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Has anyone here done a fan-rad-fan-rad sandwich? I want to redesign my case design before I build it to have more rad space, but I don't know if the hot air from the first rad would heat up the second rad instead of cool it. Will I see any benefit if that happens? Would I run them in serial or parallel? Both rads would be 180mm btw.

Look for "sate200" , hes a member on this thread and his old Case had a sandwhich like you are talking about.
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Sv: OCN Water Cooling Club And Picture Gallery

My case as it stands today.
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GT AP-15 fans on radiator, enermax casefans, bequiet 140mm fan for pedestal.
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How safe is it to run a pair of GTX680's with universal GPU core blocks?
Would it be safe for the vrm's to not have anything cooling them? Don't feel too safe doing that, but damn, the full cover blocks are so expensive. doh.gif

I would not bother. I was is the same dilemma when i had 2 cards. If you want the power of 2 GPUs and want to water cool still but spending $200+ in just blocks your best bet is to get the Dual GPU alternative. For GTX680s is GTX690. Also try to stick to 1 GPU. Water Cooling 2 GPUs is a lot of money.
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post #21665 of 105817
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Has anyone here done a fan-rad-fan-rad sandwich? I want to redesign my case design before I build it to have more rad space, but I don't know if the hot air from the first rad would heat up the second rad instead of cool it. Will I see any benefit if that happens? Would I run them in serial or parallel? Both rads would be 180mm btw.

The 2nd rad will get hotter air, but you can easily minimize its effect by having the hot water go through the 2nd rad first and then through the 1st radiator.
 
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post #21666 of 105817
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How safe is it to run a pair of GTX680's with universal GPU core blocks?
Would it be safe for the vrm's to not have anything cooling them? Don't feel too safe doing that, but damn, the full cover blocks are so expensive. doh.gif

I would not bother. I was is the same dilemma when i had 2 cards. If you want the power of 2 GPUs and want to water cool still but spending $200+ in just blocks your best bet is to get the Dual GPU alternative. For GTX680s is GTX690. Also try to stick to 1 GPU. Water Cooling 2 GPUs is a lot of money.

I don't think that he was asking if he should buy GTX680s' and then watercool them. I believe he is like me. Already HAS the cards and was asking what he should do, Full Coverage or Universal Block them.

Personally it's up to him. If price is an issue and doesn't wish to spend that much then going Universal is the way to go. Especially since they're transferable from one Card to another and they swap over from NVidia to AMD and vice versa quite easily.

But if Looks are an issue, it might be better to go with Full Coverage. Though resale can be a little more difficult. wink.gif

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post #21667 of 105817
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The 2nd rad will get hotter air, but you can easily minimize its effect by having the hot water go through the 2nd rad first and then through the 1st radiator.

That wouldn't help much at alls since the temperature difference between the intake and exit of the radiator would almost always be very small, less then 1 degree C*.
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I don't think that he was asking if he should buy GTX680s' and then watercool them. I believe he is like me. Already HAS the cards and was asking what he should do, Full Coverage or Universal Block them.
Personally it's up to him. If price is an issue and doesn't wish to spend that much then going Universal is the way to go. Especially since they're transferable from one Card to another and they swap over from NVidia to AMD and vice versa quite easily.
But if Looks are an issue, it might be better to go with Full Coverage. Though resale can be a little more difficult. wink.gif
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I know he has the GTX680s. If he is going to get messy with Universal blocks might as well consider Antec 620s or forget watercooling them all together. Just blocks and fittings + adapters will probably be $300 and then he will need more RAD and tubing which i personally thing is very expensive if he is on budget.
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Came home from a month of leave first thing when I walked in the door I could here my pump making all sorts of racket. I ran over to my PC thinking the pump was sucking air but it wasn't. I then saw that my dye had turned purple from blood red. So I turned the power down to the pump to see if it was pumping still and it was but didn't seem to have as much power. Then I saw there was a bunch of crap floating in my loop. So I tore everything down and this is what I saw.

You can see how it has mixed here to make a gunk like stuff
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The other side of the block
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You can see the white crap floating in the coolant
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In these you can see everything is coated in it
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I'm using distilled water, kill coil, and Mayhem's dye (blood red mix). I'm also using Primochill tubing, it looks like it might have started to cloud on me and the dye mixed in with what ever that white crap is that they are having problems with. So if you are running dye, make sure you watch for plastersizer leaching, even with good dye, it can gunk your blocks up. Everything cleans up easy, but the rad is going to be a pain. I'm hoping vinegar will clean it up. I also need to clean up my GPU block, it's a EK 5870 block and I have never opened one up before, does anyone have any tips for the o-rings or are they not that bad? I know a Rasa block can be a pain if the inner o-ring stretches. I'll take any other tips for cleaning this mess up. I still need to test the pump to see if it was just too much head pressure or if it is dieing on me.
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