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Hello all, I recently switched from a Big Typhoon to the Big Water 745, and as the title suggests, I'd now like to add 2 GPU blocks to it, and I was thinking I would just get these Koolance GPU blocks:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835127013

Then, running a t-connector before the CPU block, and running 1/4" tubing to the two GPU's, then connecting that line back with the main line after the CPU block. I'm wondering do I have enough pump power, etc. to run this kind of setup? Would anyone not suggest it? I hope the description I gave is understandable. Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 14
I wouldn't add GPU blocks with the Bigwater kit. It's already on edge in performance. I'd also look into some Swiftech GPU blocks if you decide to keep your bigwater.
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Originally Posted by Wankerfx View Post
I wouldn't add GPU blocks with the Bigwater kit. It's already on edge in performance. I'd also look into some Swiftech GPU blocks if you decide to keep your bigwater.
I did what he is trying to do. I ended up buying a Swiftech 665 pump to replace the BW pump.

http://www.swiftnets.com/products/mcp655.asp
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post #4 of 14
I dont know if your pump will be strong enough to do that...
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post #5 of 14
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I did what he is trying to do. I ended up buying a Swiftech 665 pump to replace the BW pump.

http://www.swiftnets.com/products/mcp655.asp
Is the tank that is attached to the Thetmaltake pump compatible with the Swiftech pump? Meaning will it attach in the same way and not leak? Also, will the pressure be too much for the system? What do I do about having 3/8" tubing? Just get an adapter? Sounds like a big leak risk, no?

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Is the tank that is attached to the Thetmaltake pump compatible with the Swiftech pump? Meaning will it attach in the same way and not leak? Also, will the pressure be too much for the system? What do I do about having 3/8" tubing? Just get an adapter? Sounds like a big leak risk, no?

-Sean
No, you don't even need a res. That's a load of hooey. Get a DD filler:
http://www.xoxide.com/danger-den-fillport-black.html
and run a hose to it using a "T" fitting. Easy to fill the first time and easy to top off the hose. But, seriously, short of leakage, you don't have to refill very often.
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post #7 of 14
yeah, I don't have a res. I think adding 2 blocks will significantly slow your flow w/ the pump u currently have
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post #8 of 14
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No, you don't even need a res. That's a load of hooey. Get a DD filler:
http://www.xoxide.com/danger-den-fillport-black.html
and run a hose to it using a "T" fitting. Easy to fill the first time and easy to top off the hose. But, seriously, short of leakage, you don't have to refill very often.
Good advice there as well. Thanks.

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post #9 of 14
I would get a new Water Cooling setup. I know Prebuilt kits are easy and all but ask anyone, they'll tell you that a Custom Kit is much better. However Swiftech makes good 'prebuilt/custom' setups. I call them that becuase they are prebuilt as far as it comes with everything you need, but the parts themselves seem to be custom:

Swiftech H20-120: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108075
Swiftech H20-220: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108076
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post #10 of 14
This is why we try to steer people away from kits, they are not really upgradeable unless you get something like the Swiftech Kits.
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