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Didn't get a moment to pop the caps off last night. I'll be home from work in about 3.5 hours and I'll be able to check then.

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Just snapped a couple of photos but my phone kicked it immediately. On the charger now.

I'd definitely say it looks nickel plated on the inside. However, the heatpipes that the water flows through have a very small ID so they're going to strangle your flow. If you really want to watercool this board, I'd wait for a block to come out.
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I guess (retired) staff can't receive rep, eh?
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Pictures (they look pretty similar to @zeropluszero's):


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Why did you think it would be different?
flow will be poor if you watercool these boards, no idea why you would bother.
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Didn't think they would be different but the people asked! I'd hazard a guess that running the watercooling through the integrated blocks may improve cooling by ~5-10% to the detriment of loop flow rate.

I wonder if anyone has this board that also has a flow meter and thermo camera...
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I wonder how it would be if you ran a 'T' splitter on the inlet and another on the exit. In effect, you would have the same thing as when you run multiple graphics cards in parallel, as opposed to serial.

Let's say for the sake of argument that the diameter is 1/2 as small, when the water hits the T, most of it (2/3rds) would go into the larger portion (ie the "bypass") that was twice as big and the velocity would be reduced by 1/3rd. Water would go into the VRM pipe at a reduced amount and flow until it came out the other side, then the water velocity would pick back up.

So in effect, if you had 1 gallon per minute going in, you would have 1/3 GPM on the VRM and 2/3 GPM on the "bypass", and when they got to the 'T' on the other side, the flow would combine again to 1 GPM ... just like when you split a 1 GPM flow into 2 video cards in parallel (where in both cards, each would have a flow of 1/2 GPM until they hit the other side and the flow would once again combine to 1 GPM).
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I wonder how it would be if you ran a 'T' splitter on the inlet and another on the exit. In effect, you would have the same thing as when you run multiple graphics cards in parallel, as opposed to serial.

Let's say for the sake of argument that the diameter is 1/2 as small, when the water hits the T, most of it (2/3rds) would go into the larger portion (ie the "bypass") that was twice as big and the velocity would be reduced by 1/3rd. Water would go into the VRM pipe at a reduced amount and flow until it came out the other side, then the water velocity would pick back up.

So in effect, if you had 1 gallon per minute going in, you would have 1/3 GPM on the VRM and 2/3 GPM on the "bypass", and when they got to the 'T' on the other side, the flow would combine again to 1 GPM ... just like when you split a 1 GPM flow into 2 video cards in parallel (where in both cards, each would have a flow of 1/2 GPM until they hit the other side and the flow would once again combine to 1 GPM).

It's definitely possible to run parallel to avoid strangling your loop but I'm concerned with the purpose. Is it purely aesthetic? It's unlikely that there would be any measurable performance increase.
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