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I took a picture, I am using a simple XSPC 360mm radiator kit. I think the RASA 750 or something like that it's called.

Anyways, I wanted to add another watercooled 680 to my setup. Could someone explain how I can go about doing this in an easy fashion that does't make me uninstall the entire rig.. or can I do it at all? I guess that leads me to another question is 2 680's and a 3570k good to go on a single 360mm rad. Also this was my first setup and I realize I made a few mistakes when installing for example the long piece of tubing at the bottom shouldn't be like that.

Thanks
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All you would have to do is unhook the bottom tubing from your gpu and add the 2nd gpu below it. I'm assuming that your pump is feeding to your gpu first in the loop so your 2nd card would be your first block in the loop at that point then you would go into the top and so forth. Between the two cards you could use barbs with a tube or a crystal link (others would have to chime in here as I've never used). It would be really easy to add to your loop. Now in regards to your rad being enough. Is it a thick or then radiator? If its not a thick one (45-46mm) then I would recommend more for your setup with another GPU being added. However the rule of thumb is 120mm for every block and most then recommend another 120mm if you are going to overclock. Hope I helped. Kinda out of it since I had surgery earlier today tongue.gif .
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Depends on the last time you did maintenance. If it's been a while tear it apart and clean your blocks, rad and res. Otherwise just drain it and add the component.
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I took a picture, I am using a simple XSPC 360mm radiator kit. I think the RASA 750 or something like that it's called.

Anyways, I wanted to add another watercooled 680 to my setup. Could someone explain how I can go about doing this in an easy fashion that does't make me uninstall the entire rig.. or can I do it at all? I guess that leads me to another question is 2 680's and a 3570k good to go on a single 360mm rad. Also this was my first setup and I realize I made a few mistakes when installing for example the long piece of tubing at the bottom shouldn't be like that.

Thanks


As long as you don't overclock anything, you should be able to squeak by with a 360rad. You may want to add 3 fans to it for push/pull though, as that would help. Technically the only thing you /need/ to do to add the card is plug it in, and add it to your loop below the other card, but as huhh said, you might want to consider draining it, and flushing it out. You may want to also consider rerunning the tubing. It all looks a bit hectic, and too much tubing can stress your pump. Seeing as how you'll be having 3 blocks on a single AIO kit's pump, I would highly recommend rerouting the tubing.
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All you would have to do is unhook the bottom tubing from your gpu and add the 2nd gpu below it. I'm assuming that your pump is feeding to your gpu first in the loop so your 2nd card would be your first block in the loop at that point then you would go into the top and so forth. Between the two cards you could use barbs with a tube or a crystal link (others would have to chime in here as I've never used). It would be really easy to add to your loop. Now in regards to your rad being enough. Is it a thick or then radiator? If its not a thick one (45-46mm) then I would recommend more for your setup with another GPU being added. However the rule of thumb is 120mm for every block and most then recommend another 120mm if you are going to overclock. Hope I helped. Kinda out of it since I had surgery earlier today tongue.gif .

Thanks, if I unplug it at the graphics card isn't the water basically going to start spraying out the bottom of it or no? lol
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Thanks, if I unplug it at the graphics card isn't the water basically going to start spraying out the bottom of it or no? lol

Drain your loop, there is no way to add your gpu without draining the fluid. Looks like you have lots of room to put a container under your gpu and take off the bottom hose to drain the fluid out.
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