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Originally Posted by skingun View Post

Have you considered mounting the res directly to the pump.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
EKRES-X3-150-Lite_fit2_800_v1.jpg

I'll most definitely not mount it like that tongue.gif

it resembles a male part biggrin.gif
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post #32 of 56
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Originally Posted by AllGamer View Post

I'll most definitely not mount it like that tongue.gif

it resembles a male part biggrin.gif

That it may, but it is efficient and would tidy up a loop, keeping tubing to a minimum.
post #33 of 56
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by skingun View Post

Have you considered mounting the res directly to the pump. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
EKRES-X3-150-Lite_fit2_800_v1.jpg

I would have considered that combo pump unit had it not been for also having a future SSI-EEB motherboard upgrade in mind. With the longer motherboard tray there is simply not enough room to fit the reservoir on-top of the pump. Nevertheless many thanks for the suggestion. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by AllGamer View Post

Not quite sure why you would want to use a Y splitter for the video cards, you can run them in series, or use the EK bridge in parallel

Is it not the case that multiple flow-restrictive components in parallel reduces the overall loop pressure?
post #35 of 56
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AllGamer View Post

I'll most definitely not mount it like that tongue.gif

it resembles a male part biggrin.gif

Always thought it looks funny.
Now I know why.
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post #36 of 56
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by skingun View Post

That it may, but it is efficient and would tidy up a loop, keeping tubing to a minimum.

Despite that obvious ^ looks-thing it is probably the most efficient way to mount the reservoir.
post #37 of 56
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Originally Posted by liljestig View Post

Is it not the case that multiple flow-restrictive components in parallel reduces the overall loop pressure?

True, the achieve parallel connection with your GPUs, you would need to stagger the connection points of the inlet & outlet, while bridging both connection points between the two GPUs.

post #38 of 56
Unless you are running a new titans is there any point in SLI? Surely it's better to upgrade to the best in single GPU performance first, before considering SLI as an option...
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Unless you are running a new titans is there any point in SLI? Surely it's better to upgrade to the best in single GPU performance first, before considering SLI as an option...

This being my first SLI gaming rigs I wouldn't know, but you're probably right that a single (more powerful) graphics card is preferred over a multi-GPU setup. I typically game at only 1080p or 1440p resolution (in window mode using a 4k monitor) which actually makes even a single 980 Ti overkill. The idea in mind with SLI in this case was that sharing the workload between two cards might hopefully bring down temps a bit. rolleyes.gif
post #40 of 56

I basically was where you are now a year ago when I built my S8 in my Sig rig. :D I wish you best of luck with the build. I did stagger my SLI connectors as you can see from the 1st pic. Works brilliant and temps are super cool over a year later.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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