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I was also looking at this http://www.swiftech.com/MCR-X20-Drive-Rev3.aspx as a cheaper all in one option. I could simply route two cold lines down to the cards and two hot lines back up. Sounds simple and cheap but I have some concerns. I'm not sure how I would maintain/add water to this setup without taking the whole thing down and I'm thinking I would have to go with a two fan rad instead of a three since the pump and RES are taking up space.

let me know your thoughts. I spent a few hours on YouTube already and have learned a lot smile.gif
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What you linked could work, but I wouldn't recommend that radiator tbh.

The res/pump combo is fine, but the pump which they have the option for including is optimized for high restriction loops, which basically means loops with a lot of twists and turns and more than two blocks. That's just something to keep in mind.

I am not sure what you mean by two cold and two hot lines. I think I get the idea, but physically you will only have one line coming going into your gpus, and one line coming out of them.

Say you had that bay res/pump combo, then it would go as follows:

res/pump>gpu 1>gpu 2>rad>res/pump.


You're best off getting a res/pump combo (if that's what you are set on) that is easily accessible, for the purpose of filling and bleeding the loop. I haven't heard much about the Maelstrom - have you considered other brands like EK and XSPC ?

If you are into aesthetics, then a cylinder reservoir and a d5 pump with a top would look cleaner and the lines would likely be shorter.
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Does Swiftech not make quality products?

What do you think of Koolance?
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It's not that they don't make quality products, i'm sure they do.

Just trying to make it as easy as possible for you, as you said you haven't watercooled before.
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How about this setup using this res/pump combo? http://koolance.com/rp-1250-reservoir-and-pump


1250 res/pump > Card 1 > Card 2 > 360 > back to 1250 res/pump
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Yeah that should do the trick.

And the loop order you have is spot on!

Good luck! thumb.gif
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