Question Need Help! Arctic Accelero Xtreme Weird Assembly Problem

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Okay team, I have a GIGABYTE AORUS Xtreme GeForce 1080 Ti that won't fit an Arctic Accelero Xtreme because of the squared HDMI housing. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here's two! Am I going nuts here? Are there any non-water cooling solutions that will work with this? (Novice here)

 

Eximo

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Can you provide a link to the exact cooler you want to use? Accelero IV?

What was wrong with the cooler it came with? Only reason to use an aftermarket air cooler is if the stock solution under performs. Which I don't see happening with the cooler on that particular card.

If you were having some issues, might just be a matter of re-pasting and doing the thermal pads. (You are off to a good start)

Not much I can recommend beyond that. You could probably bend the Accelero and make it fit, but then the fan shroud wouldn't.

Water cooling is pretty much the only other option. You can do an AIO with a Kraken G12 bracket or go for a full coverage water block. EK makes some pre-filled ones you can use if you don't like the idea of building your own.
 
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Can you provide a link to the exact cooler you want to use? Accelero IV?

What was wrong with the cooler it came with? Only reason to use an aftermarket air cooler is if the stock solution under performs. Which I don't see happening with the cooler on that particular card.

If you were having some issues, might just be a matter of re-pasting and doing the thermal pads. (You are off to a good start)

Not much I can recommend beyond that. You could probably bend the Accelero and make it fit, but then the fan shroud wouldn't.

Water cooling is pretty much the only other option. You can do an AIO with a Kraken G12 bracket or go for a full coverage water block. EK makes some pre-filled ones you can use if you don't like the idea of building your own.
Eximo, here is the original thread. https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/help-cooling-a-gigabyte-aorus-xtreme-geforce-1080-ti-waterforce-beginner.3504392/

I actually bought the GIGABYTE AORUS Xtreme GeForce 1080 Ti Waterforce GV-N108TAORUSX WB-11GD thinking that it came with the liquid cooling apparatus. My model is the waterblock version, so it is just the card by itself. I have taken off the waterblock and was told the Accelero IV would work. You can see from the pictures that it doesn't seem to fit despite the 1080 TI being listed as compatible.

I'm definitely open to other options to cool it now that I have returned the Accelero IV.
 

Eximo

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They list reference 1080Ti as compatible. Not generally custom solutions from the board partners. Sadly this card, already being water cooled, won't typically show up on anyone's list of compatibility for any other cooling solutions. Already is a semi-custom solution.

In reading that other post I can't really improve on the suggestions, other than offering specific part selections if you want to go down one path or the other.

"2. Completely remove the water block and back plate, and replace the cooler with an all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooler using an adapter. The NZXT G12 ($30) is the only adapter option I know of. You'll have to also buy an AIO liquid cooler for about $60. The end result will be similar to what you expected from this purchase. Obviously, this will also void the warranty.

3. Build a custom loop around the GPU. It'll be expensive enough that you're better off adding a CPU block (etc.) and running a full liquid loop. This could actually be a fun project! Though it depends on how much time you have. "

Just need a pump/res combo, a radiator, and 4 fittings to make a simple loop. There are also res/pump/rad combos out there.

Basic 240mm or 120mm radiator (120mm if space is limited)
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-coolstream-classic-se-120

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-coolstream-classic-se-240

Pump/Res
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-xres-100-ddc-mx-acetal

Tubing
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-duraclear-9-5-12-7mm

Fittings:
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-acf-fitting-10-13mm-black-4-pack

And you will need two static pressure fans: EK sells some, but you can also pick up anything with Static Pressure listed as a feature. EK's are decent from what I know, I think they are a Sharkoon derivative, but don't quote me on that.

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-vardar-f3-120-1850rpm

Option 2 above is much cheaper, but it does mean giving up the full coverage block which is more effective.
 
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They list reference 1080Ti as compatible. Not generally custom solutions from the board partners. Sadly this card, already being water cooled, won't typically show up on anyone's list of compatibility for any other cooling solutions. Already is a semi-custom solution.

In reading that other post I can't really improve on the suggestions, other than offering specific part selections if you want to go down one path or the other.

"2. Completely remove the water block and back plate, and replace the cooler with an all-in-one (AIO) liquid cooler using an adapter. The NZXT G12 ($30) is the only adapter option I know of. You'll have to also buy an AIO liquid cooler for about $60. The end result will be similar to what you expected from this purchase. Obviously, this will also void the warranty.

3. Build a custom loop around the GPU. It'll be expensive enough that you're better off adding a CPU block (etc.) and running a full liquid loop. This could actually be a fun project! Though it depends on how much time you have. "

Just need a pump/res combo, a radiator, and 4 fittings to make a simple loop. There are also res/pump/rad combos out there.

Basic 240mm or 120mm radiator (120mm if space is limited)
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-coolstream-classic-se-120

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-coolstream-classic-se-240

Pump/Res
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-xres-100-ddc-mx-acetal

Tubing
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-duraclear-9-5-12-7mm

Fittings:
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-acf-fitting-10-13mm-black-4-pack

And you will need two static pressure fans: EK sells some, but you can also pick up anything with Static Pressure listed as a feature. EK's are decent from what I know, I think they are a Sharkoon derivative, but don't quote me on that.

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-vardar-f3-120-1850rpm

Option 2 above is much cheaper, but it does mean giving up the full coverage block which is more effective.
Thanks for the info, friend. Sorry for the delay, been on vaycay. Taking a shot at #2- (AIO) liquid cooler using an adapter. Will update for posterity. Cheers!
 

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