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You'll need a special connector from EK, they are called the FC link, but it really depends on what kind of block you want to use. If you have a Dual D5 setup, your pumps will laugh at how little restriction in that loop wink.gif those pumps are ridiculously powerful for how small they are, but the order of your loop really doesn't matter, just as long as your pump is fed directly by your reservoir. You'll probably wanna get some good fans (Noiseblockers, Gentle Typhoons, Corsair SP series), and some good rads optimized for silence so you don't add any more noise smile.gif

So the short answer is
You will not have flow restrictions with that pump setup.
That loop setup will perform just fine smile.gif
If you use EK blocks, you'll need to use the FC link for each block, and then you will need to use either a parallel, or serial link, once again depending on what you want in the end in terms of performance and looks smile.gif

Good luck!! thumb.gif


You sir are a legend ! thank's again for all the info and help mate thumb.gif

Serial or parallel ,that was literally the next question I was going to ask lol. Parallel should yield slightly better results giving the speed/flow rate of the D5 vario shouldnt it ?
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take note with those blocks, it seems to be hit or miss with xspc gpu blocks, i know mine 680 block cools my 670ftw horribly, along with some other peoples. just my 2cents
    
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Alright, for the blocks I'd honestly recommend EK because they have a massive array of products, amazing quality, and basically infinite accessories! As for parallel, it should have less flow restriction, and in theory higher temps, and your pumps are more than enough to push that config plus probably another 2-3 rads and another 2 blocks smile.gif pumps are often times overkill, despite what people think tongue.gif if you want the honest scientific answer, check around OCN to see what other's temp results are smile.gif
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take note with those blocks, it seems to be hit or miss with xspc gpu blocks, i know mine 680 block cools my 670ftw horribly, along with some other peoples. just my 2cents


Hi mate ,
thank's for the info, i should have changed the info in the OP . I'm currently looking at the EK-FC680 GTX+ CSQ Full Cover Waterblock's , cheapest in stock locally. redface.gif
I did stumble across the xspc razor thread about 20 mins ago and saw a few post's regarding the performance they are receiving from it on 670's, they look cool and would complete the white, black, blue scheme im trying to create but if its a bit hit and miss i think i will make do with the EK block's

Thank's again mate, and +cookie's for you too! thumb.gif
Edited by SmokeyMcBong - 3/21/13 at 1:06pm
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Hi mate ,
thank's for the info, i should have changed the info in the OP . I'm currently looking at the EK-FC680 GTX+ CSQ Full Cover Waterblock's , cheapest in stock locally. redface.gif
I did stumble across the xspc razor thread about 20 mins ago and saw a few post's regarding the performance they are receiving from it on 670's, they look cool and would complete the white, black, blue scheme im trying to create but if its a bit hit and miss i think i will make do with the EK block's

Thank's again mate, and +cookie's for you too! thumb.gif


If you want to really go with a color scheme, get the clear blocks from EK, you can mount L.E.D's in them and the SLi/ CF bridges they sell (I think you can mount L.E.D's at least tongue.gif)
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Alright, for the blocks I'd honestly recommend EK because they have a massive array of products, amazing quality, and basically infinite accessories! As for parallel, it should have less flow restriction, and in theory higher temps, and your pumps are more than enough to push that config plus probably another 2-3 rads and another 2 blocks smile.gif pumps are often times overkill, despite what people think tongue.gif if you want the honest scientific answer, check around OCN to see what other's temp results are smile.gif


Awesome, definitely going EK then smile.gif
if parallel will theoretically yield higher temps and the D5 vario pump's flow is that good..... i think i will go serial, even if its just a couple of degrees more efficient, i'll take it ! smile.gif
I'm so eager to pull the trigger on this tonight, as the retailer in question takes orders and sends out up to 11pm the night before delivery, meaning i would have all weekend to work on getting this done right first time.

and again mate, cant thank you enough and everyone else who has given info or helped me with this !

thanks guys ! thumb.gif
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If you want to really go with a color scheme, get the clear blocks from EK, you can mount L.E.D's in them and the SLi/ CF bridges they sell (I think you can mount L.E.D's at least tongue.gif)


oooohhh , now you got me thinking! smile.gif
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Hi mate ,
thank's for the info, i should have changed the info in the OP . I'm currently looking at the EK-FC680 GTX+ CSQ Full Cover Waterblock's , cheapest in stock locally. redface.gif
I did stumble across the xspc razor thread about 20 mins ago and saw a few post's regarding the performance they are receiving from it on 670's, they look cool and would complete the white, black, blue scheme im trying to create but if its a bit hit and miss i think i will make do with the EK block's

Thank's again mate, and +cookie's for you too! thumb.gif
that is one of the reasons i got them, i liked how they looked and didnt want to get ek, im now waiting for an rma from xspc or ill go ahead and get a heatkiller block
    
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I wouldn't rush it at all, take your time deciding and planning how it'll look, and where you want to route tubing.. I always take forever planning water cooling routes and picking parts, my current rig took me 2 weeks to pick out just the blocks rolleyes.gif just be careful what you buy, always test it, and make sure it's 100% what you want smile.gif post a pic of the rig, I wanna see the SLi madness thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by ledzepp3 View Post

I wouldn't rush it at all, take your time deciding and planning how it'll look, and where you want to route tubing.. I always take forever planning water cooling routes and picking parts, my current rig took me 2 weeks to pick out just the blocks rolleyes.gif just be careful what you buy, always test it, and make sure it's 100% what you want smile.gif post a pic of the rig, I wanna see the SLi madness thumb.gif


smile.gif I dont blame ya mate, the more time spent researching and testing hardware before purchase, the less time spent feeling disappointed later smile.gif

I think it was my destiny to delay and look around more as the XSPC D5 Vario Pump & EK-D5 X-RES 140 CSQ combo i posted earlier is now part sold out, the D5 top/res is set to pre-order. lol
So i think i will probably buy them seperatly elsewhere as the pump seem's to have nice flow and the EK top/tube res look's quite nice smile.gif
plus i kind of like the 'crop circle' thing EK are doing EK-FC680 GTX+ CSQ

just a quick question mate, if i get the pump and top/tube res separately and not in a pre-built bundle deal, would there be any other parts I would have to source myself to put these together? like specific O-ring's or any other small things like that or is it just a case of putting it all together?

I will definitely be posting some snap's of it probably during and also the final complete pic's smile.gif

Edited by SmokeyMcBong - 3/21/13 at 4:15pm
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I think everything you would need comes with the package, and if you really aren't sure, go ahead and send an e-mail to EK directly, and ask em' smile.gif and if you don't like the ugly back of a D5, grab a Bitspower kit instead, you can't use an EK on the pump with the Bitspower gear on it though, that's why I just decided to get all Bitspower for my pump mods and res smile.gif and what kind of D5 are you getting?

You might need maybe an set of screwdrivers or something to actually assemble the thing, look up review online smile.gifhere's a video specifically about the fitting and parts needed for a complete D5 overhaul with a Bitspower kit thumb.gif
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EK Waterblocks R9-290X Reinforcement Bracket
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Intel 3930K (4.411GHz @ 1.35V) Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Sapphire Radeon R9-290X (1010/1260) Sapphire Radeon R9-290X (1010/1260) 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator GT 16GB Kit @ 1604MHz (9-9-9-24) Asus Raidr 240GB PCI-E SSD Samsung EVO 250GB Samsung EVO 250GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
(X3) NoiseBlocker BlackSIlentPro PL-2 @ 5V Bitspower 45* Single Rotary Adapter (Matte Blac... (X3) Bitspower Chrome Stop Plug (W/ Black O-Ring) (X2) EK Monarch (Nickle Base, Clean Acetal Top) 
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Bitspower Mini Valve (Matte Black) (X4) NoiseBlocker eLoop B12-2 @ 7V (X3) NoiseBlocker/Phobya eLoop Black "Silent Ed... (X4) NoiseBLocker BlackSilentPro PK-2 @ 7V 
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(X1) NoiseBlock eLoop B12-PS Bitspower X-Station (White) (X3) ModMyToys Splitter PCB (Single 3-Pin --> 5... Bitspower Acrylic Pump Top 
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ModMyToys Splitter PCB (Single 3-Pin --> 3 3-Pins) (X2) EK-FC R9-290X Nickle/Acrylic (X2) EK-FC R9-290X Reinforcement Brackets (X2) EK-FC R9-290X Backplates 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
HardwareLabs BlackIce SR-1 360MM  HardwareLabs BlackIce SR-1 560MM  BItspower Black Mod Kit XSPC D5 Vario 
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Bitspower 150mm Reservoir (Acrylic base, clear ... (X14) Bitspower X47 Acrylic Fittings (Matte Bla... (X3) Bitspower Dual Rotary Snake Fittings (Matt... (X4) Bitspower 90* Angled Fittings (Matte Black) 
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