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So I'm awaiting the arrival of my Koolance blocks for my 570 and want to figure out the direct of flow and what I'll need to purchase to accomplish it. While researching I ran into Series and Parallel configurations. I'd like to use what is more aesthetically appealing in my case and config that would require less tubing.

I'm not quite sure how to accomplish this as I am new to GPU blocks,



^Is this set up even possible? If so how and what would it be considered, I'm assuming series?



^I'm assuming this would be a parallel config but I don't think I could pull off the look I'm going for with the water outlet being in that direction. I want to run a majority of my tubing behind the mobo tray.

Flow will be in this order.

Res/Pump Combo > RX480 > CPU Block > GPU Blocks > RX240 > Res/Pump

I think this order will give me the cleanest/least tubing configuration possible for what I got going. What will I need to purchase to get the GPU blocks flowing the ways I drew up?
post #2 of 44
You can get Parallel blocks from EK, or you can put them in series.

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek...el-3-slot.html

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^Is this set up even possible? If so how and what would it be considered, I'm assuming series?
that will fail hard. the top card wont see much cooling, and the flow will be all over the shop.
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You can get Parallel blocks from EK, or you can put them in series.

http://www.ekwaterblocks.com/shop/ek...el-3-slot.html


that will fail hard. the top card wont see much cooling, and the flow will be all over the shop.
So my only option would be for outlet to be on bottom GPU correct?
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I'd run almost two separate loops in this case. Get a split res, run the CPU to the 240, and then run the gpus in series with a pump with a lot of head like the 35X and the 480, but that is just me.
    
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So my only option would be for outlet to be on bottom GPU correct?
oh shiii... not ek my bad.. yeh. looked at the pic u draw and was like that must be ek,
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/9/11 at 12:45pm
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You can do it one loop in series or parallel. Parallel just requires very good flow rates to be optimal.
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You have a few options with that bridge...







I have one the drawer.....
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post #8 of 44
I would go with the first pic ..top or bottom outlet ,single loop
Koolance Dual VID Connector (measure the GPU distance before you order)
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/koduvidcobla.html
or D-Plugs
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bishg14si1id.html
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I would go with the first pic ..top or bottom outlet ,single loop
Koolance Dual VID Connector (measure the GPU distance before you order)
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/koduvidcobla.html
or D-Plugs
http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/bishg14si1id.html
Can I do both parallel and series with 2 of those? I like the look of those. Also would the first pic I listed be doable with these and would flow be good? I think I could make that the cleanest run with my tubing.
post #10 of 44
you only need one link (D-Plug or Koolance connector ) for series or two for parallel ,you can buy two and experiment what works best for you ,here is series;

or parallel like the first pic or this;


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