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Originally Posted by offthewall69 View Post

Props to wizardonthejob for the pic; there are two basic ways to connect sli cards: series or parallel. I prefer parallel because there is less restriction and the #2 card isn't always getting the hotter coolant.


Anyone ever try or attempt option 2?
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Anyone ever try or attempt option 2?
I've done both, and they both work. All temps equalize in a core, so series will work. I just prefer parallel for the reduced restriction (at the cost of reduced flow per GPU). Series is also a little easier (1 less pipe and two less fittings). TBH, I don't plumb like this anyway. I use EK waterblocks, and they have acrylic SLI connectors for this. That way you can see the liquid from the top of the set-up.
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don't have pictures to throw up yet but I can confirm that the version 2 pci-e cables work with the gigabyte z170x-ud5 in a dual gpu configuration, hasn't thrown me out any issues as of yet.
I'm sure mike would appreciate the information thumb.gif
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Alright so this might be a silly question, I am considering going with x2 GTX1070's over a GTX1080 for two reasons. 1. I cant find a GTX1080 and I am tired of waiting as this is the last part of my build... 2. I dont have 4k or even 1440 and I don't care about it either to be honest gaming in 1080p is just fine for me, I run x3 27" Samsung curves in Ultra HD and personally love it. So I don't think a 1080 is worth it to me especially since I don't plan on upgrading my screens any time soon nor do I really care about it in general.

With that said, my question is: In a an SLI loop for water cooling how can I configure the loop, I am wanting to run the first card in slot 1 and the 2nd card in slot 5. So I know can just use PETG tube with some compression fittings, but do I have to go in the "Left top card, and come out the right bottom card"? or can I put a T in between the 1st & 2nd card on the right side. See drawing:

Are all of these possible?




Thank you!

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Originally Posted by offthewall69 View Post

Props to wizardonthejob for the pic; there are two basic ways to connect sli cards: series or parallel. I prefer parallel because there is less restriction and the #2 card isn't always getting the hotter coolant.


Anyone ever try or attempt option 2?


All 3 of your options are variations of a parallel setup, all of them would work.

As long as you have enough room for a "T" between the cards, your #2 option is fine.

D.
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Well I'm the latest victim of the doa pci link cable. Got my build all finished and found that the graphics card does not display a image when connected through pci X press riser cable. I would have to turn my pc on and off a few times and then I could get Windows to pop up, but videos and sound were stuttering and the image was pixilated and unviewable. I went to Fry's and bought 2 new thermaltake riser cables and hopefully at least one of them works, have not tried it yet. I need to make it work because my tubing is bent taking in account for the horizontal card. I was really bummed out at 1:30 this morning when I found this issue. Called thermaltake and they are starting a ticket to get a replacement cable and send in the old one. I though they had the issue figured out by now since this has happened lots of other times and the case has been out for a while. Using 1151 socket 6700k, pci 3.0 x16, and msi gtx 1080 gaming X, on Windows 10 64 pro.

If the ones at Fry's don't do the trick, I have had really good luck with this one, purchased from Amazon. The 2nd version of the Thermaltake riser card wouldn't work with my GTX 1080, but this one did.

    
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If the ones at Fry's don't do the trick, I have had really good luck with this one, purchased from Amazon. The 2nd version of the Thermaltake riser card wouldn't work with my GTX 1080, but this one did.


The cable I bought at Fry's did work, the first one I opened. I'm stoked but keeping the second unopened one has back up. I put the new cable next to the one that I received in the case and the one I bought at Fry's was a tab bit shorter then the one that came with case. From what I read the shorter one is the new version. i would have figured that the case I bought a week ago would have the new version, guess not.
post #1218 of 3173
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Originally Posted by offthewall69 View Post

I've done both, and they both work. All temps equalize in a core, so series will work. I just prefer parallel for the reduced restriction (at the cost of reduced flow per GPU). Series is also a little easier (1 less pipe and two less fittings). TBH, I don't plumb like this anyway. I use EK waterblocks, and they have acrylic SLI connectors for this. That way you can see the liquid from the top of the set-up.
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All 3 of your options are variations of a parallel setup, all of them would work.

As long as you have enough room for a "T" between the cards, your #2 option is fine.

D.

Thank you both for making that very clear! I am wanting to run the cards roughly 4-5 slots apart since I have modified the bits-power water block =D Will share once complete. thumb.gif I think the center T will look slick in SLI I have never seen one that way, but I am sure it has been done.
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Finally took the acrylic panel in the box outside today to have a look and clean it off. Turns out the glass-like fibers were not coming specifically from the paper covering but rather seemed to be just all over the edges, inside the box primarily on the side the panel was shipped on, and loose on top of the paper wrapping. Based on what @ThermalMike talked with me about in email, and what I determined with a better look in person, I'm confident the fibers must have been created from the manufacturing (laser-cutting) of the acrylic panel. For some reason my specific box must have had MUCH more than most others, to the point it was noticeable and troublesome.

I'm sure this wasn't intended and perhaps could be fixed/prevented with better quality control or some (improved?) cleaning method before being boxed. It's my assumption that obviously very few people must be affected or aware of this so it's likely a rare/isolated issue. I don't know how much of a safety or health concern these slivers/fibers are, but obviously it's unwanted. I'm assuming they're made of acrylic, which would be better than glass.

I know I said I'd get pictures but none of them turned out and I got sick of trying so I didn't. I'd suggest just for extra peace of mind that others who are unboxing a P5 to take a light after opening the box and looking around inside to see if they have all these slivers of acrylic too.

On a positive note, I hosed my panel down and it's in my system all cleaned and I'm loving the case. I'd still recommend it and look forward to starting my custom loop in a couple weeks!
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Finally took the acrylic panel in the box outside today to have a look and clean it off. Turns out the glass-like fibers were not coming specifically from the paper covering but rather seemed to be just all over the edges, inside the box primarily on the side the panel was shipped on, and loose on top of the paper wrapping. Based on what @ThermalMike talked with me about in email, and what I determined with a better look in person, I'm confident the fibers must have been created from the manufacturing (laser-cutting) of the acrylic panel. For some reason my specific box must have had MUCH more than most others, to the point it was noticeable and troublesome.

I'm sure this wasn't intended and perhaps could be fixed/prevented with better quality control or some (improved?) cleaning method before being boxed. It's my assumption that obviously very few people must be affected or aware of this so it's likely a rare/isolated issue. I don't know how much of a safety or health concern these slivers/fibers are, but obviously it's unwanted. I'm assuming they're made of acrylic, which would be better than glass.

I know I said I'd get pictures but none of them turned out and I got sick of trying so I didn't. I'd suggest just for extra peace of mind that others who are unboxing a P5 to take a light after opening the box and looking around inside to see if they have all these slivers of acrylic too.

On a positive note, I hosed my panel down and it's in my system all cleaned and I'm loving the case. I'd still recommend it and look forward to starting my custom loop in a couple weeks!

Great news! thumb.gif
    
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