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August 5, 2012 5:31:50 AM

hi,
can i install the inlet and outlet fittings on the same side of the gpu like the picture below??


and if i am watercooling 2 gpu's,could i install the 2nd gpu outlet on the same side of the sli fitting like the picture below??


or maybe like this?


i know the drawings are crappy..made them with ms paint..lol..and if i are thinking
why i want to watercool them in this odd manner..well i have my reasons...plz help

thnx in advance
mukit
a b K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 7:08:37 AM

The second way you drew it definitely the first way will fry your first video card, the water cannot flow through it that way.
Is that all you are cooling?
August 5, 2012 8:13:38 AM

toolmaker_03 said:
The second way you drew it definitely the first way will fry your first video card, the water cannot flow through it that way.
Is that all you are cooling?


so you mean that i need to use the 2nd method?
and can i install both inlet and outlet on the same side of the gpu if i am watercooling only one gpu?

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a c 76 K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 8:51:49 AM

[:lutfij:2]

if you have two loops, i.e: one loop for each card then yeah you'll be able to do what's shown in your 2nd ms paint doodle.

the first doodle however, is also possible. But the Hydro block's from swiftech seem to show that they are usable on both sides. Best to also give swiftech's site a knock on.

Quote:
why i want to watercool them in this odd manner..well i have my reasons...plz help
and that being?

^ i know it shouldn't be our business but we'd like to thwart any mishaps from happening due to manhandling :) 
August 5, 2012 9:21:16 AM

Lutfij said:
[:lutfij:2]

if you have two loops, i.e: one loop for each card then yeah you'll be able to do what's shown in your 2nd ms paint doodle.

the first doodle however, is also possible. But the Hydro block's from swiftech seem to show that they are usable on both sides. Best to also give swiftech's site a knock on.

Quote:
why i want to watercool them in this odd manner..well i have my reasons...plz help
and that being?

^ i know it shouldn't be our business but we'd like to thwart any mishaps from happening due to manhandling :) 


actually i used the gtx 580 hc card only as an example..i am not using the gtx 580 with swiftech block,am using radeon 7970 with ek block...and am building a rig that is totally crazy...i cant really describe it..lol...and i am only stumbled at this point...

a c 76 K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 9:37:38 AM

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i am not using the gtx 580 with swiftech block,am using radeon 7970 with ek block
then it changes the entire picture.

EK's blocks are def dif than all the other blocks just as a Honda civic is dif than a Maranello 535 even though they are both cars.

similarly your EK block will def have different ways of port layout.
last I checked they can be run in serial or parallel configs.

* on a side note: next time while asking for advice, please remain specific to its part. Otherwise we've made ourselves responsible for any damage that came about from misunderstanding.
** I hope you haven't gotten a nickel plated block...?

Crazy is the middle name for most watercoolers :sol:  perhaps we could pitch in to your progress.

I know your Bangladeshi, but where dya live now? Wondering, as to what sort of parts your accessible to?
August 5, 2012 9:55:01 AM

Lutfij said:
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i am not using the gtx 580 with swiftech block,am using radeon 7970 with ek block
then it changes the entire picture.

EK's blocks are def dif than all the other blocks just as a Honda civic is dif than a Maranello 535 even though they are both cars.

similarly your EK block will def have different ways of port layout.
last I checked they can be run in serial or parallel configs.

* on a side note: next time while asking for advice, please remain specific to its part. Otherwise we've made ourselves responsible for any damage that came about from misunderstanding.
** I hope you haven't gotten a nickel plated block...?

Crazy is the middle name for most watercoolers :sol:  perhaps we could pitch in to your progress.

I know your Bangladeshi, but where dya live now? Wondering, as to what sort of parts your accessible to?


i guess you still dont like ek because of the nickle..well i kow what am doing with the nickle blocks..well if use the 2nd drawing,would i be able to watercool the cards with ek blocks?and would i be able to install the inlet and outlet on the same side if i am cooling only 1 gpu?

a c 76 K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 10:00:10 AM

*facepalm* - I like Ek blocks, I just don't like the nickel in them, period!

the 2nd will work if you have two loops.

* you didn't answer the prev questions.
August 5, 2012 10:05:15 AM

Lutfij said:
*facepalm* - I like Ek blocks, I just don't like the nickel in them, period!

the 2nd will work if you have two loops.

* you didn't answer the prev questions.

oh,i moved to america//
and what is the relation with the 2nd drawing(3rd pic) with dual loops?

EDIT:here is the ek serial pic..

would i be able to cool them in this manner in a single loop..the 3rd pic(2nd drawing) is the same as this....
a c 76 K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 10:16:34 AM

you mean like this?

provided you have ports on both sides of the block.

this is easily found on googles image search
a c 76 K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 12:08:38 PM

hmm doable, however the 90' fitting may be an issue with mobo pci-e spacing. Ryan accomplished his gpu loop since his Crosshair had adequate spacing between cards.

and this
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-IM/EK-IM-3831109856697.pdf
shows that getting a fitting there may be an issue even though its a single slot solution to wc like the komodo.

Edit: i see you edited your post about the spacing.
this guy went overboard
http://forums.vr-zone.com/project-logs/2093452-project-...

apart from his endless complaining of how his blocks will go bad sometime around his next flushing the layout on his gpu also is questionable.
August 5, 2012 3:10:41 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
You are going to struggle to find a 90' fitting to fit between the two cards, its doable with universals, but not very easily with f/c blocks with small spacing between them
I'm seeing the outline like this lutfij,
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q172/Motopsychojdn/Tomsdiagrams/gpuplan.png
doable if he has spacing between the two cards, maybe a rotary 90 is the best connector here, like
http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/14-Thread-...
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/ensish90dero.html
Moto


yep,i was planing to do the exact thing that you have showed in the image....so this setup will work...and yes,i am planing on using rotary fittings here...i know its a pain finding the exact fitting....searching in some bitspower fittings,my tubing size is 3/8" id,5/8" od..:/
August 5, 2012 3:17:52 PM

Lutfij said:
hmm doable, however the 90' fitting may be an issue with mobo pci-e spacing. Ryan accomplished his gpu loop since his Crosshair had adequate spacing between cards.

and this
http://www.ekwb.com/shop/EK-IM/EK-IM-3831109856697.pdf
shows that getting a fitting there may be an issue even though its a single slot solution to wc like the komodo.

Edit: i see you edited your post about the spacing.
this guy went overboard
http://forums.vr-zone.com/project-logs/2093452-project-...

apart from his endless complaining of how his blocks will go bad sometime around his next flushing the layout on his gpu also is questionable.


i checked out all other multiple gpu watercooling solutions...
if i use ek links...i get top holes but the cards take up like 1.5 slots
if i use ek bridge,well it covers a bit more after going on top of the link holes..
if i use komodo blocks,well they dont even have top holes.
if i use normal swiftech blocks,well they are messed up like ek.
if i use heatkiller blocks,their sli/crossfire bridges act same as the komodo blocks

and the rig is crazy as hell..there is no way i will be able to install the wb bridges///so i have to use a fitting some how...:( 
a c 76 K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 3:36:22 PM

all the card blocks you mentioned(including the XSPC razor) have ports on both top side and bottom, except for the EK that has bottom facing ports.


komodo


ek FC-7970

but this has ports on both sides

EK-FC7970
August 5, 2012 3:54:36 PM

Lutfij said:
all the card blocks you mentioned(including the XSPC razor) have ports on both top side and bottom, except for the EK that has bottom facing ports.

http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac288/Lutfij/Capture-2.jpg
komodo

http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac288/Lutfij/Capture2-2.jpg
ek FC-7970

but this has ports on both sides
http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac288/Lutfij/Capture3-1.jpg
EK-FC7970


the heatkiller and komodo's have top holes??
edit:o h,i guess you misunderstood..i am talking about top holes...not the left and right holes//if you attach the ek links to ek blocks,you get top holes..in that manner you can install the sli fittings by installing inlet/outlets on TOP of the block...
and ek blocks have both left and right ports..you should check the 7970 ek block..
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14867/ex-blc-1044/EK_...

a c 76 K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 4:25:48 PM

* they have both bottom and top holes!sheesh!
someone please explain to me whats going on here? I'll just wait and see the show here - I tried my best here.

anyone else wants to take a poke at this roadkill?
a c 138 K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 5:46:06 PM

These are pictures of the setup I have and if you notice the space between the two cards would not be enough for a fitting of any kind and I have tried to find one just for that reason. You need more spacing between the two cards to get a fitting on the same side. With the 90 degree fittings it doesn't make a difference if it's on the bottom side of the card.




a c 138 K Overclocking
August 5, 2012 5:53:23 PM

mukitbinazad said:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10759/ex-tub-682/Bits...

will this one work??



No , you need at least one more slot of space to put a fitting on the sid between the cards. You can easily put that fitting on the other side of the card and it will work in giving you the direction of the tubing that you want. There are no fittings small enough to fit in between the two cards when they are that close that will give you a 90 degree turn. I wanted to do that same thing that your trying to do and could not find a fitting to fit. I have been doing water cooling for a number of years so I do know what I'm talking about.
August 6, 2012 3:04:50 AM

inzone said:
No , you need at least one more slot of space to put a fitting on the sid between the cards. You can easily put that fitting on the other side of the card and it will work in giving you the direction of the tubing that you want. There are no fittings small enough to fit in between the two cards when they are that close that will give you a 90 degree turn. I wanted to do that same thing that your trying to do and could not find a fitting to fit. I have been doing water cooling for a number of years so I do know what I'm talking about.


hmm..well the 1st and 2nd cards have a single slot spacing between them...
a c 138 K Overclocking
August 6, 2012 3:17:52 AM

What motherboard do you have and can you get two slots between the cards?
The issue is going to be trying to use a rotary fitting since that will add 1/2" to the size and push the fitting into the top card.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15201/ex-tub-1193/Alp...

If you notice this fitting has the rotary part a lot shorter than the Bitspower and may work for you. The hieght is 22mm which is about 3/4".
August 6, 2012 4:16:40 AM

inzone said:
What motherboard do you have and can you get two slots between the cards?
The issue is going to be trying to use a rotary fitting since that will add 1/2" to the size and push the fitting into the top card.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15201/ex-tub-1193/Alp...

If you notice this fitting has the rotary part a lot shorter than the Bitspower and may work for you. The hieght is 22mm which is about 3/4".


i cant get 2 slots between the cards....my mobo is the asus rampage 4 extreme...i know it has lots of pcie slots but they are going to be assigned to other stuff...so you are suggesting to use this barb..i was leaning towards the bitspower compression fittings because i wasn't using barbs anywhere..am checking some other barbs
a c 138 K Overclocking
August 6, 2012 4:27:16 PM

The comression fitting is going to take up a lot of space with the compression ring and when in a tight space your better off using a barb fitting it will be not as noticable by being in between the cards. If you use the first and third slots then you will have enough space to put the compression fitting and depending on what you are putting in the slot in between the video cards in that second slot it may not interfere with it.
August 6, 2012 4:44:25 PM

inzone said:
The comression fitting is going to take up a lot of space with the compression ring and when in a tight space your better off using a barb fitting it will be not as noticable by being in between the cards. If you use the first and third slots then you will have enough space to put the compression fitting and depending on what you are putting in the slot in between the video cards in that second slot it may not interfere with it.


so should i look for barbs that have the height up to 22mm?

edit:

is this one
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7926/ex-tub-370/Bitsp...

shorter than this one
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15698/ex-tub-1241/Alp...

?????
i can understand the measurements with the bp fitting..:/

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a c 138 K Overclocking
August 6, 2012 9:35:26 PM
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The Alphacool black one is shorter and you can tell because if you look at the rotary part of the fitting you will see that the black one has a much shorter rotary part then the bitspower one. You can get the non-rotary bitspower and it would be shorter but then you couldn't turn it to the direction that you wanted.
Unfortunatly the bitspower fitting did't give the measurements like the Alpfacool one does.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15206/ex-tub-1198/Alp...

As you can see this is the same fittind as the black one only compression and you can see the difference with the compression ring how it makes it taller than the barb fitting.
Yes I would look for the 22mm hieght for a fitting if you intend to stay with a one slot seperation between the two cards.
a c 138 K Overclocking
August 6, 2012 9:56:16 PM





This is a closeup of the space that is between the cards when there is one slot spaceing.
August 7, 2012 5:18:14 AM

inzone said:
The Alphacool black one is shorter and you can tell because if you look at the rotary part of the fitting you will see that the black one has a much shorter rotary part then the bitspower one. You can get the non-rotary bitspower and it would be shorter but then you couldn't turn it to the direction that you wanted.
Unfortunatly the bitspower fitting did't give the measurements like the Alpfacool one does.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/15206/ex-tub-1198/Alp...

As you can see this is the same fittind as the black one only compression and you can see the difference with the compression ring how it makes it taller than the barb fitting.
Yes I would look for the 22mm hieght for a fitting if you intend to stay with a one slot seperation between the two cards.


ok,am buying the alphacool fitting,,thnx for the help mate..:D 

edit:o n the bitspower stop plugs page it says that they are low profile..so are they more thinner than the plugs that are provided by ek?i mean will i get more space if i used the bp stop plugs?
http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_p...
a c 138 K Overclocking
August 7, 2012 11:54:30 PM

If you can see the picture of my video cards I have the thicker stop plugs in there and with you trying to fit the fitting in between the two cards then you want the thin low profile one.
August 8, 2012 8:33:51 AM

inzone said:
If you can see the picture of my video cards I have the thicker stop plugs in there and with you trying to fit the fitting in between the two cards then you want the thin low profile one.


ok,
August 8, 2012 8:34:32 AM

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