Having taught fluids at a college level and working in plant / piping design on a daily basis, the unequal flow paths in a bridge is something that bothered me on a very basic level .... something ya might find understandable given our "engineer" mentality here at the office. ..... I also find the aesthetics of a huge block right in the center of the window objectionable. Given the focus of my consulting firm as piping / plant engineers, that was the theme we were going for and would have done a full "piped" loop if parts were readily available. Looking at setting up a nickel plating station and using all plated brass / copper for next one.
I always scrunched up my face when read posts about even 1C differences between cards, wanted to take a shot at eliminating that for no other reason than the challenge of doing so. .... but then I was also told measuring the water temps in and out would be immeasurable and I'm seeing 0.8 across each rad ....both cards hit 36 under Furmark..... Rad temp immediately downstream is 31.3 in 30.5 out. with air about 20C, I'm just missing the 10 Delta T but that should improve once I add the pull fans on top of the push. haven't had a chance to play w/ fan speed as yet.
The fittings are actually lifting the cards slightly..... the feed line from the rad serves as a "post" at the right corner .... it's now about 1.5mm higher than before I connected the loop......think I might add a mm or so when I take it down post flush.....or maybe add a "post" under the cards right corner as you can see them pulling the fittings there down....when I unscrew the elbow from the block the card drops a bit.
Even before when I was just doing measurements for mounting the res and stuff..... ya look at the left side and you couldn't see the slot at all, just the Asus Thermal armor.... at the right ya could..... with the tubing and fittings added, i was able to eliminate about half of what ya could see.....would like to see it all even
. Well at least it's better than the air cooled build in the next roomEdited by JackNaylorPE - 11/26/13 at 12:20pm