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Possible issues watercooling horizontal mb

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Hi there,

I have tried watercooling once or twice before, with very limited success. The first time that I went for a WC setup, it lasted about 4 months and then one of my radiators sprang a slow leak and the loop required filling every 1-2 days or it would drain - only while the computer was running, however, so nearly impossible to find! The second time around, I had the misfortune of purchasing two EK nickel plated GPU waterblocks and ran into the associated problems with those.

I am cautiously considering watercooling for a third time, assuming that having experienced my share of failures to date I am bound to arrive at a near-perfect solution with enough research and effort expended on my part. As I start setting up the purchase list of equipment that I will need, The one question I have been unable to find anything about is whether or not the fact that my motherboard sits horizontally will affect the WC setup that I build - do I need to look at specific blocks or pumps? Because the pumps will sit below the motherboard, do I need a pair of them in series to keep water flowing swiftly enough through the entire setup?

Thanks!
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Zhent?

The EVE online Zhent?

Nope, once the pumps are primed you'll have no problems with flow no matter the orientation of the mobo.

Edit: The one reason people use two pumps are for redundency and for extra head pressure in a restrictive loop.
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One and the same smile.gif My MSN is unavailable anymore, someone hacked it all while I wasn't paying attention and it's nigh impossible to get anything that resembles support from Microsoft...

Yes, the GPU blocks were the latest and greatest disaster in the water-cooling tragedy that plays out in my computer. I'm in the process of rebuilding my computer again so I'm going to do it right this time.
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One and the same smile.gif My MSN is unavailable anymore, someone hacked it all while I wasn't paying attention and it's nigh impossible to get anything that resembles support from Microsoft...
Yes, the GPU blocks were the latest and greatest disaster in the water-cooling tragedy that plays out in my computer. I'm in the process of rebuilding my computer again so I'm going to do it right this time.

Yeah, we had talked about your two vid cards on Steam. ATI 6970's if I'm correct?

Glad to see you found this forum, it's full of useful info and helping members!

Hit me up on steam tonight if you have more questions!

Finished that hospital finally? =P
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