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I got my hands on a couple h50s so now I have 3. I popped the cover off my 2gpus to see if the h50 blocks would fit and they do.

The question is can I add a res and put them in series?

And if so what would be the optimal config?

I haven't seen this done before so it looks fun

Also is it possible to replace the plastic connectors on the pump of an h50?
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I'm pretty sure you can mod them cause people mod the H50 with different radiators and tubing. :]

Good luck! Looking forward to this.

EDIT: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...s-res-mod.html
Heres a guide from someone who added a res into his loop.

If you plan to add a res, make sure it feeds the pumps via gravity to prime it. Other than that, loop order isnt very important.
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I think personally I wouldn't do it, just because unsealing the H50s doesn't seem worth whatever minor performance gain there might be. IMO, a major reason to go with a sealed liquid cooling unit over a conventional loop is the lack of maintenance.
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I think personally I wouldn't do it, just because unsealing the H50s doesn't seem worth whatever minor performance gain there might be. IMO, a major reason to go with a sealed liquid cooling unit over a conventional loop is the lack of maintenance.
Hes using the H50s on his GPU? I believe you missed his point.
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Hes using the H50s on his GPU? I believe you missed his point.
Did I? Why does using the H50 on a GPU require unsealing the unit? Assuming you're using the H50 block on the GPU, which seems to be the OP's intention.

My understanding is the OP wants to use all three pump/blocks and all three radiators, but loop them up in serial. Correct me if I'm wrong, OP.
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The initial reason I wanted to do this is for he gpu loops and also I wanted to use 3 120mm rads
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Did I? Why does using the H50 on a GPU require unsealing the unit? Assuming you're using the H50 block on the GPU, which seems to be the OP's intention.

My understanding is the OP wants to use all three pump/blocks and all three radiators, but loop them up in serial. Correct me if I'm wrong, OP.
How are you gonna put 3 independent loops in series without taking them apart...? Correct me if I'm wrong.
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How are you gonna put 3 independent loops in series without taking them apart...? Correct me if I'm wrong.
You're not. My point was, I don't see much benefit, personally, to combining the loops, since you're giving up one of the primary selling points (IMO) of sealed units (low/no maintenance) for what is probably little performance improvement.
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If you didn't pay for these H50's i say go ahead, but if you did sell them and put the money towards a real loop.
    
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Do it.

But make sure you take pics, and LOTS of pics
 
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