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post #1 of 12
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I have dumb question. The red arrow is from EK manual indicated the recommended flow. My question is if I block the bottom port and have the inlet and outlet on the same side is this still ok? (See Green arrow):

post #2 of 12
That will work fine. It actually is considered less than ideal due to slightly different resistance in GPU-1 and GPU-2 flow paths, but in practice the difference is negligible.

Not a dumb question btw; there was a lengthy discussion somewhere around here on this subject.
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Originally Posted by cmpxchg8b View Post

That will work fine. It actually is considered less than ideal due to slightly different resistance in GPU-1 and GPU-2 flow paths, but in practice the difference is negligible.

Not a dumb question btw; there was a lengthy discussion somewhere around here on this subject.

My setup is like the picture below, where the input is in the bottom and the outlet also in the bottom (see pic). So at first I thought the coolant just come into the first GPU (bottom) and then exits out instead of going through the second GPU (the top one). But someone explained to me how it work and it make sense. Thanks for your reply!

post #4 of 12
It's always a good idea to monitor GPU temperatures under load, so you'll see if there is any lack of coolant flow. There should not be any, though. Your loop is just fine.
post #5 of 12
It will work just fine, just keep in mind that it's a bit of a pain to deal with because the port with a red X on it is indented to fit the EK plugs. Gettings a fitting to go on there that doesn't leak is a bit of a pain. Had to use a bigger rubber gasket than normal to get it to work.
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It will work just fine, just keep in mind that it's a bit of a pain to deal with because the port with a red X on it is indented to fit the EK plugs. Gettings a fitting to go on there that doesn't leak is a bit of a pain. Had to use a bigger rubber gasket than normal to get it to work.

You need to use a special EK extender for those recessed ports:

https://shop.ekwb.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=ek-extender

EK does that so when you use the stop plugs they will fit flush with the body of the component.
 
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You need to use a special EK extender for those recessed ports:

https://shop.ekwb.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=ek-extender

EK does that so when you use the stop plugs they will fit flush with the body of the component.

Yeah, I saw that, but I had neither the time nor patience for that nonsense. Teflon tape around the threading. big flat rubber washer and got a big metal washer bored out to get even pressure on the rubber washer. MacGuyver woulda been proud.
post #8 of 12
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I have this enzotech extender and I want to use it instead of the EK one because it look like bitspower fitting and my build using all bitspower fittings. I think it going to work because it have some spacing in the bottom just like the ek extender. Could some one look at it and give me some more advices?

http://www.enzotechnology.com/mf_g14.htm


EK Extender:


EnzoTech Extender:
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by DNMock View Post

Yeah, I saw that, but I had neither the time nor patience for that nonsense. Teflon tape around the threading. big flat rubber washer and got a big metal washer bored out to get even pressure on the rubber washer. MacGuyver woulda been proud.

Damn that's some impressive MacGyvering. You sure about the time and patience part though? Because that sounds like a lot more time and patience spent than just buying and installing a compatible extender. tongue.gif
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by TPham View Post

I have this enzotech extender and I want to use it instead of the EK one because it look like bitspower fitting and my build using all bitspower fittings. I think it going to work because it have some spacing in the bottom just like the ek extender. Could some one look at it and give me some more advices?

http://www.enzotechnology.com/mf_g14.htm


EK Extender: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


EnzoTech Extender:


My advice would be to buy the proper extender for $4.49. That $4.49 is much better insurance that you won't damage the port or run the risk of it leaking and damaging 100's or 1000's of dollars in your rig.
 
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