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Can you chain two EK Predator 360's together?

Poll Results: Can I chain two EK Predator 360's using the QDC feature?

 
  • 83% (5)
    Yes it will work
  • 16% (1)
    No it will not work
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Could I get two predator 360's and chain them together in one big loop by using the QDC feature? That would give me redundant pumps in one big loop and two CPU blocks for my dual-CPU system. Thoughts?

Could this be unsafe in any way? Would it break the pumps or cause over-pressure in the tubing?
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This will work just fine. Think about it this way: A single Predator 360 will operate at say, 3000RPM and 10ft of head (just examples). Doubling the components with everything in series will double the restriction of the loop. The pumps in series will double the head pressure, and flow will actually be exactly the same as with a single loop.

If loads are distributed evenly across the two processors and airflow across the two rads is the same, linking the two Predators together will have absolutely no effect on system temps, flow rate, or water pressure.
I'm not sure how loads are distributed in a dual-cpu system, but your two rads probably wont be getting the same airflow/air temp. Linking them together would bring temps closer together.
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Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

This will work just fine. Think about it this way: A single Predator 360 will operate at say, 3000RPM and 10ft of head (just examples). Doubling the components with everything in series will double the restriction of the loop. The pumps in series will double the head pressure, and flow will actually be exactly the same as with a single loop.

If loads are distributed evenly across the two processors and airflow across the two rads is the same, linking the two Predators together will have absolutely no effect on system temps, flow rate, or water pressure.
I'm not sure how loads are distributed in a dual-cpu system, but your two rads probably wont be getting the same airflow/air temp. Linking them together would bring temps closer together.
thanks for confirming my thought process! A dual cpu system nearly always distributes load evenly across CPU's. There are exceptions, but I won't be setting myself up for those to happen. Thanks again!
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