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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post

Ah, my mistake. Of course they wouldn't use the ones with better flow by default wink.gif Kappa

More expensive, and generally feel out of place even more. There were enough complaints about the aesthetics of the NS4 so I don't blame them for not going with the NS6.
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Originally Posted by Goldendarkness1 View Post

Wait a minute i got those. They should be able to connect with the ns4 on the predator since they have the same couple and barb size right?
EDIT: http://www.cpcworldwide.com/Product-List/Product/489 and http://www.cpcworldwide.com/Product-List/Series/23?Category=44&Product=487

http://www.cpcworldwide.com/Product-List/Product/1679 and http://www.cpcworldwide.com/Product-List/Series/21?Category=44&Product=475

They seem to have the same exact dimensions with diferent amounts of spillage, so it should be fine probably.

Yeah sure, if you have the same BSP 3/8" barb ends then go for it thumb.gif
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Thanks guys! Definitely will give what you've said a good think and do some more reading before I start ordering parts. Like I mentioned, I haven't picked up anything yet, so I think I can leave the EK provided QDC in the loop if I take KedarWolf's advice and use EKWB's pre-filled water blocks for whichever one will allow for use of the HB SLI bridge.
From what I've been reading, it doesn't seem to matter much which GTX 1080 I put under water with a pre-filled block. I was looking at the Seahawks just because I really liked their aesthetics and the fact that I could later incorporate them into a custom loop if I wanted to - might still give that a ride. Losing the QDC if I have an isolated loop for my GPU's isn't really a show stopper for me, I was thinking I'd need to fit a tube with a QDC if I was keeping the card and CPU on the same cooler.

Thanks so much for the parts links Jedi - it will definitely help with planning. I'd really like to get this right in one without having to redo or change plans midstream, so definitely going to do some more reading. It seems like I have some time since no one is carrying the 1080s at the moment anyway, lol.

For reference, I am planning on going with a CaseLabs Merlin SM8 - should have plenty of room for future modding and tons of radiator space. It's definitely on the expensive side, but I like the idea that it very well might be the last case I ever need buy...

I'll keep you guys posted.

Check out the Core X9.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1538271/thermaltake-core-x-case-owners-club-x1-x2-x9-x9-snow-ed

Some of the best rad support out there and not expensive. It IS huge and heavy though. rolleyes.gif
    
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Check out the Core X9.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1538271/thermaltake-core-x-case-owners-club-x1-x2-x9-x9-snow-ed

Some of the best rad support out there and not expensive. It IS huge and heavy though. rolleyes.gif


Holy Balls - that thing is HUGE biggrin.gif

I actually took a hard look at that case, NZXT, Corsair, Cooler Master, Phanteks, etc. - really killed myself doing research because I've got my eyes on an E-ATX board. When it came down to it, CaseLabs just ticked all my boxes. I haven't done a custom or expensive rig for some time (c.10 years), so I'm finding it easier to talk myself into the cost of the SM8.
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Originally Posted by suprbeau View Post

Thanks guys! Definitely will give what you've said a good think and do some more reading before I start ordering parts. Like I mentioned, I haven't picked up anything yet, so I think I can leave the EK provided QDC in the loop if I take KedarWolf's advice and use EKWB's pre-filled water blocks for whichever one will allow for use of the HB SLI bridge.
From what I've been reading, it doesn't seem to matter much which GTX 1080 I put under water with a pre-filled block. I was looking at the Seahawks just because I really liked their aesthetics and the fact that I could later incorporate them into a custom loop if I wanted to - might still give that a ride. Losing the QDC if I have an isolated loop for my GPU's isn't really a show stopper for me, I was thinking I'd need to fit a tube with a QDC if I was keeping the card and CPU on the same cooler.

Thanks so much for the parts links Jedi - it will definitely help with planning. I'd really like to get this right in one without having to redo or change plans midstream, so definitely going to do some more reading. It seems like I have some time since no one is carrying the 1080s at the moment anyway, lol.

For reference, I am planning on going with a CaseLabs Merlin SM8 - should have plenty of room for future modding and tons of radiator space. It's definitely on the expensive side, but I like the idea that it very well might be the last case I ever need buy...

I'll keep you guys posted.

I guess I misread. I thought you had already bought the msi sea hawk.

This changes everything. Absolutely buy a prefilled block for a reference 1080. This means you don't have to worry about fittings and draining and all that jazz.

Also aesthetically should look the same as the msi uses an ek block which should look identical to what you'll get with the prefilled block. Minus any msi branding the backplate of the sea hawk might have.
Edited by Jyve - 6/27/16 at 1:58pm
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Thanks guys! Definitely will give what you've said a good think and do some more reading before I start ordering parts. Like I mentioned, I haven't picked up anything yet, so I think I can leave the EK provided QDC in the loop if I take KedarWolf's advice and use EKWB's pre-filled water blocks for whichever one will allow for use of the HB SLI bridge.
From what I've been reading, it doesn't seem to matter much which GTX 1080 I put under water with a pre-filled block. I was looking at the Seahawks just because I really liked their aesthetics and the fact that I could later incorporate them into a custom loop if I wanted to - might still give that a ride. Losing the QDC if I have an isolated loop for my GPU's isn't really a show stopper for me, I was thinking I'd need to fit a tube with a QDC if I was keeping the card and CPU on the same cooler.

Thanks so much for the parts links Jedi - it will definitely help with planning. I'd really like to get this right in one without having to redo or change plans midstream, so definitely going to do some more reading. It seems like I have some time since no one is carrying the 1080s at the moment anyway, lol.

For reference, I am planning on going with a CaseLabs Merlin SM8 - should have plenty of room for future modding and tons of radiator space. It's definitely on the expensive side, but I like the idea that it very well might be the last case I ever need buy...

I'll keep you guys posted.

On my SLI Titan X's I have one 360, top Titan X with a prefilled block, bottom on custom air. It works because it's always the top card that really heats up.

Something to consider until you can do a dual Predator CPU/GPU setup. biggrin.gif
    
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I realize I probably should have gone custom from the beginning, but I didn’t realize I’d become addicted so quickly. Question: I have a EK-XLC Predator 360 cooling the CPU and have added a waterblock for the GPU (EK-FC1080 GTX - Acetal+Nickel). I’m thinking of adding an additional radiator and a reservoir. Can the pump that comes with the Predator 360 handle cooling the CPU and 360 radiator and the GPU waterblock AND me now adding a second radiator and a reservoir? Total would be 360 radiator, CPU, GPU waterblock, second radiator, and reservoir.
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I realize I probably should have gone custom from the beginning, but I didn’t realize I’d become addicted so quickly. Question: I have a EK-XLC Predator 360 cooling the CPU and have added a waterblock for the GPU (EK-FC1080 GTX - Acetal+Nickel). I’m thinking of adding an additional radiator and a reservoir. Can the pump that comes with the Predator 360 handle cooling the CPU and 360 radiator and the GPU waterblock AND me now adding a second radiator and a reservoir? Total would be 360 radiator, CPU, GPU waterblock, second radiator, and reservoir.

Like I answered on Reddit, yes the pump will be able to handle this setup thumb.gif
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Thanks very much for your reply. I'm looking forward to expanding! biggrin.gif
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Man those fittings were a pain to get apart, the ones on the cpu block. Good thing I don't have to mess with the rotary fittings. Those will remain on and I'll just trim the tube as needed.
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