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post #4001 of 6981
I would recommend adding in a pump since you are going to be opening up the Predator anyway. Alternatively, you can also replace the stock pump with a full power DDC but get an EK heatsink kit also. The Bitspower/Barrow style ones don't fit well.
post #4002 of 6981
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Originally Posted by occhaz View Post

I wished I had put more forethought into all of this first. I had bought a Predator 360(QDC) kit from EKWB over the weekend. And I plan to be adding two GPU blocks into the loop. After reading more and more about it. And after contact with EKWB about the idea, I bought a second 360mm PE radiator, hose, extra fittings, etc.

The reason they gave me that it is not wise to add a second GPU pre-filled block into a loop is because of the Quick disconnects. Its a choke point for the flow basically.

So what I intend to do is to add onto the Predator since its basically a custom loop. This is what I sketched up in MsPaint. Ignore that I put QDC on the gpu loops. It was before I talked to EKWB
nIAd9qc.png

Does this seem half as feasible? Do you think a reservior should be added at the bottom of the second radiator? Does it need a pump? Or buy a res/pump combo and make the GPUs their own loop?

I would recommend you to cancel that order and very careful rethink what you're doing. You're at a point where you really should do a custom loop with a D5 pump instead. Your current plans simply aren't worth it, and the maintenance/issues that will crop up can be disheartening.
post #4003 of 6981
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Originally Posted by occhaz View Post

I wished I had put more forethought into all of this first. I had bought a Predator 360(QDC) kit from EKWB over the weekend. And I plan to be adding two GPU blocks into the loop. After reading more and more about it. And after contact with EKWB about the idea, I bought a second 360mm PE radiator, hose, extra fittings, etc.

The reason they gave me that it is not wise to add a second GPU pre-filled block into a loop is because of the Quick disconnects. Its a choke point for the flow basically.

So what I intend to do is to add onto the Predator since its basically a custom loop. This is what I sketched up in MsPaint. Ignore that I put QDC on the gpu loops. It was before I talked to EKWB
nIAd9qc.png

Does this seem half as feasible? Do you think a reservior should be added at the bottom of the second radiator? Does it need a pump? Or buy a res/pump combo and make the GPUs their own loop?



Hahaha. i commend you sir! look at my drawing compared to yours... rolleyes.gif


I too am doing something similar, expect im going with 2 predator 360's and leaving out the QDC's all together and just having a drain port on the bottom radiator out port.... Have you considered turning your predator upside down? keep us posted on your build ..
post #4004 of 6981
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Originally Posted by geggeg View Post

I would recommend adding in a pump since you are going to be opening up the Predator anyway. Alternatively, you can also replace the stock pump with a full power DDC but get an EK heatsink kit also. The Bitspower/Barrow style ones don't fit well.

Will this work with the predator 360?

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-ddc-heatsink-cover-black
post #4005 of 6981
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Will this work with the predator 360?

https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-ddc-heatsink-cover-black

Yes, i used it.
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Yes, i used it.

for real? got pics ?
post #4007 of 6981
It will work, I saw pics from Derick and B Neg with it. The Bitspower/Barrow style heatsinks will either not fit as-is or be a real struggle to fit full size DDCs so keep that in mind. It will be ok with the stock pump with the shorter impeller.

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Above pics are with the stock impeller (the one on the right) itself, it's near impossible to use the Bitspower style heatsink with the impeller as on the left.
post #4008 of 6981
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for real? got pics ?



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post #4009 of 6981
This is the first and last product I ever buy from EK. I was cool and calm and worked with EK through the recall. Didn't get mad, crap happens whatever. They handled it nicely enough.

The new unit I've gotten has a pump motor that sounds like a dang weed wacker. I can hear it outside of my office in the living room. I emailed them about it on Feb 1 and have sent multiple emails about the issue and only once did they message me back, which was 8 days ago, that they would look into a solution. I've sent two more emails since then as I haven't heard anything.
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post #4010 of 6981
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you think that really helps?
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