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I have a b2 q code, it will boot if i pull both of the gpu.
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did you use hard tubing ? and is this your first waterloop ?

did you test everything before doing water ?

Yes, my pc is running before this, i was using clc for cpu and gpu.
post #213 of 474
start with the basics are you sure you have all wires properly plugged in ? did you install blocks on the gpus ?
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start with the basics are you sure you have all wires properly plugged in ? did you install blocks on the gpus ?

Yep, i replugged the gpu cables, i even replugged the cables coming from the psu side. The problem is, if i plug either of the gpu, it won't boot, is it likely that i fried both gpus?

Second, can you fry a gpu if you power on your system without water in the loop? I powered it on while filling up the loop.
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Such kits do exist.

The Extreme Rigs water cooling review website recently partnered with Performance PCs in the US to release a kit of high quality water cooling parts.
http://www.xtremerigs.net/2016/01/27/extreme-rigs-best-of-water-cooling-kit/

Most water cooling manufacturers also offer their own starter kits.

Here is an example:
https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-kit-x360

They are generally more expensive than the open loop parts, but also offer much better performance, and of course have to be assembled by the end user, where as the AIOs are more "plug and play".
Considering a Cryorig R1 Ultimate goes for $80 USD and some pretty decent coolers can be had for as little as $50 USD, I'd say an H220X-type cooler will need to get under $120 USD and ideally under $100 USD to be truly competitive.

Even then there may be applications where a dual tower may still win out - low maintenance. An air tower with a good fan (like the Nidec Gentle Typhoon) may be able Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
to hold out.
Use these:


Also useful for those performance obsessed who must have Black Ice GTX Extreme radiators. That said, at least the Black Ice radiators have the performance at high fan speeds, while the CLCs have none of the benefits.
Looks are always subjective, but I agree that some people do find the looks of a CLC to be better. I personally like a sexy looking tower. For me, as I said, it's either a tower, something like the H320 X2, or a full on custom loop. thumb.gif

I agree though that form over function plays a huge role. I think that there are others that just like to pretend that they are water cooling.
I stated that poorly. I'm aware of starter kits. biggrin.gif I said maybe because they generally cost more the component AIO systems. tongue.gif

I think it's more often not 'form over function', but thinking and/or pretending to have water cooling by using a CLC. tongue.gif

Not to nit-pick, but while 'twin towers' are more popular, there are equally as good single towers available. that are just as good .. and several significantly lower priced that are only a degree or three lower than the very best
Edited by doyll - 2/13/16 at 9:48am
post #216 of 474
nah
the die/core w.e. is touching the gpu block first has to heat up the copper and when it over heats it * SHOULD * shut down the pc .


now i need to know more info, are the gpus waterblocked?
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nah
the die/core w.e. is touching the gpu block first has to heat up the copper and when it over heats it * SHOULD * shut down the pc .


now i need to know more info, are the gpus waterblocked?

Yes, i have swiftech 980 ti luxury edition full cover blocks
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I have a b2 q code, it will boot if i pull both of the gpu.

B2 is "Legacy Option ROM Initialization", the MB is having an issue reading the GPU's BIOS for some reason. Check the seating on both cards,
post #219 of 474
as stated above do that, also did you verify nothing was shorting to the block/backplate before installing !
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I already reseated the gpus several times, also tried installing just one gpu at a time without success, it will only boot without gpu installed
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