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December 11, 2013 8:11:57 PM

So im in the stage of sketching my water cooling loop, and just wanted to make sure that this would work. If you guys could be kind enough and tell me if there is anything wrong with my sketch, i would greatly appreciate it.

The Red lines are the tubes, and i pointed the direction (counter clockwise) of the current. Black blocks are rads and white blocks are fans.

Res>GPU>RAD>CPU>RAD>Back to Res

If your wondering why i have a res going to another res, i was essentially looking at it of being like a make-shift 420mm res.

I read alot of how the cpu should be first, but considering that the gpus in sli would generate more (so i think) i went there first. I could have gone to the cpu and then the gpu, but i wanted each component to be split by a rad so they get cool water.



Please bare with me, this was made in MS paint.

So is this thing good to go? Thanks in advance!

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December 11, 2013 8:24:00 PM

I recommend separating the GPU's and the CPU with the 280mm radiator so it goes like this: 280 bottom rad-->GPU 1-->GPU 2-->GPU 3-->280mm top rad-->CPU Waterblock-->Reservoir-->Pump-->140mm rad-->(back to bottom radiator)
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December 12, 2013 3:37:19 AM

No pump?
I would have the GPU's in parallel to each other.
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December 12, 2013 3:09:43 PM

manofchalk said:
No pump?
I would have the GPU's in parallel to each other.


I believe that he has a reservoir pump combo? Just my guess since there's a large block underneath the reservoir. I would also second your opinion on parallel.
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December 12, 2013 3:47:11 PM

Nuclear101 said:
manofchalk said:
No pump?
I would have the GPU's in parallel to each other.


I believe that he has a reservoir pump combo? Just my guess since there's a large block underneath the reservoir. I would also second your opinion on parallel.


What do you mean by parallel?
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December 12, 2013 4:29:33 PM

PCnooberson said:
Nuclear101 said:
manofchalk said:
No pump?
I would have the GPU's in parallel to each other.


I believe that he has a reservoir pump combo? Just my guess since there's a large block underneath the reservoir. I would also second your opinion on parallel.


What do you mean by parallel?


Look over the diagram for "step 2" in this link: http://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-IM/EK-IM-3831109868102.pdf
It's a great photo representation of the liquid movement.
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December 13, 2013 5:10:15 AM

i can show you what it means to parallel











let me know if this helps
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December 13, 2013 6:14:53 AM

toolmaker_03 said:
i can show you what it means to parallel











let me know if this helps


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December 13, 2013 6:19:23 AM

so does that mean that it helps?

or do i need to explaine what i have done and why?
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December 13, 2013 12:24:34 PM

wouldn't he need a stronger pump to run three GPUs in parallel? most res/pump combos don't feature a very strong pump.
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December 13, 2013 6:33:23 PM

If anything paralleling components allows you to use weaker pumps, it would roughly reduce restriction to 1/3 of a single block.
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December 13, 2013 7:37:55 PM

I woulent go as far as to weaker pumps, but with paralleling things together one pump can handle more hardware.
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December 13, 2013 9:09:33 PM

Not sure what happened to my text, but what i asked was if i need some sort of special sli connector to run parallel? Or would i just connect all the inlets and outlets? As for pump and reservoir, i decided to go for a 170 tube reservoir and the mcp655 pump.
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December 13, 2013 9:30:05 PM

You dont need anything special, you just need two SLI connectors to hook up all the "inside" (between the two cards) ports.
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December 13, 2013 10:21:04 PM

manofchalk said:
You dont need anything special, you just need two SLI connectors to hook up all the "inside" (between the two cards) ports.


So what are the higher quality connectors out there? brands and such?
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December 13, 2013 11:12:09 PM

PCnooberson said:
manofchalk said:
You dont need anything special, you just need two SLI connectors to hook up all the "inside" (between the two cards) ports.


So what are the higher quality connectors out there? brands and such?


I recommend bitspower adapters, EK Waterblock fittings, and primochill rigid acrylic fittings.
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