RTX 3080 Water Blocks

Tanquen

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It looks like you have to get one that matches the exact make and model 3080 you have. I have a MSI GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING X TRIO on the way and am looking for a water block. Looks like this is the only one?

Alphacool Eisblock Aurora Acryl GPX-N RTX 3090/3080 Gaming X Trio​

 

Epos7

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My EK block arrived today (EVGA XC3). It looks quite nice. Still searching for a backplate. Seems the blocks were sent out before the backplates.
 

Tanquen

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I don't know, I've had my 3080 for a while now and it doesn't make any noise. That makes me think I could overclock it but when I try with the MSI afterburner it can't really do anything nothing seems to change. If you can fit one of these gigantic over-spec cards into your case I don't think you need to water cool, for sound anyway.
 

Epos7

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Mine is fairly loud. Not awful by any means but plenty of room for improvement.

It looks like the EK backplates have finally arrived. Hopefully I get mine next week, but the following week seems more likely. I'm really hoping I don't run in to the coil whine issue others have. Evidently the EK backplate can amplify coil whine to quite a large degree on the XC3 cards. I have some 5mm thermal pads ready to go if needed; can't say with any certainty they would help though. Worst case I'll just run the card without the backplate and hope someone finds a solution.
 
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