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koolance Auto shutoff couplings

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Hi All,

been looking at installing a second loop in my case to cool my graphics card (getting a new one soon), anyway i stumbled across these, i like the idea of an easy way to take everything out / upgrade the loop with out having to drain all the fluid, on the other hand i am a bit worried about how restrictive these will be....
what do you guys think? has anyone used them?

http://www.koolance.com/water-coolin...Path=62_60_104
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post #2 of 5
these work nice, go for the "VL3N" ones, these ones came on top on a "QDC" (Quick Disconnect) roundup/review.

I have the VL4 (I got it before I read the review) and I use it as a drain line.
Edited by wermad - 1/21/11 at 9:48pm
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sweet thanks, appreciate the reply.
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post #4 of 5
np, Koolance has compression, barb, and threaded QDC fittings so you have quite a few options to use them throughout your loop. good luck
Edited by wermad - 1/21/11 at 7:46pm
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I wouldn't waste money on a second loop though, it doesn't really help temperatures at all. The water barely changes temperature as it flows through your loop, usually changing by less than 1C. For example at 1.0 GPM of flow (usually have more) it takes 260W of heat to raise the water temperature 1C. Your CPU consumes around 150w, so the water coming out of it is about 0.5-0.7C warmer than when it went in.

Just add the GPUs into your current loop, you will save a lot of money on an extra pump and reservoir. You could then use the quick disconnects to separate parts of the loop, so that you could change the graphics card(s) without draining the CPU loop.
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