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Alright guys, I have almost bought all the parts to set up my new (and first) liquid cooling system. I have a couple of questions I want answered.
First, in my loop there is silver, copper, nickel, brass, and chrome (actually chrome finish). According to the chart and info here (http://www.engineersedge.com/galvanic_capatability.htm), chrome could become a problem compared to the rest of the metals. I plan on running distilled, biocide, and kill coil, so is chrome an issue with corrosion or am I worrying too much?
Second: How should I set up my loops, single or dual? I plan on cooling a cpu (possibly the bridges on a mobo) and 2 gpus. Should there be two seperate loops for the cpu and mobo (1 loop, cpu first, then mobo if I decide to cool it) and gpus (another loop, gpus in series) or should I use 1 loop with everything, and if so, in what order should I put the parts?
Basically, I'm asking: to cool a CPU and 2 GPUs (possibly a little mobo cooling as well), what setup gives the best performance?
post #2 of 6
Silver's a biocide anyway, so that part of the coolant shouldn't be necessary, as well as the kill coil.

There is an immeasurable difference in temps from how the loop is set up - it's not a case of "CPU adds so much, GPU adds so much", the coolant almost equalises itself. So long as the pump pulls from the res, and the res is physically above the pump, you'll be fine.

Dual loop isn't worth it for anything less than daft quad-SLI setups. I would advise however putting the GPUs in parallel.
 
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Silver's a biocide anyway, so that part of the coolant shouldn't be necessary, as well as the kill coil.

There is an immeasurable difference in temps from how the loop is set up - it's not a case of "CPU adds so much, GPU adds so much", the coolant almost equalises itself. So long as the pump pulls from the res, and the res is physically above the pump, you'll be fine.

Dual loop isn't worth it for anything less than daft quad-SLI setups. I would advise however putting the GPUs in parallel.

So would I put the GPUs in parallel by splitting the flow coming out of the rad (prob 480mm) ?
post #4 of 6
If you're using EK blocks, there's a parallel bridge. If you don't, you hook up both SLI fittings between the cards, and alternate ones on the in and out, so say if you use the one close to the connector end for the in, use the one closer to the other end for the out.
 
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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by GingertronMk1 View Post

If you're using EK blocks, there's a parallel bridge. If you don't, you hook up both SLI fittings between the cards, and alternate ones on the in and out, so say if you use the one close to the connector end for the in, use the one closer to the other end for the out.

I'm not sure i understand what you're saying, sorry... Do you mind linking a picture or a website that explains this? I saw the ek bridge but wasn't sure what you were talking about after that.
Also, are you sure a parallel setup will have more benefits than series?
Edited by jaytrinitron - 8/25/13 at 3:54pm
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It keeps both GPUs at the same temp.

I know they're using an EK bridge, but just imagine they're fittings.



According to Gabe from Swiftech, it keeps overall loop temps lower too.
 
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