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So I currently am rocking my sig rig with a single gtx 480 with koolance water block. I want to add another gtx 480. The one I'm looking to buy has an ek block. I'm rocking an 800d case.

 

So my question is: anyone have any suggestions as to how to route housing, what kind of compressions to use, etc. I noticed the port holes on my koolance block are a lot wider than the ek block, which is quite narrow. I was thinking of running in serial and then using maybe two 45 degree compressions to link the two cards together with a small bit of hose.

 

Any one think this is viable? Also, which cars should I run on top? I've read somewhere in passing that ek blocks are less restrictive than the koolance blocks and that I should put the ek on top.

 

 

Thoughts? Suggestions? Pictures?

 

EDIT: glad to see my paragraphs disappeared.


Edited by lynxxyarly - 2/4/12 at 8:39pm
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Dunno if you'll have enough room to have two 45s link a piece of tubing in between the cards, depending on slot spacing but you could have 2 90s, one at the top of the outlet of your ek block then one at the bottom or top side of your koolance intlet and have a diagonal bend of tube connecting the two cards.
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Dunno if you'll have enough room to have two 45s link a piece of tubing in between the cards, depending on slot spacing but you could have 2 90s, one at the top of the outlet of your ek block then one at the bottom or top side of your koolance intlet and have a diagonal bend of tube connecting the two cards.

There's a gap big enough for a tri sli connection, so I think I'll have decent room based on the board
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So I've estimated that I can use a regular compression fitting for the top right inlet of the first card, and then move to the bottom left outlet of the first card and use a 90 degree fitting that will jack into the top right inlet of the second card using either a 45 or a straight compression - I'm leaning towards a straight one though. Then I come out the bottom left outlet of the second card with another 90 degree compression to finish out that part of the loop.

Wonder if that's viable via my theorycraft.
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