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Upgrading my loop - question or two

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As some of you know, I am replacing my 3 EK 6970 blocks with Danger Den V2's.

I decided to go ahead and do a few upgrades (the DD blocks should be here Monday or Tuesday) and had a question or two. I currently have the XSPC X20 750 and a 360 radiator (EK Coolstream) top mounted with 3 AP-15's and all running 3/8" ID, 1/2" OD with bitspower compression fittings

Not sure what the difference in restriction is between the DD and EK but I will disassemble and take a look next week. Anywho - this is what I orderd (BTW - first time I've ordered from Sidewinder and Jab-tech - most of my stuff was FrozenCPU). Sidewinder stuff was ordered Thursday and I'll be damned if it didnt just arrive this morning Saturday!

- XSPC Dual Bay Acrylic Reservoir for single Laing D5/MCP655
- Swiftech MCP655 with speed adjust
- 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD White Primochill tubing
- Switching to all Danger Den Fat Boy 1/2" Barbs with Primochill steel spring hose clamps (not as pretty as the compression fittings I am using but a crap load less expensive and should seal just fine
- Danger Den or Koolance SLI fittings (Ordered pair of both, havent decided which to use - the Koolance have a lock nut mech of some sort).

I will be keeping the 360 rad as, again, I am only cooling the three GPU's. My questions are:

- What speed should I run the MCP655 at? Max? Will their be any issue with running max pressure as far as the blocks and / or barbs?
- If restriction seems to be an issue (no idea how I would definitively tell) - would running the tri-fire with parallel bridging help?
- Overall does this seem like a reasonable way to go as far as future expansion?

Thanks!
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Anyone...?
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A few things.
1. Even at 5 that pump is going to be close to topped out.
2. Running in parralel would help, but might increase your GPU temps a bit or even them out.

I would try to get a second pump in there personally. You can use this spreadsheet to figure out what to expect...

http://martinsliquidlab.org/pump-and...r-spreadsheet/
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A second pump really isn't needed DW about that.

Personally I would run in parallel anyway, you'll get more evenly divided temps and thinking about your pump...


You have high flow (and decent pressure, but primarily high flow). Splitting it 3 ways wont be an issue IMO.


As for the pump settings, the best way to work that out is to set it at max and then lower it and see if it changes your temps.
    
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Actually I just did the math, you should be fine with that pump as suggested by Crabid. I don't know why I thought those blocks were so restrictive.
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Appreciate the info. I will initially run at max setting and see how it goes.

That pump is rated 60% higher flow and nearly twice the head that my current one runs so I cant imagine requiring a second pump, aside maybe for redundancy/fault tolerance.
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