocks.

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/23 08:35:34 (permalink)
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    Barrow and Bykski already have custom blocks with back blocks too.

    I dont know whats taking EK so long to make back blocks.

    The Bykski block does not touch every power component that evga does with their air or hybrid or hydro block. Barrow Does cover every part that evga does. just food for thought.

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/23 09:14:00 (permalink)
    I have the EK Vector water block on my 3080ti ftw ultra straight from EK.

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/23 09:53:32 (permalink)
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    Barrow and Bykski already have custom blocks with back blocks too.

    I dont know whats taking EK so long to make back blocks.

    The Bykski block does not touch every power component that evga does with their air or hybrid or hydro block. Barrow Does cover every part that evga does. just food for thought.




    Ya ive heard that before and is my concern for the EK ones as i honestly decided to wait to let some confirm for sure as idk if they already released and this is a restock release again or if this is the first release as finding videos for a 3080ti being installed is 0 so far and wanna make sure all parts are protected properly. 

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/23 09:54:32 (permalink)
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    I have the EK Vector water block on my 3080ti ftw ultra straight from EK.




    And thats the one that i linked above asking about? Touches all important components and keeps temps cool in Precision that u can see if u use that? 

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/23 10:32:28 (permalink)
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    Was curious if anyone had any luck finding some blocks? Im looking for a block and backplate currently for a 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra       https://www.evga.com/products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+30+Series+Family&chipset=RTX+3080+Ti
     
    Anyone know of a place selling a block and a active backplate? 


    EKWB has both.  You can order them now and they are supposed to ship next week.
     
     




     
    Oh damn really???? Appreciate the info man ^^
     
    Edit and just to confirm, this https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/waterblock/3831109849644  and this  https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/waterblock/3831109832981
     
    Will work with the card i posted right? And will i need to purchase anything extra as ive never done my own block before, like do i need thermal pads and thermal paste? If so what paste as i assume they sell the pads, sorry for noob questions just wanna make sure i got all bases covered. 
     
    Edit 2: nvm i see it says it comes with the pads, just gotta find some paste, i swore i remember ppl saying to use liquid metal on waterblocks...but ill find out. 

    The products you linked are compatible with the 3080 Ti you mentioned. However, you definitely do not need the active backplate. I have that exact block and standard backplate on my 3080 Ti. Save yourself the money and get the standard, as the active is more meant for the 3090 that has VRAM modules in the back of the PCB.

    As far a liquid metal goes, it’s also not needed, but be extremely careful with it if you decide to use it since it’s conductive. Otherwise, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is what I used and it works just fine. I think the block even comes with a small tube of paste, but I never bothered with it.

    As a final recommendation, download and print the installation instructions for both the water block and backplate. It definitely beats using a phone or laptop to reference them.

     
     
     
     
     

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/23 11:04:47 (permalink)
    I have a Bykski waterblock on my 3090 FTW3 (also compatible with 3080 & 3080Ti).  It works great and looks good.  I also bought the active backplate seperate that fits all versions of the 3090/3080.  It's kind of messy with the tubing but it works great.
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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/23 12:17:04 (permalink)
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    Was curious if anyone had any luck finding some blocks? Im looking for a block and backplate currently for a 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra       https://www.evga.com/products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&family=GeForce+30+Series+Family&chipset=RTX+3080+Ti
     
    Anyone know of a place selling a block and a active backplate? 


    EKWB has both.  You can order them now and they are supposed to ship next week.
     
     




     
    Oh damn really???? Appreciate the info man ^^
     
    Edit and just to confirm, this https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/waterblock/3831109849644  and this  https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/waterblock/3831109832981
     
    Will work with the card i posted right? And will i need to purchase anything extra as ive never done my own block before, like do i need thermal pads and thermal paste? If so what paste as i assume they sell the pads, sorry for noob questions just wanna make sure i got all bases covered. 
     
    Edit 2: nvm i see it says it comes with the pads, just gotta find some paste, i swore i remember ppl saying to use liquid metal on waterblocks...but ill find out. 

    The products you linked are compatible with the 3080 Ti you mentioned. However, you definitely do not need the active backplate. I have that exact block and standard backplate on my 3080 Ti. Save yourself the money and get the standard, as the active is more meant for the 3090 that has VRAM modules in the back of the PCB.

    As far a liquid metal goes, it’s also not needed, but be extremely careful with it if you decide to use it since it’s conductive. Otherwise, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut is what I used and it works just fine. I think the block even comes with a small tube of paste, but I never bothered with it.

    As a final recommendation, download and print the installation instructions for both the water block and backplate. It definitely beats using a phone or laptop to reference them.



     
    Ya i wasnt sure on the backplate honestly as i didnt even know that was a thing till other day. Quite frankly i was choosing it just for looks lol...but im glad to know the parts do work with the card and its confirmed so i appreciate the info and ya telling me. Not a single video on youtube with the ti version which made me iffy on it working. Im waiting also as im in the que for the hydro copper version of this card and im like debating weather to suck it up and convert this one myself or just wait so kinda in a pickle at the moment. 

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/23 12:45:45 (permalink)
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    Ya i wasnt sure on the backplate honestly as i didnt even know that was a thing till other day. Quite frankly i was choosing it just for looks lol...but im glad to know the parts do work with the card and its confirmed so i appreciate the info and ya telling me. Not a single video on youtube with the ti version which made me iffy on it working. Im waiting also as im in the que for the hydro copper version of this card and im like debating weather to suck it up and convert this one myself or just wait so kinda in a pickle at the moment. 

    Unless you need or want two water-cooled 3080 Ti cards, I’d just mod the one you have. Besides, who knows when you’ll be able to purchase the HC version? I got mine through the Newegg shuffle back in June, but I’d still be waiting in EVGA’s queue if I hadn’t gotten lucky.

     
     
     
     
     

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/25 13:15:05 (permalink)
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    Ya i wasnt sure on the backplate honestly as i didnt even know that was a thing till other day. Quite frankly i was choosing it just for looks lol...but im glad to know the parts do work with the card and its confirmed so i appreciate the info and ya telling me. Not a single video on youtube with the ti version which made me iffy on it working. Im waiting also as im in the que for the hydro copper version of this card and im like debating weather to suck it up and convert this one myself or just wait so kinda in a pickle at the moment. 

    Unless you need or want two water-cooled 3080 Ti cards, I’d just mod the one you have. Besides, who knows when you’ll be able to purchase the HC version? I got mine through the Newegg shuffle back in June, but I’d still be waiting in EVGA’s queue if I hadn’t gotten lucky.



     
    Ya thats what i was thinking but like when the Que opened i got lucky and was able to que them all within first hour, i did them all as i wasnt sure what i would get offered and how long, and they been pretty quick last few weeks to send emails. Like i got email forthe 3070ti ftw and 3080 ti ftw pretty quick almost back to back so im kinda hoping the HC one will come soon. I gave myself a timer and if no HC email by time the EKWB release ima just convert the one i got and not accept Que order possibly for the HC unless i know someone that needs. 

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/25 16:10:43 (permalink)
    +1 EK all the way.....been using them since GTX 6xxx series, never let me down. The new active active backplate looks pretty cool, I may order one ;)

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/25 17:10:36 (permalink)
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    +1 EK all the way.....been using them since GTX 6xxx series, never let me down. The new active active backplate looks pretty cool, I may order one ;)




    Ya im currently still rocking there custom loop setup package from like 4 or 5 years ago, only replaced hoses and the pump went out month ago so replaced that, aint been keeping up with whats latest and greatest custom look cpu block or anything as might change that out too once i do card but ya, EKWB def a good brand i just was not 100% sure on blocks being compatible and ya the active back plate was new to me, kinda wanna get even if not needed just for the style and visual aspect of it. 

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/25 17:20:48 (permalink)
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    rjbarker
    +1 EK all the way.....been using them since GTX 6xxx series, never let me down. The new active active backplate looks pretty cool, I may order one ;)




    Ya im currently still rocking there custom loop setup package from like 4 or 5 years ago, only replaced hoses and the pump went out month ago so replaced that, aint been keeping up with whats latest and greatest custom look cpu block or anything as might change that out too once i do card but ya, EKWB def a good brand i just was not 100% sure on blocks being compatible and ya the active back plate was new to me, kinda wanna get even if not needed just for the style and visual aspect of it. 




    I just removed a version 1 EK Vector Block from my 3080 FTW3 and installed a version 2 Vector Block on my 3080Ti....in all honesty from what I have seen over the years here, the EK blocks definitely run the GPU's substantially cooler than the Hydro Copper Blocks ....
    As for CPU Blocks, used to be EK Supremacy....now EK Velocity (which I'm currently using).....the newest Block for CPU is EK Magnitude, may order one and give it a go along with the active backplate ;)
     

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/25 18:40:59 (permalink)
    Alright so have another question, im not gonna use the thermal pads that come with the EK blocks/backplate but it dont show what sizes to use, from videos ive seen its either gonna be 2, 1.5 or just 1 or combination of 2 so anyone know what 2 i should get at the least, im guessing 2 might be to think and effect dye contact so im leaning toward 1.5 and 1 mm thickness of pads. 
     

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/25 18:44:13 (permalink)
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    +1 EK all the way.....been using them since GTX 6xxx series, never let me down. The new active active backplate looks pretty cool, I may order one ;)




    Ya im currently still rocking there custom loop setup package from like 4 or 5 years ago, only replaced hoses and the pump went out month ago so replaced that, aint been keeping up with whats latest and greatest custom look cpu block or anything as might change that out too once i do card but ya, EKWB def a good brand i just was not 100% sure on blocks being compatible and ya the active back plate was new to me, kinda wanna get even if not needed just for the style and visual aspect of it. 




    I just removed a version 1 EK Vector Block from my 3080 FTW3 and installed a version 2 Vector Block on my 3080Ti....in all honesty from what I have seen over the years here, the EK blocks definitely run the GPU's substantially cooler than the Hydro Copper Blocks ....
    As for CPU Blocks, used to be EK Supremacy....now EK Velocity (which I'm currently using).....the newest Block for CPU is EK Magnitude, may order one and give it a go along with the active backplate ;)
     




    Good to know about the blocks, im honestly leaning toward converting this card as i like the look of the EK over the HC one if im honest. And ya i think it may be time to update the cpu block too so will check those out also. 

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/25 18:44:27 (permalink)
    Slider6996
    Alright so have another question, im not gonna use the thermal pads that come with the EK blocks/backplate but it dont show what sizes to use, from videos ive seen its either gonna be 2, 1.5 or just 1 or combination of 2 so anyone know what 2 i should get at the least, im guessing 2 might be to think and effect dye contact so im leaning toward 1.5 and 1 mm thickness of pads. 
     




    Download the pdf installation instructions on the same page as the advertised block.....the pdf installation instructions shows you exactly where to put the thermal pads and what sizes to use.
    The blocks themselves are all 1mm Pads...the pads for the backplate vary with 3 different sizes...also well ilustrated on the pdf installation instructions
    Use the stock pads that come with both the EK Block and the EK backplate, they're fine, manufactured for the purpose and I dont see you getting any thermal gains going with aftermarket pads.....maybe 1-2c at best, hardly worth the risk moving away from the pads recommended by the OEM...imo
    post edited by rjbarker - 2021/09/25 18:49:38

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/25 19:34:56 (permalink)
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    Alright so have another question, im not gonna use the thermal pads that come with the EK blocks/backplate but it dont show what sizes to use, from videos ive seen its either gonna be 2, 1.5 or just 1 or combination of 2 so anyone know what 2 i should get at the least, im guessing 2 might be to think and effect dye contact so im leaning toward 1.5 and 1 mm thickness of pads. 
     




    Download the pdf installation instructions on the same page as the advertised block.....the pdf installation instructions shows you exactly where to put the thermal pads and what sizes to use.
    The blocks themselves are all 1mm Pads...the pads for the backplate vary with 3 different sizes...also well ilustrated on the pdf installation instructions
    Use the stock pads that come with both the EK Block and the EK backplate, they're fine, manufactured for the purpose and I dont see you getting any thermal gains going with aftermarket pads.....maybe 1-2c at best, hardly worth the risk moving away from the pads recommended by the OEM...imo




    Ya i gotcha, my first time doing this and just been watching so many videos and u see ppl recommending to not use the default thermal pads and when u hear it enough u start to just assume best to get some aftermarket pads. I was looking at Grizzly and Gel something something ( forgot name ) as they get alot of praise but it was just the size issue i was having on which ones. Didnt know u could even download the PDF so ill do that tonight and go from there. 

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    Re: Recommendations for 3080 Ti FTW3 water block 2021/09/26 17:14:11 (permalink)
    Welp just wanted to let u guys know I went ahead and bought the EK waterblock and active backplate ( i know i dont rly need the backplate ) and i did also buy some gelid thermal pads, was gonna get grizzly but seen gelid just as good and seen several videos showing a 20c drop in memory temps over stock pads so snagged those too, ty all for advice and such too, got a few videos tabbed open so can watch before hand on doing all this as first time converting a card and dont wanna fark it up. 

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